Uninformed: Informative Information for the Uninformed

Vol 2» 2005.Sept

Administrative command discovery

Originally, Battle.net would provide no acknowledgement if one issued an unrecognized chat command ("slash-command"). Blizzard later changed the server software to respond with an error message if a user sent an unknown command, but the server originally silently ignored the command if the user issued a privileged (administrator-only) command. This allowed end users to discover the names of various commands accessible to system administrators.