Bot Feedback



I’m tend to lurk a lot and talk a little in #joiito.  I also spend a fair amount of time on IRC, and have on and off since I was a kid.  I know that bots in IRC channels can be quite useful, but the bot feedback level is pretty high in #joiito today:

***laszlo [] has joined #joiito
<jibot>laszlo is a Tokyo-based journalist – and
<laszlo>chomp: | IsshoNews (en): Professionals don’t steal
<shorten>laszlo’s url is at
-surly:#joiito  from laszlo 🙂
<chomp>laszlo: URL posted.

Jibot is quite useful when in herald mode.  It makes mapping IRC nicks to people and blogs much easier.  We use a modified Chump bot in #mobitopia to keep track of and discuss links, and I don’t know if I could function well without it.  I’m not a huge fan of the url shortening services in IRC channels.  I could probably deal with one, but two seems a bit excessive.

Luckily the bots seem content with ignoring each other, or else we’d be in for some real fun.

Yes, I do know about the /ignore command, but I tend to find myself in front of several different clients throughout the day, so managing the /ignores is just not worthwhile.

Perhaps I’m just a bit cranky because it is monday.