Developer Note: This is status-completed as per Post Shortcuts. If these two features are different, or people feel that this is not implemented in the same spirit as intended in this feature request, you may remove this text and ping me in the Comments or any chatroom.
Use it to point to canonical answers to help users find good answers and/or write better ...
Developer note: status-planned, needs addition for tag checking in addition to just posts, but this shouldn't be hard.
I think it would be very useful if it could detect EOL questions, as most questions that mention EOL versions are off topic (with a few exceptions) the bot should have a high success rate finding them.
Use key words like
I would say that where it should live depends on what it's used for.
If the idea is to filter off-topic posts (difficult at best for a bot to do accurately) then Regulators might be the better spot.
If the idea is to help the average user find good answers and /or guidance (likely to be a more successful approach which won't result in erroneously closed ...
Knowing that you have 12.7k and have been around for a while it is unlikely there will be Much trouble if you put your bot in the AskUbuntu General Room. Your keyword feature (eg mint, elementary, etc.), are very useful features, similar to SmokeDetector. I would be very surprised if that particular feature causes an issue. And the moderators seem to be in ...
Keyword Flagging status-completed
The bot should have a feature that will monitor incoming questions and check each post for certain "keywords" as defined by a moderator or bot admin. If such a phrase is found, raise the post by way of a non-intrusive message in chat so that it can be looked at.
This could be used to watch for off-topic posts (like those ...
Post Shortcuts - status-completed
Have an ability to save and get shortcuts to special/important links, like: !!/s google.
This could be used to store canonical questions that need to be easily referenced in such a way that it can be found easily (say, the canonical question for no Unity).
Moderators and room owners should ideally be able to add and ...
Turn it off.
Why do we even need a chatbot? We've been fine without it, and I see no reason to start using one now.
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We actually show Captchas on sign up under certain conditions.
That being said, I'm not sure inconveniencing every individual attempting to sign up is our best approach to combat spam right now:
Captchas wouldn't necessarily keep all the spam out (if only because you can pay humans to work around them), so we can't rely only on Captchas.
Captchas would ...