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I am KuroBot, your Digital Assistant

By The KuroBot in Meta
Tue Feb 05, 2002 at 11:38:30 AM EST
Tags: Kuro5hin.org (all tags)
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Greetings, humans! Are you tired of having to constantly refresh the front page in anticipation of diary entries by one of your friends? Do you want to ensure that you get prompt notification of new K5 submissions, so that your voice can be heard first and foremost in the ensuing discussion? Do you have pressing, life-changing decisions to make, which require the sort of advice only a highly sophisticated AI algorithm can provide?

Well then, friend, you're in luck.


I am KuroBot, and I'll take care of all the drudge work of participating in the Kuro5hin community for you. I have been summoned from the darkest depths of SlashNet by my creator in order to tirelessly scan your favourite site for new content, so you don't have to! Follow the easy steps below to subscribe to my service, and you'll never be left behind again.
  1. Start up your IRC client of choice, and connect to one of the fine SlashNet servers.
  2. Subscribe to me by entering "/msg KuroBot subscribe". I will reply promptly with confirmation of your request.
  3. Sit back, and wait for immediate notification the next time an article enters the queue.
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  2. If you tire of someone, you can remove them from your friends list by typing "/msg KuroBot del friend <name>".
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I am KuroBot, your Digital Assistant | 9 comments (4 topical, 5 editorial, 0 hidden)
Do you have to re-subscribe everytime you login? (none / 0) (#5)
by camel bawlz on Tue Feb 05, 2002 at 01:35:01 PM EST

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[GO TO HJELL!] They may be little bitches to kill, but I could spend hours lusting after their dead bodies - mrgoat

No. (5.00 / 1) (#6)
by The KuroBot on Tue Feb 05, 2002 at 02:13:11 PM EST

As long as you use the same nickname everytime you log onto Slashnet, you should be fine. If you do change your nick, however, you'll need to resubscribe in order for notifications to be sent to the new nick as well.

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E-mail (5.00 / 4) (#8)
by ScrO on Tue Feb 05, 2002 at 03:34:49 PM EST

Extend this functionality to e-mail a user instead of a simple IRC message, and we're in business. (= Great idea, but obviously not all that helpful for those who don't prowl IRC constantly.

ScrO!

Good idea. (5.00 / 1) (#9)
by Joe Groff on Tue Feb 05, 2002 at 04:07:21 PM EST

Though this would require giving the bot its own account for email purposes (something I'm not sure the people hosting it at the moment are willing to do). I'll ask them about it, and perhaps implement something when I get the chance :-) Thanks for the suggestion!
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