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So I was building an irc bot from scratch. I had named it sobot. Did the first test run and guess what? There's already an irc bot by that name. So what I am asking is: Am i paddling in the wrong direction? Cause currently I do not find any irc bot in the apps section of the site.

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by 'irc bot' you mean? – Sky Sanders Jul 4 '10 at 5:31
well its a bot that will run on an irc channel. And do stuff with the stackapps api. – theplic Jul 4 '10 at 5:46
Awesome! I'd love to hear more about this... is it going to be open-source? What language is it in? – Nathan Osman Jul 4 '10 at 5:55
sure it will be open source. it's in python though. So i guess im gonna hear some "bleh" out there :D – theplic Jul 4 '10 at 6:11
I love Python. I even used it for one of my API apps. No complaints from me. – Nathan Osman Jul 4 '10 at 6:36
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Well, I haven't seen any mention of an irc bot here.

perhaps the name is coincidental.

Apparently is is not coincidental.

Can you beat it? if so - go for it. competition creates better software.

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a /whois gives the description as "Stack overflow question bot" :/ – theplic Jul 4 '10 at 6:27
whois...? whois of what...? – Nathan Osman Jul 4 '10 at 6:50
@theplic - updated answer – Sky Sanders Jul 4 '10 at 7:20
I came to know about this comp this week. Just started out. Though I will finish what i started anyway. @George It's an irc command to know about a user. – theplic Jul 4 '10 at 8:01
Ooooh. That whois. (I was thinking of a different one.) – Nathan Osman Jul 4 '10 at 16:27

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