How to Change an IRC Bot's Greet Message


Internet Relay Chat, or IRC, works as an online chatting program and allows its owners to create various chat rooms known as channels. IRC chat owners or operators have the right to set any amount of bots to a specific channel to monitor language, greet newcomers or even host a trivia game. Before you can change the greeting message in your chat room, you will first need to enable a greet bot. Once the greet bot is turned on, you can change the message at any time by typing in a short line of code.

Changing the IRC Entry Welcoming Messages

  • Log in to IRC chat and navigate to the channel or chat room you'd like to edit. Note that you must be the channel or chat room operator in order to be able to add, edit and remove bots.

  • Click your mouse cursor inside the text area of the chat room and type the following to turn on the greeting bot:

    /msg ChanServ SET #channel ENTRYMSG [message]

    Replace where it says "channel" with the name of your channel or chat room.

  • Type the greeting message you'd like the channel to say to newcomers by replacing the "message" text. Keep the brackets intact. Note that only people entering the room will see this greet message. Use this area to welcome newcomers and to point them to the rules of your channel.

Changing a Personal Greeting

  • Log in to IRC and click your mouse anywhere within the text area. Any member of an IRC channel can change their own personal greeting message, which will then appear when they enter the room.

  • Turn your personal greeting on by typing the following into the chat window:

    /msg BotServ SET #channel GREET ON

    Replace where it says "channel" to the channel your greeting applies to.

  • Type the following line into the IRC chat once your greeting is turned on.

    /msg NickServ SET GREET [message]

    Add the personal greeting you'd like to use upon entering a specific channel by replacing where it says "message." Keep the brackets intact, or the greeting won't work.

  • Turn your greeting off at any time by typing "/msg NickServ SET GREET" into the channel.

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