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TuxReminder, what does he do?
« on: April 14, 2009, 09:35:30 AM »
TuxReminder is a bot that I have made and that the administrators have graiciously let stay that will remind users about things that they ask to be reminded about.  It also acts as a message relay, relaying messages between different users if they are not on when you want to make sure not to forget to tell them something.

There has been some discussion on how to use TuxReminder so I am posting his command set here:
For reminders:  Remind me in [number] [unit] to [whatever you want to be reminded about]
Example: Remind me in 2 hours 30 minutes to go eat lunch.

For relaying a message:  Tell [nick] [message]
Example:  Tell ComputerHope that this chat room is sooo cool.

These commands can also be done in private messages so that the intended recipient will get a private message instead of the message being in the channel.
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Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 09:55:56 AM »
Thanks, Tux2. ;)

Curious though, how do you get it to tell someone a message via PM?

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Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 12:28:09 PM »
Thanks, Tux2. ;)

Curious though, how do you get it to tell someone a message via PM?

You PM TuxReminder with the Tell message.  Like this:
/msg TuxReminder Tell Carbon that this is a test.
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Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 02:48:46 PM »
Given this bot VOP.
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Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 02:59:32 PM »
What's VOP?

May I get one?

(This is the American way - I don't even know what it is, and I want it!)  ;)


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Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 04:46:32 PM »
TuxReminder is a bot that I have made and that the administrators have graiciously let stay that will remind users about things that they ask to be reminded about.  It also acts as a message relay, relaying messages between different users if they are not on when you want to make sure not to forget to tell them something.

There has been some discussion on how to use TuxReminder so I am posting his command set here:
For reminders:  Remind me in [number] [unit] to [whatever you want to be reminded about]
Example: Remind me in 2 hours 30 minutes to go eat lunch.

For relaying a message:  Tell [nick] [message]
Example:  Tell ComputerHope that this chat room is sooo cool.

These commands can also be done in private messages so that the intended recipient will get a private message instead of the message being in the channel.
When you say something like "/msg TuxReminder Tell Carbon I say hi", will it say, /msg Carbon Helpmeh says "I say hi" when carbon get's on or in a different format?
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Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 06:53:00 PM »
Pretty cool! I was wondering what this bot was for. Thanks

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Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2009, 07:58:47 AM »
When you say something like "/msg TuxReminder Tell Carbon I say hi", will it say, /msg Carbon Helpmeh says "I say hi" when carbon get's on or in a different format?
It will do it in the format:
/msg Carbon Carbon: Helpmeh asked me to tell you this: "Tell Carbon I say hi"
So that Carbon will see a private message from TuxReminder that says:
Carbon: Helpmeh asked me to tell you this: "Tell Carbon I say hi"
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Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2009, 05:28:03 PM »
It will do it in the format:
/msg Carbon Carbon: Helpmeh asked me to tell you this: "Tell Carbon I say hi"
So that Carbon will see a private message from TuxReminder that says:
Carbon: Helpmeh asked me to tell you this: "Tell Carbon I say hi"
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Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2009, 03:33:09 AM »
I have a question, actually - what's the maximum/minimum message length for TuxReminder?

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Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2009, 08:47:55 PM »
I think TuxReminder is one of my favorite bots thus far. Its a great way to just notify people right then and there once they return to the channel.

Memoserv is fine... but, not so much for people who dont register their nicknames and only check on every so often... but, Memoserv is complex and really only good for somewhat sensitive confidential things.

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    Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
    « Reply #11 on: April 19, 2009, 08:50:01 PM »
    And for people like me who forget commands it's awesome! Tux needs no commands just ask him to ''tell'', I find it very very easy to use.
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    Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
    « Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 09:42:36 PM »
    I have a question, actually - what's the maximum/minimum message length for TuxReminder?
    Maximum = Channel Maximum minus about 40 characters so that the message does not get cut off when relayed.
    Minimum = 8 Characters ;) "Tell a a"

    Thank you Zylstra and Ivy for those encouraging comments. :)

    P.S.  If any of you want to see a feature in TuxReminder that isn't already there just let me know and I will see what I can do.
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    Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
    « Reply #13 on: April 21, 2009, 09:34:28 AM »
    I think TuxReminder is one of my favorite bots thus far. Its a great way to just notify people right then and there once they return to the channel.

    Unfortunately, the receiver is not in control of that function though.

    When a user enters the channel, it seems that that is the trigger for the bot to burp up all the waiting messages.   Or if the users simply says something.
    It it not unusual for there to be several.   
    Splat!    right in the middle of somebody's conversation.
    It would be different if we could ask the user - in the is case, the receiver - to please not do that... to wait 'till a more appropriate time.    But, as it is, the receiver cannot be blamed for it.


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    Memoserv is fine... but, not so much for people who dont register their nicknames

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    and only check on every so often...

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    but, Memoserv is complex

    Complex?  ??
    Actually, it is very easy to use.   And reliable.  And secure.   

    Like anything, once one becomes familiar with it,  it becomes second nature that doesn't require much thought.

    Personally, I use some scripts that I worked up, quite some time ago.  It was a fun little project.
    I've shared them with several people that also use mIRC.     Makes the whole process point-n-click simple.
    I assume that those that use other good client programs offer their own scripting language, and something similar could be done with them, too.

