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GitHub App

Sentiment Bot

GitHub App

Sentiment Bot

a GitHub App built with probot that replies to toxic comments with a maintainer designated reply and a link to the repo's code of conduct. It does so by taking data from a .github/config.yml.

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You can tell from this example just how toxic I am 😜


  1. Install the bot on the intended repositories. The plugin requires the following Permissions and Events:
  • Issues: Read & Write
    • check the box for Issue Comment events
  1. Add a .github/config.yml file that contains the following:
# Configuration for sentiment-bot -

# *Required* toxicity threshold between 0 and .99 with the higher numbers being the most toxic
# Anything higher than this threshold will be marked as toxic and commented on
sentimentBotToxicityThreshold: .7

# *Required* Comment to reply with
sentimentBotReplyComment: >
  Please be sure to review the code of conduct and be respectful of other users. cc/ @hiimbex
  1. Be sure to check out the Perspective API before choosing your toxicity threshold to get a feel for what kind of comments would register at what toxicity threshold.

Sentiment Bot is provided by a third-party and is governed by separate terms of service, privacy policy, and support documentation.

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