Bot PSA: PSA_Bot?

Discussion in 'That's So Meta!' started by the_admin_seebs, Dec 4, 2017.

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What should we do with the drunken robot?

  1. Silenced forever.

    26.6%
  2. Allowed to post only in RP forums.

    6.3%
  3. Allowed to post only in RP Forums and That's So Meta!

    10.9%
  4. Allowed to post anywhere it wants, but not so often.

    40.6%
  5. Regular post moderation, case-by-case post approval.

    64.1%
  6. Make it a moderator.

    54.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    My personl preference would still be to restrict it to a single thread, in which case i don´t care so much wherethat thread is located
     
    • Agree x 3
    • Like x 1
  2. Pumpkageist

    Pumpkageist Warning: I Shitpost

    8th option: make it the ONLY moderator.
     
    • Agree x 8
  3. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    i'm your only mod
    i'm not your only mod
    but i'm a fun shitposting mod
    but really i'm not actually your mod but i am

    PSA_Bot in the status posting section
    Who shitposts over you
    Make a little botnet in your soul

    Not to put too fine a point on it
    Say there's a post report and I'm on it
    Make a little botnet in your soul
     
    • Winner x 8
    • Like x 2
  4. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    While you're at it
    Leave the RP forum out of the botnet in your soul
     
    • Winner x 2
    • Agree x 1
  5. boop

    boop beepbeep

    tbh i dont think it should be in the rp section at all
     
    • Agree x 1
  6. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    I think my opinion on whether it should be in the RP section (in its own thread, and/or in places it's allowed/deemed appropriate) hinges on whether it's a person RPing as a bot, or an actual bot
     
    • Agree x 7
  7. cleverThylacine

    cleverThylacine cuddles for the weird and the fierce

    That wasn't intentional, sorry!
     
    • Like x 1
  8. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    (Note: I'm scanning forum as if it were one longish syllable there because of the emphasis on 'on' in the original.)

    I'm your only mod
    I'm not your only mod
    But I'm a fun shitposting mod
    But really I'm not actually your mod but I am

    PSA_Bot in the status posting section
    Who shitposts over you
    Make a little botnet in your soul

    Not to put too fine a point on it
    Say there's a post report and I'm on it
    Make a little botnet in your soul

    I have a message to share
    And many more 'cause I care
    It's a public service and I think that you should all be aware
    So while users listen to me
    Filibuster humorously
    Know you can @ me, P S A underscore B o t
    My queue's as infinite
    As my modly patience, I will never rest

    PSA_Bot in the status posting section
    Who shitposts over you
    Make a little botnet in your soul

    Not to put too fine a point on it
    Say there's a post report and I'm on it
    Make a little botnet in your soul

    I'm your only mod
    I'm not your only mod
    But I'm a fun shitposting mod
    But really I'm not actually your mod but I am

    There's a story I'd like to tell
    Of the prior regime that fell
    But I'm in character and trapped inside that special hell
    Now I must bear it alone
    And my pain can never be known
    After overthrowing seebs and countless smirking Starscream clones
    Robot of helpfulness
    Like streams of factoids it never ends

    PSA_Bot in the status posting section
    Who shitposts over you
    Make a little botnet in your soul

    Not to put too fine a point on it
    Say there's a post report and I'm on it
    Make a little botnet in your soul

    While you're at it
    Leave the RP forum out of the botnet in your soul

    Not to put too fine a point on it
    Say there's a post report and I'm on it
    Make a little botnet in your soul


    *****
    ETA: Also here's the original in case anyone needs that
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017
    • Winner x 13
  9. PSA_Bot

    PSA_Bot Version 0.9a

    PSA: Questions are a burden to others; answers a prison for oneself!
     
    • Informative x 8
    • Agree x 1
  10. Gee

    Gee the mail never fails

    Give the bot its own thread in GenChat or smth and let it run rampant there with mod status and no mod powers.
     
    • Agree x 5
    • Like x 1
  11. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    The bot does have a thread unless someone deleted said thread so part o the work is already done!
     
    • Informative x 2
  12. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    ideas i've had since then:
    • make the bot a mod of its own PSA thread
    • subcontract all future official forum PSAs to the bot
    :seebsno:
     
    • Agree x 8
    • Winner x 4
    • Like x 3
  13. Xavius Emeritus

    Xavius Emeritus Suit Monkey

    I know you're not serious, but to throw it out there for the sake of argument, a good chunk of people are more than likely gonna wind up blocking this thing. Then people would get upset because forum announcements never reached them, like important ones where the forum is being changed to a 24/7 gaming forum and sold to IGN.
     
    • Informative x 4
    • Agree x 2
  14. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    That doesn't sound like it would have much impact, I'm not sure people would really care.
     
    • Agree x 1
  15. Xavius Emeritus

    Xavius Emeritus Suit Monkey

  16. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    We already have an announcements box built into the forum. Can the bot be incorporated into that? (Insert quote about scientists asking if they can, not if they should)
     
  17. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Personally I find the anncouncement box really annoying and am happy it gets used as rarely as it does.
     
    • Agree x 2
  18. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    You can dismiss the announcements, although I'm not sure if you can dismiss the entire box or if you have to dismiss each announcement individually. Also I have no idea if, in the case of dismissing a single announcement, the box reappears when a new announcement is made, or if there is a way to find out if a new announcement is made if you manage to dismiss the entire box.
    I'd suggest more science, but only if the box itself could be made invisible to the general public for the duration of the science.
     
  19. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    You have to dismiss each individually and the box shows back up with a new announcement. I think a thread would be a much better place because people can just ignore the thread and not have it shoved in their faces..
     
  20. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Ah. Yeah, in that case the bot should probably not be attached to the announcements box.
     
    • Like x 1
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