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Chipbot is an IRC bot that tracks karma of users. Karma is a stat tracked just for fun - if you see someone say something funny or interesting, "++" them! You can also "--" if you're feeling salty...

Chipbot is an offshoot of Bamboo. Original Bamboo source can be found here.


To run Chipbot in debug mode, the following syntax is recommended:

python -n "uniqueusername" -c "#uniquechannel" -d

And the bot will join #uniquechannel as uniqueusername on All messages received will be printed to the terminal.

The argparse and pattern modules will also be required, which can be installed via pip:

pip install argparse
pip install pattern


All pull requests for anything at all are welcome. Chipbot is the product of its creators. To increase the likelihood of your branch being merged, please try to ensure that it is based off master, and GitHub gives it the "ready to merge" status.



Karma is awarded to users that are presently in the channel. Points can also be awarded to phrases. The differences between the two primarily revolve around the fact that if the object directly to the left of the operator (++/--) is a user, then only the user will be awarded points, whereas phrases can be separated by spaces and the entire word will be awarded points.

Incrementing Karma (User)

  • [user]++
  • any arbitrary words [user]++

result: [user] will get +1 karma

Incrementing Points (Phrase)

  • any arbitrary words++

result: "any arbitrary words" will get +1 point

Incrementing Karma/Points (Inline)

  • any++ arbitrary++ [user]++

result: "any" will get +1 point, "arbitrary" will get +1 point, and [user] will get +1 karma

Checking karma/points rank

  • .ranks [user]
  • [user]~~
  • .ranks

result: information on the top 5 users and phrases

Channel Stats

Stats are kept track of for each user that sends messages to the channel. That is, every time a user speaks a counter specifically for them is incremented. This keeps track of who is speaking the most in the channel.

Checking stats

  • .stats
  • .stats [user]

result: information about the top 5 speakers in the channel, or information on specific user


Quality is calculated by dividing a user's karma by the number of times they've spoken, and multiplying that by 100. This gives a metric for the "quality" of a user's posts (i.e. what percent of them are "good")

Checking quality

  • .quality
  • .quality [user]


Generosity tracks which users are giving the most karma using the ++ commands. Every time a user issues such a command, their generosity value increases. If a user issues the -- command, their generosity will decrease. This information will give a metric of who is using the system the most to increase other user's karma.

Checking generosity

  • .generosity
  • .generosity [user]

Scrambling username

Sometimes it is annoying to be mentioned in the above "leaderboard" style commands. The following command is a workaround that will "scramble" one's username so that they won't be notified in IRC.

  • chipbot: scramble


Chipbot is able to search a few different sites, including xkcd, youtube, and bandcamp. It will report the top result, including a link, to the channel. More can be added if requested.

Search youtube

  • .yt [search terms]

Search xkcd

  • .xkcd [search terms]

Search bandcamp

  • .bc [search terms]

Search soundcloud

  • .sc [search terms]


Chipbot is able to remember single-line quotes.

Add a quote:

  • .quote [quote]

Post a quote:

  • .getquote (random)
  • .getquote [# of quote]


Chipbot can now keep track of different user nicks. Registering an alias takes two separate commands: .addalias and .confirmalias. .addalias is used on your main nick to declare that you want to register a new alias. .confirmalias is used on your newly declared alias to confirm it as an official alias of your main nick.

Declaring an alias:

  • .addalias
  • Example: (Nick is Hoodie) .addalias PresidentHoodie

Confirming an alias:

  • .confirmalias
  • Example: (Nick is PresidentHoodie) .confirmalias Hoodie

If you want to stop associating an alias with your nick, log into the alias and use .resetalias

Reset an alias:

  • .resetalias


Chipbot can now use EMOTIONS. To make chipbot display some EMOTIONS use .emote

If you see weird characters instead of EMOTIONS, you'll need to change your font. Monospace and Sans are guaranteed to work, though results may vary.


  • .emote