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Re: Chatty CB bot(s)

by castaway (Parson)
on Aug 12, 2008 at 13:46 UTC ( #703890=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Chatty CB bot(s)


My tuppence or two, for what it's worth (not that I followed the actual conversation that this post resulted from). When I was making im2, it did originally respond to direct queries in the CB, via CB. That was deemed annoying by various people (I forget exactly whom, tho I think merlyn was involved ;).. Consequently it now only responds via /msg, which seems fine to me.

In general, while it's an interesting subject, I can't see an argument for changing the current "rules" until someone actually comes up with a request/proposal for a bot that requires to use / can only work via the CB itself. There may have been one mentioned in the prior discussion, but there isn't one in this post.

So, some concrete reasons please, other than "we're under opression here!"

Patches / extensions to im2 always welcome!


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