This site is a hobby project by a single developer started in 2017, while currently costs are low as hosting is provided for free this may not always be the case. As the site grows so do our resource requirements and inevitably our running costs. While these tips are definetly not required they are greatly appreciated and help make me feel appreciated for the work I put in.
If you have donated or are planning to and would prefer a twitch name rather than initials, your full name or organisation name let me know in the tip or contact ScottishRambler on discord.
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We are always looking for people to help us our with streamer and character data. We have a super simple web based system for users to update streamer profiles
We are also always open to ideas or features we currently do not have. This site was never planned nor were the current set of features and there is definetly room for growth within GTA RP and as a general RP hub. If you want to write blogs showcasing what is happening in the scene, clips or storylines or have any other idea that sounds cool let me know.
If you are interested in any of the above let us known on discord by messaging an admin or staff member or by using the link below (please leave a contact method we can get back to you on).Contact us now to help!
Esc is used to escape/dismiss. If the search field has focus it will clear it if there is a filter active, otherwise it will close it. Otherwise it will close all active dialogs, if there are none it will dismiss all notifications that are visible.
ctrl+r will refresh thumbnails, this action has a 30 second cooldown.
ctrl+f will open up the search field and move focus to it.
f1 will open this help page
f2 will open the options page
The search feature searches all elements of a stream: the game, the streamer name, the title and their characters. Clicking on the search icon when the search field is open will remove the filter and close the search field. It will expand character data for characters it matches and collapse only the ones it opened when cleared. The search filter is applied to new streams but you will receive notifications regardless. It uses regular expressions so characters such as . and ? need to be escape with a backslash to search for them. You can use | to search for a|b (a or b). It will highlight any element that it matches. Currently it may match characters which are not visible based on the server the streamer is currently on.
Currently only characters associated with the server a streamer is on are displayed. When they change servers these are updated. If someone is not on gta or is detected to be on an unmonitored server their homegroup characters will be display
Thumbnails are automatically refreshed at default every 1 and a half minutes. The urls are appended with the current time to circumvent the browser cache. All the thumbnails are pulled from the twitch servers which internally caches them for a short period of time. The refresh delay can be configured but currently the minimum refresh delay is 60 seconds.
The webapp queries the backing data every 2 and a half minutes. The backing application queries all tracked gta streamers every 2 and a half minutes and tries to determine what server they are playing on. Each streamer is associated with a 'home server' and will default to that server if no matching conditions are detected for the stream. There is a long list of terms/servers which will put a streamer onto 'other' / 'not on x server' depending on the subdomain you are on.
The list of streamers is crawled from all live GTA V streamers every 10 minutes. Streams that match certain conditions are collected. These streamers are then manually confirmed and then exported to the live application
I started watching GTA RP during the SOE days, then followed FamilyRP. I later got into NoPixel. I noticed a lot of streamers were playing on TwitchRP so I added that server. When IllicitRP went public I assumed initially it might take off because of Scoots involvement, I am however considering removing it given lack of activity. If there is a server you would like added let me know via the feedback form
Not yet, it is a feature that will be coming soon™. I am also considering custom groupings of streamers. If you have any thoughts on features like this be sure to use the feedback feature to let me know.