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  • My other concern is with spam. I personally wouldn't like to come to the channel and see people spamming the Patreon. As a general rule of thumb, the other mods and I will try to limit ourselves of one posting each of those sort of things so that it is seen, but so its not every other message. Opening up those shortcuts to the general populace, may create that issue.

  • @Ruaidhri18 I'm pretty sure you can set it to whisper to the person issuing the command. I've seen channels where only subs/mods can make a message visible in chat with a command.

  • @Olf_Himself But you are suggesting something that is less convenient than scrolling down or pressing the information button on mobile.

    Upcoming shows? There's the schedule.
    Wanna know about Patreon? There's the button down there.
    Want to see EZA's youtube page? It's also down there.

    The only merit in one of your suggestions is description for shows, but that actually takes away from the show itself because the show hosts should be and are describing the shows themselves. You might as well be linking them the show, but if you directly link one episode, not only does someone need to update it every time, it also takes away visits from the EZA Youtube home page which advertises multiple shows. Maybe that's what they want. Maybe it isn't. I certainly wouldn't want to direct flow from home page which I set up to maximize content advertisement.

    And about your reply to Ruaidhri, the person issuing the command is going to be seen, and that could be disruptive.

  • @Whoaness How does a command like !tabletop which gives the user a description like "Tabletop Escapades is a show where the allies play DnD with the 5E ruleset in world created by Ben Moore" take away visits to the youtube or homepage? If anything it would direct more traffic there.
    Also, in regards to the command itself being disruptive, I have to disagree. Plenty of channels with 10 times the amount of viewers we get on a regular basis have similar chat commands and have no problem with them taking over. I don't think people would get triggered by a new person once in a while using !easyupdate to find out what it is if they hear them talking about it on the stream.

    But I only made this thread to remind them that we had a bot at all and if the only thing they use if for is automatically removing banned text that's fine by me.

  • @Olf_Himself Because someone could look at the text and say "Oh that sounds stupid" and not even look at the video, whereas if the viewer watches the video and see Ben talk about it, Ben would describe it more accurately and with a much more convincing voice than text, and the viewer might be inclined to keep watching since they already opened it up.

  • @Whoaness Are you sure someone who would be completely turned off by a a short sentence could even be bothered to sit through an hour of content?

  • @Olf_Himself That's not the point. The point is that you hook them in with the actual show itself.

    And I should also point this out in case you aren't actually in Twitch Chat all the time, like I am, but Twitch chat is active enough 24/7 that we can simply tell people what the show is about if they ask.

  • Gotta say I'm with @Whoaness here. Unless there is a specific utility that only a bot can supply it just muddies the chat and gets in the way of the best part which is person to person interaction. Twitch bots have always felt like a hangover from IRC, with the exception of more demanding channels like saltybet. EZA chat is great, not sure bot commands would add anything and could potentially lead to unwelcome disruption.

    Secret shame: !haiku is a delight

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    I think its doing fine but if the Easy Allies Crew want to set it up to do basic things. It will be alright, there is always a mod usually on during streams. Should stuff get out of hands with Moobot.

  • You don't need to use Moobot or Nightbot for anything else but catching people who spam or use all caps or whatever. You don't need to use commands at all. Considering that certain mods already will repeat things like "check out our patreon", you could config it to repeat the message once an hour during a livestream or whatever. It isn't that difficult and takes a load off the mods.

    I hope that this is still being worked on as I find it very important the bigger the channel gets. It's extremely useful for events like E3 and should have been done for that event this year.

  • A bit off topic, but still:
    Does anyone know why there are now always two recordings of the same stream in the Twitch archives? Like now the newest ones from Ben: Monster Hunter and Yakuza both have two videos of them. With slightly different lengths.

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    @Sentinel-Beach Twitch now shows past broadcasts and highlights on the same page (although you can still filter to one or the other). Past broadcasts are the completely raw unedited streams and Twitch deletes them after a few weeks. Highlights are the clip-outs I use to export to YouTube and they stay on the Twitch channel permanently as well.