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Offline roblov

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Since noone asked before...
« on: 27 December, 2007, 04:12:39 »
Hi,

i've been browsing the forum for a long time and i haven't found the answer to the simplest question of all. What's the purpose of the bots OpChat and PtokaX that come with a freshly installed PtokaX hub software? I can see that the name OpChat suggests that it allows for the communication of Ops through a chat room but, why is it there if ops can chat through main chat, without the need for a bot like that? I'm sure i'm missing something important here and that's why i write this.

The purpose of these two bots is what i don't understand. One other thing: is their behaviour customizable through a graphical interface? i've read that these bots and scripts for hubs in general are written in lua but i don't have the slightest clue about how to write/modify one?

I'm sorry if these questions seem silly to you. I've tried to present them the best i can.

Greetings,

roblov.

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Since noone asked before...
« on: 27 December, 2007, 04:12:39 »

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Re: Since noone asked before...
« Reply #1 on: 27 December, 2007, 13:37:43 »
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Most owners and users agree that a message from
the hub should come from a name reflective of that
hub. So the hub bot serves in that capacity.

Is that what the bot does when you choose the option "Send public message"? I have that option in the hub bot's context menu but not in my user's context menu (i'm an op.)

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It may also serve as an alias of the Hub Security functions.

How are the security functions applied?

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The OpChat is different in that it is a private message
chat room available to those profiles with the 'allow for
OpChat' bit enabled in the profile manager. Often times
owners and operators of a hub may desire to speak in
private not in main about certain issues and hub policies.
You may not find a need for it, but the greater majority
of users do. If you like you could also enable all profiles
to use the OpChat, perhaps with a name for the chat
in line with this usage. Now all registered users could
chat in pm without unregistered user being party to the
conversation.

Got it.

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The parameters of these two bots are settable in
either the PtokaX GUI or through the LUA API (script).

I'm a complete newbie at lua scripting. Is there a beginner's guide to lua that i can read in order to be able to understand (and possibly tailor to my needs) a specific script?

American Idiot,

thanks for your time and help,

greetings,

roblov.

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Re: Since noone asked before...
« Reply #1 on: 27 December, 2007, 13:37:43 »