CommunityBot

From Wazeopedia

Communitybot is an automated chat bot for use in the Waze Discord servers.

Features

Role Syncing

Communitybot can sync your roles across the regional Discord servers. A limited number of roles are set by the bot for security reasons; others must be set manually and are not synced automatically. The table below gives the available roles and the permission required to set them. For example, the L6 role can only be given by champs, and only when the command is used in the national server.

NOTE: Any command which includes @username in the table below cannot be used on yourself--it must be assigned by someone else with the appropriate permissions.
NOTE: When setting the roles for a user using the below commands the user must be online otherwise the command will fail.
Role Bot Command Role Required
Country Manager (CM) !cm @username CM or above
State Manager (SM) !sm @username SM or above
Large Area Manager (LAM) !lam @username SM or above
Area Manager (AM) !am @username SM or above
Mentor !mentor @username SM or above
Region-specific !region @username SM or above
Level 6 (L6) !l6 @username Champ in national server
Level 5 (L5) !l5 @username SM or above
Level 4 (L4) !l4 @username SM or above
Level 3 (L3) !l3 @username SM or above
Level 3 (L3) !l3 Anyone (role is assigned to command user)
Level 2 (L2) !l2 @username SM or above
Level 2 (L2) !l2 Anyone (role is assigned to command user)
Level 1 (L1) !l1 @username SM or above
Level 1 (L1) !l1 Anyone (role is assigned to command user)

Commands

Glossary

You can search for glossary terms with the command !glossary, using the format !glossary search term.

Lookup

Some channels may have a linked Google Spreadsheet. If your channel does, you can search it using !lookup. An example command is !lookup search term.

Add/modify a lookup sheet

To add a lookup sheet to a channel use the !lookup add command and specify the sheet ID. Example: If you have a Google Sheet link like https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1-f-JTWY5UnBx-rFTa4qhyGMYdHBZWNirUTOgn222zMY/pubhtml?gid=1292189415&single=true the sheet ID is 1-f-JTWY5UnBx-rFTa4qhyGMYdHBZWNirUTOgn222zMY. For the bot to be able to search the sheet it must be published to the web.

If multiple tabs are published to the web, you must specify the gid for the sheet you want to run the !lookup against. You do this when you add the sheet. In the link above, a gid is given (1292189415). To specify the sheet and tab you would add a space after the sheet ID and add the gid from the URL. Ex: !lookup add 1-f-JTWY5UnBx-rFTa4qhyGMYdHBZWNirUTOgn222zMY 1292189415.

To change the sheet that is used for the channel, run the !lookup add command with the new sheet ID and it will be modified.

This is restricted to SM or above.

Remove lookup sheet

To remove a lookup sheet from a channel use the !lookup remove command.

This is restricted to SM or above.

Outreach

The !outreach command is the same as lookup but dedicated to the use of lookup searches for outreach sheets, due to the number of states/regions that maintain these. This frees up the !lookup command for other sheet searches.

TTS Abbreviations Search

To search the TTS abbreviation sheet (https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/USA/Abbreviations_and_acronyms) can be searched with the !abbreviation or !abbr command. This is available in all channels/servers and direct message with CommunityBot.

Wazeopedia Search

You can search Wazeopedia (WoP) using the !search or !w commands. This will search WoP as if you were doing the search from the searchbox on a WoP page. Due to this search working the same as WoP some results may be confusing - when searching on WoP if you have an exact match it can automatically direct you to that page without providing autocomplete results or presenting a search page, however when run through the bot it can provide several results, some of which may not be very accurate.

Tiles

You can query the last NA and INTL tile update with the command !tiles.

Profile

You can generate profile links for a given editor name with the !profile command. An example command is !profile EditorName. This will return the editor profile, forum profile and wiki profile links. The bot will check if the forum and wiki profiles exist and if they do not it will return No forum profile and No wiki profile, respectively.

Autoreplies

An autoreply is a message that the bot will reply with automatically when a certain phrase is said in chat. Autoreplies can be created at the channel, server, or global levels. The syntax is by nature somewhat convoluted due to the features provided. To trigger an autoreply, the keyword is sent preceded by an exclamation mark !.

Channel and server autoreplies can be set by SM+, and global autoreplies can be set only in the national server by champs.

