Right now, the chat bot is publishing messages into The Whiteboard, the main chat room for Programmers. Should the messages be published into The Whiteboard or into a special chat room?
The chat bot messages should go to The Whiteboard
- Most chat users are in the Whiteboard. This gives the chat bot more exposure to where bad advice is being handed out on Stack Overflow about Programmers.
- Unless you are in the chat bot room, you will never know
- Makes it easier to include new and low rep users into being a good citizen (Let's face it, even gnat started somewhere)
- I haven't heard a single complaint as of yet about the Chat Bot being annoying.
As of a few minutes ago, an additional filter is applied to the comments to reduce false positives in The Whiteboard. This filter checks for
If you want to see all comments mentioning "programmers" you can do so in Duga's Playground.
Filtered comments goes to The Whiteboard, unfiltered to Duga's Playground.
A special chat room should be created
Although it may make a little extra effort, we routinely direct people who are asking discussion questions into The Whiteboard. I don't think that these people need to see a chat bot, especially if it's the most recent messages. In addition, it could interrupt communication between people. And if other bots are added to do other things or other functionality is added to this bot, it could increase the message count. Putting them into a nice, separate environment would allow the people who are interested in their content to find it, but not overwhelm people who don't want to deal with it (either at the moment or ever).