Chat Bot 101
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 (Am I really helping science?)
Of course you are helping science: https://blog.eyewire.org/about/
!cb (cell body)
Does your cube contain such a huge blob? http://i.imgur.com/qAnsB.png
Then you got a (rather uninteresting) cell body. Just reconstruct the superficies and submit that work.
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.
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)
A merger occurs when the AI or players mistakenly colored an adjacent neuron as well.
Your payment are points and honor – your reward the good feeling to do this FOR SCIENCE! 😀
!points (points calculation)
Points are based on time, volume and accuracy. Longer answer can be found at
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)
converts Celsius into Fahrenheit 😛
converts Fahrenheit into Celsius
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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