The base command is !autoreplies, by itself this will bring up a list of available autoreplies for the area it is used in. To add or remove autoreplies, send the command from the server, and/or channel you want it to apply to. The command is made of four parts; base + action + area + trigger term + autoreply text.
base = !autoreplies
action = add or remove
area = global, server, or channel
trigger term = the keyword that when typed will trigger this response. Do not include the preceding exclamation mark.
autoreply text = the full formatted text that should be return when the trigger term sent.

Here's an example command:

!autoreplies add server testing This is a test.

!autoreplies remove global anothertest This is another test.

Available autoreplies

Below is a list of some of the global autoreplies which have been set.

Trigger Response Text
!help Link to this page
!copyright
!sources
!externalsources
Information about using external sources and © content
!nickname Instructions to set up a proper nickname on Discord
!ping
!status
Check if bot is working
!source Link to source code for the bot
!soon 🔜 parody
!VEOC Information about the Virtual Emergency Operations Center (VEOC) and a VEOC server invite

Keyword Subscriptions

You can subscribe to keywords and the bot will message you whenever one is used in a channel that you're in. The commands are somewhat complicated because of the functionality available. Use your personal chat with CommunityBot to manage these.

Notes

Keywords must be at least 2 characters long. Regular keywords are not case-sensitive but regex keywords are by default (regex special characters such as \W are respected) - more below.

Base command

The base command to use is !keyword or !subscription, or variants of these.

Regular Expressions

Regular expression keywords are supported. To use them, create a keyword as normal but wrap your regex in /. For example, !keyword add /.*/. Regex keyword are case sensitive by default. To make the keyword case insensitive end your regex with /i instead of /. Ex: /wAzE/ will match with wAzE but not waze. /wAzE/i will match both wAzE and waze.

List keywords

Your existing keywords can be listed using !keyword list.

Add a keyword

To add a keyword, use !keyword add keywordhere. You can use multiple words, but note that you will only be messaged if the entire phrase you use is a match. To add multiple separate keywords, you need to use the command multiple times in individual messages.

Test a keyword

You can test your keywords by using the !keyword test command. This can be run in a channel or a direct message with CommunityBot. Ex: !keyword test some text to see if your keyword is triggered. If any of your keywords are triggered by your test text CommunityBot will alert you as to which keywords were triggered. This is a good way to make sure you do not duplicate keywords, and you don't have to wait for someone to respond with a test message.

Remove a keyword

Remove keywords using !keyword remove keywordhere. The keyword must exactly match one of your existing keywords or the command will fail.

Ignoring keywords in servers or channels

By default, the bot will message you if a keyword matches in any channel that you're in. You can ignore specific keywords in certain servers or channels with these commands. To find the server or channel ID, see the Getting IDs section below.

List ignored keywords

Your ignored keywords can be listed using !keyword ignore list.

Ignore a keyword in a server

To ignore a server: !keyword ignore server serverid keywordhere. For example, you could ignore the keyword "testing" in the national server by using !keyword ignore server 300471946494214146 testing.

Ignore a keyword in a channel

Ignoring a channel uses the same syntax as ignoring a server, except the word "channel" is used instead of "server": !keyword ignore channel channelid keywordhere. For example, to ignore the keyword "testing" in the GLR channel on the national server, you would use !keyword ignore channel 300568375900504074 testing.

Unignore a server or channel

Unignoring a server or channel uses the same syntax as ignoring, but with the word "unignore" instead of "ignore". For example: !keyword unignore server 300471946494214146 testing.

Mute servers or channels

You can mute all keywords from a given server or channel using these commands.

Mute a server

Mute a server using !keywords mute server serverid. For example, !keyword mute server 300471946494214146.

List muted keywords

Your muted keywords can be listed using !keyword mute list.

Mute a channel

Mute a channel using !keyword mute channel channelid. For example, !keyword mute channel 300568375900504074.

Unmute a server or channel

Unmute a server or channel using the same commands as above, except using unmute instead of mute.

DND mode

You can temporarily silence keyword alerts using the !dnd command. Running the command alone (!dnd) will return the amount of time left on DND mode if it is enabled.

Enable DND

To enable DND mode use the !dnd command followed by the number of hours you want DND mode enabled. Ex: !dnd 8.5 will enable DND for 8.5 hours.

