Frequently Asked Questions
Some of you might be wondering how these stats work.
The answer is that we have a bot named Butler who logs conversations in channels he’s in and every night a program runs that generates a unique stat page for each of those channels. Originally Butler was only in a couple unofficial NationCHAT network channels, but not anymore…
How do I request the Stats Bot?
If you are interested in getting stats for your channel, just head over to our #Help channel and ask an IRCop ( LastNinja or IRCuser ) to bring Butler into your channel. Once Butler is there, you’ll be able to access your channel stats through a custom URL for the NationCHAT stats page.
How many users do I need to get the Stats Bot?
You need at least 20 persistent users (games/trivia channels will not be included at this time). If, for 14 days the number of users in your channel drops below 20, the bot will automatically leave and erases the statistics.
Do I need to add the Stats Bot to X (network services bot)?
No, the bot doesn’t need @ status in your channel.
Do I need to add the Stats Bot to my other bots?
Yes. We would recommend in any case since the bot posts a URL so he is not banned as spam or advertising.