Redken Manual

This document contains some information about regular Redken usage and some advanced settings.


By default, new groups where the bot is added are just ready to start being used.

General usage:

  • word++ to add karma
  • word-- to remove karma
  • reply to message with ‘++’, ‘—’ or ‘==’ to add or remove karma to user of prior message or to the same words that were used
  • /quote add username text to add a quote for given username with the following text as message
  • /quote username to retrieve a random quote for that username.
  • @all to ping all usernames for users in a channel
  • @all++ to give karma to all usernames in a channel
  • stock <ticker> to get trading quote for ticker in stock market
  • /hilight <add|delete|list> <word> Adds/deletes word or lists words that will cause a forward to notify you
  • /feed <add|delete|list> name url Adds/deletes/lists a new feed form URL on channel
  • /cn <word> To get a random Chuck Norris fact related with provided word (or random)
  • /excuse To get a random excuse

Also, while nothing is set against, you could use /gconfig to configure several aspects of it like:

  • modulo (to just report karma every modulo points)
  • stock (to define the stock tickers to query when invoking stock)

Once you started chatting with the bot, you can also use /hilight word so messages containing that word will be forwarded to you as a private message.

By default karma in channels is private to that group, but also, groups can be linked.

On the channel to become master execute: /admin link master and it will generate a code (token) to link against just once.

On the channel to be linked against master, a.k.a. slave, execute: /admin link slave <token> where token is the code received as reply to the command in master channel.


Lists amazon bargains/deals published without duplicated during 24 hours, matching ones will be sent privately by

  • /ofertas add <words> to add a new word to the ofertas watch
  • /ofertas remove <words> to remove a new word to the ofertas watch
  • /ofertas list to show the words being watched

Lists amazon bargains/deal published without duplicated during 24 hours, matching ones will be sent to GROUP by

  • /gofertas add <words> to add a new word to the ofertas watch
  • /gofertas remove <words> to remove a new word to the ofertas watch
  • /gofertas list to show the words being watched

Special notes

  • Use word for regular substring match in include
  • Use !word for regular substring exclude
  • Use $word for whole word matching in include

Red Hat Jobs

Lists Red Hat Jobs published at that have word in it:

  • /rhjobs add <words> to add a new word to the rhjobs watch
  • /rhjobs remove <words> to remove a new word to the rhjobs watch
  • /rhjobs list to show the words being watched

User/chat configuration

  • common
    • currency: EUR
    • modulo: 1 (to just show karma every X/modulo points, 0 to disable)
    • stock: stock tickers to check
    • cleanlink: True if we want links to be expanded and removed
    • cleankey: Regexp to replace, for example tag=
  • chat
    • isolated: False, if true, allow link, all karma, etc is tied to GID
    • link: empty, if defined, channel is slave to a mater
    • admin: List of admins of channels, default empty: everyone
    • maxage: chats older than this will be removed
    • silent: makes stampy not to output messages to that chat
    • welcome: outputs the text when a new user joins the chat, replacing “$username” by user name

Extra commands

Only for admin user in groups or for individuals against the bot


The bot, once token has been used and admin has been set, will store that information in the database, so you can control it from a chat window

  • /[g|l]config show will list actual defined settings
  • /[g|l]config set var=value will set one of those settings with a new value
    • As of this writing (verbosity, url for api, token, sleep timeout, owner, database, run in daemon mode)
  • /[g|l]config delete var will delete that variable from configuration.


  • /skarma word=value will set specified word to the karma value provided.

Auto-karma triggers

Bot allows to trigger auto-karma events, so when keyword is given, it will trigger an event to increase karma value for other words

  • /autok key=value Will create a new auto-karma trigger, so each time key is used, it will trigger value++ event
  • /autok list [word] Will show current defined autokarma triggers and in case a word is provided will search based on that word
  • /autok delete key=value will delete a previously defined auto-karma so no more auto-karma events will be triggered for that pair


Bot allows to setup aliases, so when karma is given to a word, it will instead add it to a different one (and report that one)

  • /alias key=value Will create a new alias, so each time key++ is used, it will instead do value++
    • This operation, sums the previous karma of key and value and stores it in value so no karma is lost
    • Recursive aliases can be defined, so doing:
      • /alias lettuce=vegetable
      • /alias vegetable=food
      • lettuce++ will give karma to food.
    • Alias can be defined to groups of words so, it can be defined to have:
      • /alias friday=tgif tfsmif
      • friday++ will increase karma on tgif and tfsmif.
  • /alias list Will show current defined aliases
  • /alias delete key will delete a previously defined alias so each word gets karma on its own


  • /quote del id to remove a specific quote id from database

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