- For modifying global expressions, the ones which will work across all the servers your bot is connected to, you must be a Bot Owner.
You must also use the commands for adding, deleting and listing these expressions in a direct message with the bot.
- For modifying local expressions, the ones which will only work on the server that they are added on, it is required to have the Administrator permission.
You must also use the commands for adding, deleting and listing these expressions in the server you want the expressions to work on.
Commands and Their Use¶
|Add an expression with a trigger and a response. Running this command in a server requries the Administrator permission. Running this command in DM is Bot Owner only, and adds a new global expression.
.exadd "hello" Hi there, %user%!
|Lists a page of global or server expression(15 expressions per page). Running this command in a DM will list the global expression, while running it in a server will list that server's expression.
|Deletes an expression based on the provided index. Running this command in a server requires the Administrator permission. Running this command in DM is Bot Owner only, and will delete a global expression.
Now that we know the commands let's take a look at an example of adding a command with
.exadd "Nice Weather" It sure is, %user%!
This command can be split into two different arguments:
- The trigger,
- And the response,
It sure is, %user%!
An important thing to note about the triger is that, to be more than one word, we had to wrap it with quotation marks,
"Like this" otherwise, only the first word would have been recognised as the trigger, and the second word would have been recognised as part of the response.
There's no special requirement for the formatting of the response, so we could just write it in exactly the same way we want it to respond, albeit with a placeholder - which will be explained in this next section.
Now, if that command was ran in a server, anyone on that server can make the bot mention them, saying
It sure is, @Username anytime they say "Nice Weather". If the command is ran in a direct message with the bot, then the expression can be used on every server the bot is connected to.
Block global Expressions¶
If you want to disable a global expression which you do not like, and you do not want to remove it, or you are not the bot owner, you can do so by adding a new expression with the same trigger on your server, and set the response to
.exa /o/ -
Now if you try to trigger
/o/, it won't print anything even if there is a global expression with the same name.
To learn about placeholders, go here