In my experience, chat feed bots — the ones that post feed messages into the chat directly — are usually pretty fast. Our bot on RPG Stack Exchange reliably has posted new Meta posts to the chat after about 10 minutes.
Recently however they seem pretty slow:
- We're noticing board game's Metagamer chat bot is slow; a meta post from 22:46 didn't show up until 00:45.
- Literature's Bookworm chat bot has been reliably slow. It recently took 40 minutes to make a post, and it's been like that for ages (we've started making jokes about the "worm" name), and some of us are concerned it's slow to the point of missing messages.
- In Role-Playing Games I've noticed our Oracle chat bot being slow since December, when it took until 1:13 AM to post a meta from 00:29 AM. Mostly though it's been fast, posting our messages within a few minutes like normal.
Is this just coincidence, or temporary, or a deliberate part of how the chat bot works? Right now a few chats are noticing behaviour about it being slow and unreliable and I'm not sure if it's just our imagination or not.