This morning we discovered that Xat had created a new feature (can anyone confirm whether it’s a feature or power?) called Snakeban. With it, banned users now have the opportunity to reenter the chat but only after participating in and successfully completing a snake-like game.
Snakeban smiley can be seen on our xat smiley generator here: http://www.xatworld.com/smileygenerator/?fname=snakeban
How does it work? Well, any snake-banned user will automatically be directed to this new feature. Banned users will be greeted by the usual “you’ve been banned” pop-up along with a regressive countdown alerting them to the start of the game.
You unban yourself simply by eating the 6 apples that appear on the chat screen without dying. If you die (hit a wall, eat yourself, etc…) a message will display and the game will restart. Until you complete the game (again, 6 apples), you will remain banned. Users that get their 6 apples will reenter the chat automatically and their game time will be displayed in seconds.