DO Ideas 2

Bring back the real IRC bot

SammyTheShark (formerly known as MrSwimmy) was the most helpful support specialist in #digitalocean. His excellent database of community created factoids, easy to use commands, and charming personality has helped the channel grow to almost 300 users now. For unknown reasons, our beloved bot has been banned and thrown aside for a new, imposter bot. Featuring unfriendly commands and a sense of entitlement as an operator this new bot shuns the devoted Digital Ocean fans for a new, corporate approved message. We call upon Digital Ocean to bring back our bot to restore peace and balance within the community.

  • puffrfish
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Ben commented
    September 11, 2018 18:23

    Looks like this didn't last 3 months.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:23

    Original bot should be back now =]

  • Contex Moh commented
    September 11, 2018 18:23

    This is stupid.

    I've been using MrSwimmy (SammyTheShark) daily to aid helping people, it sure makes it easier for us helpers to aid potential customers when they have questions.
    I helped with about 50 factoids with MrSwimmy, most of these seem to be removed with the new bot and I can't be bothered re-adding all of them.

    The new bot is harder to use (unfriendly commands), it's slower (eggdrop, really?) and seems to ban users:

    As a community member and a helper; I strongly recommend that you remove the current bot and bring back the old bot; MrSwimmy/SammyTheShark.