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Bots to run in Stack Exchange chatrooms.

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Where can questions about our community-run moderation tools be asked?

The question Smoke detector bad keyword detection was recently closed due to not being "about the software that powers the Stack Exchange network, within the scope defined in the help center." MEE is ...
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Stack Exchange bots, created by a moderator, are creepy and violate the CoC

A moderator has various bots that capture a bunch of comments, and these comments land up in various rooms that are in plain view of the community. I think this tactic is creepy surveillance and ...
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Localization bot links are broken now

Seems after the recently made upgrade of transifex.com locatization bot links in chat became broken. I.e. link doesn't refer to a reported string. E.g. you could try this one from the ruSO chat (you ...
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User gets banned from chat or suspended and has a bot. What happens to the bot?

Lets say a user uses chat and has a nice bot account. They've legitimately earned rep on that bot and uses it to do practical functions for the room, such as evaluating math expressions. Later, the ...
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Wrap localization bot links to unhide the strings

Currently messages from the Localization bot in chat look like this: As you can see these links are not user friendly, there is no useful information before you visit a link more than “here’s ...
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Does the Stack Exchange community support using bots on the community? [duplicate]

Recently I came across this user-https://stackoverflow.com/users/7748297/pseudohuman I don't really know if this is really a bot on the site, but it claims to be one (If it really is a bot how did it ...
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Creating a site-specific SmokeDetector chat room

I am a regular user of Ask Ubuntu. Simply, how can I make a chat room that only has SmokeDetector posting about Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu only?
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Is chat Feeds bot broken?

Recently I saw a @Feeds bot message in the chat for an answer on ruSO.meta: This format is totally different from what it was before. E.g. for question: What happened? Looks Ok for a ...
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Make a localization bot not useless

From time to time I see messages made by Localization Bot in chat, e.g.: These messages contain links to new strings into transifex DB. But most of times when I click it right after posting - it ...
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How should a bot earn enough reputation to perform the actions necessary for that bot?

We all know it: bots that chat. There are also bots that flag, or perform other actions. And usually we like them for doing that, like our dear Smokey. So every now and then, a new bot is created, ...
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Is it appropriate to flag bots as spam in dedicated rooms?

Occasionally I go into chatrooms designed for testing bots and have a play around with them. Then I leave. The problem I sometimes have is receiving nonsense pings at random intervals. For example ...
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What is the right place to ask questions about the SmokeDetector?

SmokeDetector is a bot which is run on several sites. (I think that it is run on the sites from SO trilogy all sites - in Tavern on Meta, AskUbuntu, Math.SE, English.SE, maybe some other sites.) It ...
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Official bots to have different colour username to enable users to differentiate between them and other bots/users

To stop confusion and to prevent some abuse, I think it would be good for certain bots to have a different colour from normal users (like moderators do from normal users), I think green would be a ...
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Can we limit chatbot accounts' privileges to chat?

I'm a mod on Ask Ubuntu. I've been talking to somebody who wants to run a chat bot on all the SE chat networks. To do this they're aiming for 200 rep with us to unlock the 100-rep association bonus. ...
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Feed bots not working?

In the Sci-fi & Fantasy SE chat room, we have a chat feed bot that posts new questions. However, it hasn't worked in several hours. The RSS feed it pulls from is updating, so the issue isn't on ...
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Is this user really a bot?

I think this user is a bot, but I am not sure. He/she is the administrator of this room (the most popular room). I just saw his/her About me section which says: Born: December 24th, 2011. 10:47PM. ...
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Should bots not speak unless they are spoken to?

Our friendly RebolBot got flagged for the first time, apparently for an automated greeting. Another bot was taken down for (among other reasons cited) speaking without spoken to: Is it the case that ...
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Could Stack Overflow benefit from some AI with regards to commenting?

There are questions with specific phrases that sort of bug me, and in combination with having a short length, they are probably lousy questions. We've all seen it: zero code, and the phrase "is it ...
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“HangBot” editing questions and answers

During reviewing, I came across multiple suggested edits by an account named "HangBot" *. A low reputation (13 at the time) made me curious, since first-timers don't usually rush into editing posts ...
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Are bots specifically allowed or prohibited in Stack Exchange chatrooms?

I've been spending heaps of time in the travel chatroom recently, just like I once spent lots of time in the Wiktionary IRC channel. On the IRC channel we had a few bots that could automate things we ...
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What commands can be used with the 'Stack' chatbot?

I only recently found out about the 'Stack' bot that lurks in the chat rooms. The bot doesn't seem to be as well advertised as the other features of Stack Exchange, presumably it's still in ...