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EyeInTheSky - FAQ
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This page will serve as the main guidance page for newbies to the bot.

What is EITS?

EyeInTheSky is a monitoring tool which watches the English Wikipedia Recent Changes feed for specific conditions to be met, and triggers IRC and email notifications when those conditions are met.

Where is the command list?

Here: EyeInTheSky - Commands

The bot is spamming me with emails! Make it stop!

To stop receiving all alerts, you can remove your email address from the bot config by messaging the bot with the following command:

=account email none

This will stop the bot sending you any more email (by virtue of it no longer having an email address to send to), but will preserve the subscriptions you have in case you wish to re-enable notifications at a later date.

Subscriptions are done either by channel or by stalk - the alerts you get will tell you how you are subscribed to each individual stalk ("via stalk" or "via channel" will appear in the email).

To unsubscribe from notifications from a channel, use this command in the relevant channel:

=channel unsubscribe

To unsubscribe from notifications for an individual stalk, use this command in the relevant channel, where <flag> is replaced with the relevant flag:

=stalk unsubscribe <flag>
NOTE: Please be aware that stalks are defined per-channel, and the same flag can be re-used in multiple channels.

How do I get email notifications of stalk triggers

Firstly, you will need to register with the bot. This is simple, and it uses your NickServ account to authenticate you, so no information is required.

By registering, you agree to the privacy policy.

Simply run this command, and follow any instructions the bot sends you:

=account register

Next, you will need to add an email address to the bot, which you can do with the following command:

=account email john.doe@example.com

You should receive a confirmation email - follow the steps in that email.

Finally, you need to subscribe to whatever you wish to monitor. For an individual stalk, run the following in the relevant channel, where <flag> is replaced with the relevant flag:

=stalk subscribe <flag>

For a channel, run in the relevant channel:

=channel subscribe
NOTE: Please be aware that stalks are defined per-channel, and the same flag can be re-used in multiple channels.

How do I create a stalk?

(coming soon)

How do I see what stalks are enabled? Which ones am I receiving notifications for?

To see a list of all the stalks configured, which includes information about which ones you are subscribed to, run this command in the relevant channel:

=stalk report

To see a list of channels to which you are subscribed, run this command:

=channel list

I've had enough. How do I delete my account entirely?

Message the bot with this command:

=account delete

You will need to confirm this request - the bot will reply giving you further instructions on how to continue.

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stwalkerster
Last Edited
Jul 3 2018, 11:13 PM

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