Chat Bot 101

trailblaze eyewire bot nkem
EyeWire Chat has special player-generated commands. Here they are in full glory. This is one post in a series of posts highlighting features created by EyeWirers!

The following text first appeared here in the EyeWire forum and explains @nkem’s chatbot aka @nkem_test. Nkem’s bots also provide stats and feedback during competitions.

Overview over all commands that nkem_test understands right now:

If you send @nkem_bot a private message (how to send a private message), he’ll answer with a pm as well. (I use that for testing)

[These commands help players answer FAQs in chat by providing automatic detailed responses to common questions. Type the bold text into chat and @nkem_bot will give you — and the player asking a question — an answer]


!about of course you're helping science!!about (Am I really helping science?)

Of course you are helping science:

!cb (cell body)

Does your cube contain such a huge blob?

Then you got a (rather uninteresting) cell body. Just reconstruct the superficies and submit that work.

!colors eyewire chat command!colors (chat colors)

Yellow: Admin | Purple: Moderator | Blue: Day topscorers | Red: All-time topscorer

!dbg (debug window)

Type /debug in chat to see the cube ID, coordinates and other information.

!explore eyewire bot chat command!explore (explore mode)

Press Ctrl+E (or Cmd+E on Mac) to toggle “explore mode” on and off

Ctrl+D will delete everything you have done in explore mode; Ctrl+M will add it to your work

If you hit “I’m finished”, ALL colored paths are submitted! Be sure to use Ctrl+D

!faq (Kettas FAQ)

!merger eyewire chat bot command!merger

A merger occurs when the AI or players mistakenly colored an adjacent neuron as well.


profile eyewire chat bot nkem


Your payment are points and honor – your reward the good feeling to do this FOR SCIENCE! 😀

!points chat bot command eyewire

!points (points calculation)

Points are based on time, volume and accuracy. Longer answer can be found at

!tb (trailblazing)

Trailblazing means you are the first one to submit this specific cube

You’ll get 50 extra points for it. Assignment is based on accuracy.

!video (rprentkis tutorial videos)


Other stuff

!C <number>

converts Celsius into Fahrenheit 😛


!F <number>

converts Fahrenheit into Celsius


!online <username>

Checks for last activity of the user – seems to be a bit buggy… rather useless right now



might give some personal player statistics during competitions – answers are private messages




I am a bit biased concerning the usefulness of my bot… So if you find something annoying, please let me know. Feature requests, spell corrections and everything else is also welcome. However I can’t promise to include all suggested features…

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