Tags work by adding them into any comment or post. They are as follows:
ffnbot!slimremoves all metadata from bot replies except story/author name, word count, and download links. Add this tag if you're linking a bunch of fics.
ffnbot!directlinkswill parse any links (or hyperlink) to any supported website and generate a reply similar to the examples below. Useful if you want to use hyperlinks in your post instead of manually calling the bot with
ffnbot!submissionlinkwill parse the link of the submission to any supported website and will generate a reply for it.
ffnbot!submissionlinkon the parent comment. Useful for when someone doesn't use the bot - you can just reply to their comment with ffnbot!directlinks and the bot will generate a reply
ffnbot!ignorewill make sure the bot will not parse your comment. Use if you do not want the bot to create a reply even if someone else wants to see the full bot reply by calling
ffnbot!refreshwill refresh bot comments. Use if you've edited your post or in general want the bot to update it's comment! Reply to a comment with fic requests to have the bot delete its prior replies and create new ones.
To hide a tag, you can add a bunch of
^ to superscript the tag away. So you could do
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ffnbot!directlinks to use that tag and have it not appear in your comment! Useful for aesthetics.
Calling the bot:
To link all stories from a thread:
linksub(SUBMISSION_URL)will recommend an entire thread's submissions. Great if you want to recommend every story from a previous thread.
To link a story:
linkffn(Harry Potter and the Natural 20)- you can use the name of the story. (A bad idea if your story is generically named - try another method!)
linkffn(Harry Potter and the Natural 20 by Sir Poley)- You can use the author name in the link request for more accuracy. This is especially helpful if your requested fic has a generic name. (Almost always accurate.)
linkffn(https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8096183/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Natural-20)- You can use direct links or the URL. (100% accurate!)
linkffn(8096183)- You can use the story ID. (100% accurate!)
You can use the
ffnbot!directlinkstag with links in your post:
[Check out this awesome fic!](https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8096183/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Natural-20) ffnbot!directlinks
linkffn(By the Divining Light; Conlaodh's Song)- You can namedrop multiple links in a comment by separating queries with semicolons.