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As discussed there, there is now a new official IRC channel bot that is inspired from various forums such as Cemetech and Neritic-Net, that notify #omnimaga users everytime a new post is made on the forums. Netham45 is the one who hosts the bot. Every 15 second, the bot crawls the default site RSS feed and check for new posts (excluding double-posts and edits), then it outputs the info on IRC in the following way:

<+OmniBot45> New Post by NICKNAME in POST SUBJECT http:/ /www.omnimaga.org/index.php?topic=TOPICID.msgMESSAGEID

It should make it faster for those who are in the channel to know when new posts are made on the website. In the future, if the bot gets too annoying during high activity periods, we will change it so it checks every minute instead and tells you how many posts were made within the last minute, but will only specify the last post. Keep in mind that this bot doesn't report new posts from member-only sections, though. Otherwise, users who want this bot turned off in their IRC client can simply type the command "/ignore OmniBot45*!*@*" without the quotes.

On the forums, a new feature was added today: custom profile fields. The ones we added are Skype nickname, Google Talk nickname, Youtube username (which links to your video channel), all calculator models owned, link to your Ticalc.org user ID and even your author profile (altough you need to type the later in the 123/12345 format, not just the last number). These new fields only show up when filled and only in your forum profile (to prevent stretching posts height too much).

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Re: Forum activity notifier IRC bot and custom forum profile fields added
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 02:32:29 am »
On the forums, a new feature was added today: custom profile fields. The ones we added are Skype nickname, Google Talk nickname, Youtube username (which links to your video channel), all calculator models owned, link to your Ticalc.org user ID and even your author profile (altough you need to type the later in the 123/12345 format, not just the last number). These new fields only show up when filled and only in your forum profile (to prevent stretching posts height too much).

Will you add them as icons in the side of the posts? That would be nice.

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Re: Forum activity notifier IRC bot and custom forum profile fields added
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 02:46:49 am »
Unfortunately, this is impossible with this mod, one of its limitation. Sorry

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Re: Forum activity notifier IRC bot and custom forum profile fields added
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010, 04:39:58 am »
DJ, I noticed your ticalc profile link links to archive.org. I looked you up  on ticalc, and it seems your author profile has disappeared... What happened?

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Re: Forum activity notifier IRC bot and custom forum profile fields added
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2010, 02:24:36 pm »
Oh that's a long story. Crap happeend back then and after a few months of thoughts, I got ticalc to delete my entire profile the day Omnimaga old board shutted down (altough they took almost 4 months to respond). I decided to not put anything back up there until the damage a bunch of people caused back then (specifically to Omnimaga community) are all repaired. Finally, they were never fully repaired (ie: the old board databases are still not back up), but the actions of those who wanted Omnimaga (and myself) gone from 2006 to early 2008 eventually backfired on them, indirectly, starting in early 2009. By backfiring, I mean that instead of killing Omnimaga for good, they inadvertently allowed it to come back stronger, even if the process took an entire year. I'm not going to name anyone who were involved, though, altough some ppl who saw old topics might have an idea, because it seems most of them pretty much moved on from that now and I kinda did after Omnimaga "comeback" in 2009. A good initiative from some of those people was the channel #ti and its goal.

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Re: Forum activity notifier IRC bot and custom forum profile fields added
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2010, 05:45:09 pm »
Here's the source to the IRC bot, if anyone wants it.
It's an mIRC script. the OmnimagaRSS Function is ran on a timer, once every 10 seconds.

http://pastebin.com/Hp5cYt2v

I did not write the RSS reader, or the (partially-broken) TinyURL part. The function that gets the title/author was not originally written by me, but I've done heavy modifications to it to make it work for this setup.
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Re: Forum activity notifier IRC bot and custom forum profile fields added
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2010, 06:44:22 am »
That way I don't need to refresh forum like I used to. Nice but too much addicting, I think. :P
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Re: Forum activity notifier IRC bot and custom forum profile fields added
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2010, 01:28:25 pm »
Altough so far things seems fine ^^

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Re: Forum activity notifier IRC bot and custom forum profile fields added
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 12:33:21 am »
The bot now parses Cemetech, TIFW, and UTI, along with Omnimaga new posts.
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Re: Forum activity notifier IRC bot and custom forum profile fields added
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2010, 01:18:35 am »
Yay!