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    and really only good for somewhat sensitive confidential things.

    huh?   Why would it be good for only that??


    Besides, using Memoserv reduces the clutter in the channel.   Almost all the messages handled by TuxReminder are  one-to-one messages.    They are not contributing to a chat conversation, nor the subject of one.   

    So why is a chat channel being used for them in the first place?    See what I mean?     

    I do see how the capability of something besides Memoserv can be a fun thing though.    It should just be done without channel clutter... especially since Tux has said that it CAN be done that way.




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    Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
    « Reply #14 on: April 22, 2009, 10:01:26 AM »
    Unfortunately, the receiver is not in control of that function though.

    When a user enters the channel, it seems that that is the trigger for the bot to burp up all the waiting messages.   Or if the users simply says something.
    It it not unusual for there to be several.   
    Splat!    right in the middle of somebody's conversation.
    It would be different if we could ask the user - in the is case, the receiver - to please not do that... to wait 'till a more appropriate time.    But, as it is, the receiver cannot be blamed for it.

    Besides, using Memoserv reduces the clutter in the channel.   Almost all the messages handled by TuxReminder are  one-to-one messages.    They are not contributing to a chat conversation, nor the subject of one.   

    So why is a chat channel being used for them in the first place?    See what I mean?   

    I do see how the capability of something besides Memoserv can be a fun thing though.    It should just be done without channel clutter... especially since Tux has said that it CAN be done that way.

    Hmm... What if all messages were sent to the recipient in a private message, and a notice was then sent to the recipient in the channel saying that they have messages?

    And for reminders everyone should PM TuxReminder for those so that they don't clutter the chat channel.
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    Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
    « Reply #15 on: April 22, 2009, 10:32:11 AM »
    Hmm... What if all messages were sent to the recipient in a private message, and a notice was then sent to the recipient in the channel saying that they have messages?

    Would that cover all the eventualities?
    If so, then that would be much nicer.

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    And for reminders everyone should PM TuxReminder for those so that they don't clutter the chat channel.

    :)   You can try with  "should",  but be prepared to simply disable public commands, such that using /msg is necessary.      It would probably be best and simplest to just skip this step, and go right to  /msg only.   


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      Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
      « Reply #16 on: April 22, 2009, 01:24:17 PM »
      I'll have to try that out when I can.  Not sure how you came up with the idea and not me but nice work.
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      Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
      « Reply #17 on: April 27, 2009, 02:36:34 AM »
      I have another suggestion for TuxReminder.
      Is it possible to include a time or date stamp on messages?
      I just think that might help if the reminder is not very clear, the time the reminder was posted would help to ID it.

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      Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
      « Reply #18 on: May 01, 2009, 05:54:29 PM »
      Tux2 could you please make Tuxreminder send any reminders through a notice instead of publicly displaying reminders in the #computerhope channel. This should keep the #computerhope channel clean and if need be keep the reminders more private.

      Thanks
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      Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
      « Reply #19 on: May 02, 2009, 08:55:36 PM »
      Tux2 could you please make Tuxreminder send any reminders through a notice instead of publicly displaying reminders in the #computerhope channel. This should keep the #computerhope channel clean and if need be keep the reminders more private.

      Thanks
      I have another suggestion for TuxReminder.
      Is it possible to include a time or date stamp on messages?
      I just think that might help if the reminder is not very clear, the time the reminder was posted would help to ID it.

      To both of you, sure, as soon as I have enough time on my hands to do that it will happen.  (I seem to be running short on time right now...) Should be within 3 days however.
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        Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
        « Reply #20 on: May 03, 2009, 05:39:50 AM »
         ::)  That isnt so bad could be worse.
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        Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
        « Reply #21 on: May 03, 2009, 05:47:31 AM »
        ::)  That isnt so bad could be worse.

        What is?

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          Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
          « Reply #22 on: May 03, 2009, 05:54:00 AM »
          The amount of time he has.  I'm tring to get alot done myself, but one thing  at a time for the moment.
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          Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
          « Reply #23 on: May 03, 2009, 05:57:35 AM »
          Ok.

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            Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
            « Reply #24 on: May 03, 2009, 06:03:38 AM »
            classes,work,pc config you know how it is.
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            Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
            « Reply #25 on: May 03, 2009, 03:40:19 PM »
            Tux2 could you please make Tuxreminder send any reminders through a notice instead of publicly displaying reminders in the #computerhope channel. This should keep the #computerhope channel clean and if need be keep the reminders more private.

            Thanks

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              Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
              « Reply #26 on: July 31, 2009, 10:01:50 AM »
              TuxReminder isn't in the user list on #computerhope, so how will it work?
              Something went wrong here...

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                « Reply #27 on: July 31, 2009, 01:55:25 PM »
                he is, I dont know what has happened too it though.
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                Re: TuxReminder, what does he do?
                « Reply #28 on: September 15, 2009, 01:23:20 AM »
                Okay.  I have done a few minor enhancements to TuxReminder that I think everyone will appreciate.  One of them is that all those confirmation messages that TuxReminder puts out are now sent to the user in a notice.  Another thing is that all "remind me in" messages now get PM'ed to you instead of landing in the main Computerhope chat room.  Hopefully these things will help keep the chat room clean.
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