Do You Keep Getting Killed After Connecting?

To combat the rising tide of virus drones trying to connect to our network, we have installed a scanner which will check your details when you connect. It works by awarding points for things in your details that look like a virus drone's nick, ident and fullname fields. This page is to help people who have been mistakenly killed as a virus drone get onto PurpleSurge with the minimum of hassle. To be killed by the service, your score must be above 7. Anything else, and the score will just be logged and you will be allowed to go on your way. If you're not a drone, and still having problems connecting to the PurpleSurge network, please submit a new ticket to our Abuse Team with as much information as possible, including a pasted output of the reason given.


To avoid being killed in the future here is a list of scoring systems used by the script so that you may adjust your details to get onto the network:


- Nick contains a known dictionary word or human name, -3 points per word

- When symbols are removed, nick contains a dictionary word or human name, -3 points per word

- Ident contains a known dictionary word or human name, -3 points per word

- When symbols are removed, Ident contains a dictionary word or human name, -3 points per word

- Full name contains a known dictionary word or human name, -3 points per word

- When symbols are removed, fullname contains a dictionary word or human name, -3 points per word

- Nick starts or ends with an alliance tag, -3 points

- Nick is the same as ident, -3 points

- Nick is the same as fullname, -3 points

- Fullname is the same as ident, -3 points

- Nick is only one character in length, +1 point

- Nick is under 6 characters in length, +1 point

- Nick is under 3 characters in length, +1 point

- Ident is over 9 characters in length, +1 point

- Ident contains numbers, -3 points per number

- Fullname contains numbers, -3 points per number

- Fullname is under 13 characters, +1 point

- Ident contains a full stop, hyphen or underscore, -2 points per symbol

- Fullname contains spaces, -1 point per space

- Fullname has colour codes, -1 point per colour code

- Fullname has symbols, e.g. $, !, ?. -3 points per symbol

- Fullname ends with .com, .net, or .org, +5 points

- Fullname starts with "sympatico.", "hotmail.", or "microsoft.", +4 points

- Nick contains {, }, |, `, ^, ], [, _, . +1 point per symbol

- Nickname is over 50% symbols shown in rule 17, +1 point

- Nick contains numbers, -1 point per number

- Fullname is all letters with no spaces or symbols, +1 point

- Ident is all letters, no symbols. +1 point

- Nickname contains NO numbers, +1 point