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.

  • by 'irc bot' you mean? Jul 4, 2010 at 5:31
  • well its a bot that will run on an irc channel. And do stuff with the stackapps api.
    – theplic
    Jul 4, 2010 at 5:46
  • Awesome! I'd love to hear more about this... is it going to be open-source? What language is it in? Jul 4, 2010 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, 2010 at 6:11
  • I love Python. I even used it for one of my API apps. No complaints from me. Jul 4, 2010 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, 2010 at 6:27
  • whois...? whois of what...? Jul 4, 2010 at 6:50
  • @theplic - updated answer Jul 4, 2010 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, 2010 at 8:01
  • Ooooh. That whois. (I was thinking of a different one.) Jul 4, 2010 at 16:27

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