Disable DND

To disable DND mode use the !dnd disable or !dnd off command.

Scripts

The WazeDev group is maintaining a list of community scripts to search in order to find the current version, current active developer, install & forum links. This list can be searched by running the !scripts search term command. To view the scripts sheet run !scripts If a script is missing from this sheet and you feel it should be added, contact MapOMatic or JustinS83 to get it added.

Server Leave Alerts

To have CommunityBot notify a channel when a user leaves the server use the !serverleave command. Running !serverleave without any other parameters will return if the server has a channel designated. Only one channel can be designated per server.

This is restricted to administrators of the server.

Add

To designate a channel to be used for server leave messages use the !serverleave add command and specify the channel id. Example: !serverleave add 299563059695976451. You can also directly reference the channel - ex: !serverleave add #general.

To modify the channel used, run the !serverleave add command with the new channel number.

Remove

To remove the channel designation run the !serverleave remove in any channel on the server.

Permalink Extraction

To remove permalinks from a message, and remove the layer information, use the !pl command followed by the text that includes the permalink(s). If multiple permalinks are found they will all be extracted, layer information stripped, and returned in a message separated by the pipe (|) character. This command works well in a direct message to CommunityBot to reduce unneeded public messages.

Announce

Champs are able to use the !announce command to post a message to all US servers that have opted to create an #announcements channel. Ex: !announce Text to be shown in all announce channels. This will be used for posting information that needs to be spread nationwide and for bot update information.

Server join messages

To have CommunityBot send a direct message to an editor that joins a server use the !serverjoin command. This can be used to welcome them to the server/region and send them some basic information for the region or direct them toward important channels on the server.

Add

To add a join message to a server use the !serverjoin add command. Ex: !serverjoin add Welcome to the server!. This command must be run on the server that you wish to add the message to.

Remove

To remove a join message from a server use the !serverjoin remove command.

Note: This command is restricted to champs on the US servers, and admin on the Global and Waze Scripts servers.

Fun

Some fun commands to try that are not related to discord/Waze.

xkcd

Run the !xkcd command to return a random xkcd comic. To search for a specific comic number run !xkcd comicNumber, ex: !xkcd 149.

Diceroll

To role a dice (or multiple) use the !diceroll command. If !diceroll is used without any parameters it will roll a normal 6 sided die. You can specify the number of dice to roll and the number of sides on each die. Example: !diceroll 5d10 will roll 5 dice, each with 10 sides. Multiple entries can be specified: !diceroll 4d8 5d5 8d15 and results for each will be shown like 4d8 5d5 8d15 = (3+3+2+4)+ (1+1+1+2+3)+ (12+6+14+13+4+14+6+4) = 93.

Slap

You can slap someone (or anything) with the /slap command. Example: /slap CommunityBot.

Dad jokes

You love to hate them. !dadjoke.

Facts

You can learn something new every day.

Dog facts

!dogfact

Number facts

!numberfact

Getting IDs

Several bot commands use either channel or server IDs to identify those channels or servers. Getting these IDs is relatively straightforward. Navigate to the channel or server that you want the ID for, and look at the URL of the page. For example, the #michigan channel in the GLR server has this URL:

https://discordapp.com/channels/299563059695976451/299567520652853248

In all URLs, the first large number is the server ID and the second number is the channel ID. In this example, the server ID is 299563059695976451, and the channel ID is 299567520652853248.

Alternatively, you can use the command !whereami and the bot will give you these IDs.

Note that the server and channel IDs may be the same!

Technical

Adding CommunityBot

  1. If needed: create Bot role (CM < Bot < Champ)
  2. Use this link to add CommunityBot to new server
  3. Right click on CommunityBot, assign Bot role

Discord

UUID: communitybot#7894
Internal ID: 359544570578731008

Implementation

CommunityBot is a fork of vaindil's open source project, wazebot-discord.

Language: C# (pronounced "C-Sharp")
Runtime Environment: .NET Core
Source Code: GitLab
Software License: GNU General Public License version 3 (aka "GPLv3")

Installation

There are detailed installation instructions for CommunityBot.

Build/Run

There are detailed build/run instructions for CommunityBot.