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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a bot?

The word bot is an abbreviation of robot. On IRC, a bot is a program that can be made to log on to an irc server and join channels, and in many ways appear to be a normal human user.

What is an eggdrop bot?

An eggdrop bot is a bot that runs on a linux or unix shell account, and is normally able to stay on-line in your channel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (barring irc server downtimes).

How do I add the bot to X?

First you will need to choose a password for the bot to use on X.

Use the syntax: /msg X adduser #channel botname 449 password
Example: /msg X adduser #funchat Ariel 449 greek2me

Once you have added the bot, you will need to let it know the password you have chosen.

Use the syntax: /msg botname CSPW #channel password
Example: /msg Ariel CSPW #funchat greek2me

How do I add the bot to K9?

Use the syntax: /msg K9 adduser #channel botname 449
Example: /msg K9 adduser #funchat Delbin 449

How do I add the bot to Chanserv?

Use the syntax: /msg chanserv aop #channel add botname
Example: /msg chanserv aop #funchat add Meraude

How do i add my op's to the bot?

Follow these steps:

  1. Login to the bot.
  2. Wait til the person you are going to add, is in the channel.
  3. If the person's nick is longer than 9 characters, have them change it, until after he/she has been added to the bot.
  4. In channel, use the syntax: botname adduser nick chanop

  5. Example: Jehana adduser marie chanop

How can I make the bot voice every person that joins my channel?

If you want the bot, as a normal thing, to voice every user that joins the channel, regardless of whether or not they are on the bot's userlist, issue the command

botname chanset +voiceall
Example: Glenelda chanset +voiceall

How do i setpass with the bot?

Use the syntax: /msg botname pass <password>
Example: /msg Achilles pass quasar5
Note: This is for setting your password for the first time.

Every time I try to give the bot a command, it says "Who are you?" What am I doing wrong?

You need to login to the bot before it will do anything for you.

How do I login to the bot?

Use the syntax: /msg botname login <password>
Example: /msg Achilles login quasar5

I can't log in to the bot, and the ident command isn't working, either - what do I do?

Naturally, if you aren't on the bot's user list for that channel at all, you need to get someone to add you to the list. However, let's assume that you are on the list already. The reason you can't login is that your host mask is different from the ones the bot knows about for you. Change your current nickname to the one you had when you were added to the bot, and try the ident command again.

How do I change my password?

To change your pass with the bot you must give the command:
/msg botname pass <old password> <new password>

I lost my password, what do I do?

Provided your e-mail address has been set on the bot, simply type /msg botname sendpass to have your password sent to you by e-mail.
Unfortunately, if you do not have your e-mail address set, the only way to retreive your password is to go to #bothouse and wait for an admin who can use GETPASS to retreive it for you.

How do i set a welcome message in my channel?

You can get the bot to issue a greeting to everyone who enters your channel by using the welcome command, provided the bot has that feature included. If it doesn't, contact BService and we will gladly add it. To see if your bot has the feature, type:

/msg botname help #channel welcome
If it answers with an explanation of command syntax then it has that feature.

Do you offer game bots or bar bots?

Yes, email requests@botservice.net

Will your bots do !rules?

Yes, email requests@botservice.net
for the script to be added to your bot.


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