A welcome bot for your chat room. Will send a channel wide reply to a newly joined user and prompt them to use the “!help” command for a more information on the channel.
It runs with straight Ruby. You'll need the Cinch gem and Ruby 1.9, and you'll want to specify the nick and channel you want to use in a YAML file:
bot.yaml settings: nick: my_bot channel: my_channel
You should also add a message.txt that will include your help message text. The file will be read on a line by line basis, so each new line will be a new message
Welcome to the welcome_bot IRC channel. For assistance, please ping one of our members ('welcome_bot help me, I am lost').
You can also add a regulars.txt that will exclude certain users from receiving initial spam (your bot is already included). Once again, each user is read in line by line.
somebody001 somebody002 somebody003
Then just run it with
Send a message for pinging the bot (might be in the cinch API, haven't checked though)