GeekShed provides a twitter bot, aptly named “Twitter”, to provide you with a twitter feed in your channel. It’s very easy to use and doesn’t require that you give over your twitter login. Remember, GeekShed will never ask you for your Twitter login! To use it, follow these simple steps:
All of the commands below need to be done in a PM (private message) with the bot (Twitter).
Register with the bot
Send a PM to the IRC user “Twitter” with the !register command. The syntax of this is: !register <username> <password>. Username and password are the credentials you will use to log into the bot in future. An example of this is:
!register fred asecretpassword
Allow the bot to read your twitter feed
When you register, you will be presented with a URL that you must go to and log into your twitter account. Click the “Allow” button and you will be given a PIN code. Now return back to the bot and use the !pin command to tell the bot what your PIN number is. The syntax of this is: !pin <usernam> <password> <pin>. An example of this is:
!pin fred asecretpassword 5984934
If this is successful, the bot will tell you so.
Add your channel(s)
You can add up to 10 channels to the bot. You must be an op in a channel in order to add the bot to it. To make the bot announce your tweets in a channel, you need to use the !addchan command. This will make the bot join that channel if it’s not already in there. The syntax of this command is: !addchan <username> <password> <channel>. An example of this is:
!addchan fred asecretpassword #fred
You can do this command again to add your twitter feed to more channels.
Tweet and wait
Due to the limitations of Twitter’s API, the bot looks for new tweets every 60 seconds. Within 60 seconds of you tweeting, your tweet will show up in all of the channels you have added.
You can delete your account and remove the bot from a channel using other commands in the bot. PM the bot “!help” to see these commands.
If you have any issues with this, please let us know in #help.
Our BNC service now has 109 registered users. This is good. We do, however, get questions daily about connecting to it. Although I am sure this is mainly due to people not reading the manual, it’d be easier for all involved if there were clear instructions about how to connect to the BNC with different IRC clients.
For this, we need your help! Even if you don’t use the BNC service all we need to know is:
1) What client are you using and on which Operating System?
2) Do you need to install anything to get SSL working on your client of choice? If so, what?
3) What is the command to open a new server connection to irc.server.com on port 8888 using SSL?
Please post these as comments to this post. See the first comment (mine) as an example. Naturally, if someone else has already posted about a client you need not repeat the instructions unless their instructions were incorrect.
Thanks in advance for your time :)