Is there interest in a new bot? (in General)

Zacharia Andrew Pa!n July 23 2006 7:08 PM EDT

Basically that's the question. One can be made for the rooms if desired from the information I've been told.

AdminShade July 23 2006 7:47 PM EDT

Erm, what are you talking about?

(and with that I mean, can you give some background information?)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] July 23 2006 7:48 PM EDT

He's talking about a replacement for lumpbot, which I thought someone (SNK3R?) had already done....

{Quitter}Gah July 23 2006 7:49 PM EDT

Do you mean like LumpBot? Cause we have the help link...

SNK3R July 23 2006 7:50 PM EDT

Don't look at me; I can't even find out how to connect to the server via pure Java. You're looking at Frod's version of FrodBot created in Python, I assume.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] July 23 2006 8:15 PM EDT

Yes, Frod created one which is sadly no longer around here :(

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] July 23 2006 8:17 PM EDT

Didn't Drudge take on the task of updating or creating a new lumpbot?

Thought there was some talk about that a few months back.

QBOddBird July 23 2006 9:20 PM EDT

Yes, drudge had been updating Frodbot; I was testing for him some ^.^

It stayed in chat for quite some time, but I'm not sure how much longer after I left that it was up.

Zacharia Andrew Pa!n July 24 2006 11:57 AM EDT

I did mention I knew how. It's an .ini file of scripts that's run by a script editor.

bartjan July 24 2006 12:25 PM EDT

In what language will you write the bot in?
What services are you going to provide?

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] July 24 2006 12:32 PM EDT

Frodbot was in New Players all night.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] July 24 2006 12:44 PM EDT

Fridbot is still here, i just typed in Fordbot into PM to: and typed this out...

=> Frodbot whatis MH
<Frodbot> Morgul Hammer: 2H melee weapon. x84 base damage. Forge x115,25; +95,27. Vampiric: adds 20% of damage inflicted to the wielder's HP.* possible Extra Quench for HEAT cycle on + after 27 *

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] July 24 2006 12:45 PM EDT

wow, frodbot* on both of those terribly misspelled Frodbots!

Frod July 24 2006 3:05 PM EDT

bartjan had the right answer: what will the bot do that justifies its existence?

I took frodbot out of circulation when the wiki went up, because almost all the queries to frodbot were for item information (forge times, etc.). The wiki does this, and better (since there's no longer a single point of failure--namely me--for updating the information).

The only other real feature was the abr command, which few people used.

It's easy to code up a bot and throw it out there. It's more work when people start relying on it to be there, to work 24x7, and to be up-to-date. That being said, if there are more useful features that frodbot should provide, I'd gladly continue to support it.

BootyGod July 24 2006 4:55 PM EDT

There IS a TriviaBot being made, if you heard about that. Not sure if that what you were looking for though.

SNK3R July 24 2006 7:18 PM EDT

I've been asking drudge to implement a 'whereis' feature for the longest time ever. I think this was one of the best features LumpBot had, actually. If you don't remember, here's what happened:

The user would type 'whereis user-name'. The output would show the user in their specified chat room, if online. If the user was not online, there would be a 'Nobody of that name is in chat.' In addition, the user-name given by the user did not have to be exact (i.e., if I searched for 'nk' and SNK3R was in chat, it would show that I was in whatever channel I was in, in addition to anybody else who had a 'nk' in their name who was online.)

In addition, the 'Admins online' or 'chat ops online' feature would be nice: if a user types 'admins' (or 'chat ops') the output shows which Admin. or Chat OP is currently online and in which room.

Frod July 24 2006 11:36 PM EDT

Hrm. Checking against the current forum participants isn't hard at all...

AdminJonathan July 25 2006 12:05 AM EDT

Lumpbot just told you what chat room somebody was in.

Frod July 25 2006 2:09 AM EDT

s/forum/chat/g, of course. Sleep would be appropriate now. :-)

Negator July 25 2006 9:13 AM EDT

Whoa, UNIX editor syntax in a forum post. This place is cool. :)
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