AnimeNFO Channel/Network Services
Table of Contents
-  - Reading AnimeNFO's Channel Topic
-  - Channel Bots
-  - Network Services
IRC has many services that are offered. Some are network specific, while some are channel specific.
 - Reading AnimeNFO's Channel Topic
Many users come in often complaining that the site may be down or they can't hear streams. While this is a technical issue, we thank you for your information, but massive repeating reports does become an issue. Before you ask an issue pertaining to the site or the streams, make sure you read the channel topic. The topic will most likely go something like this:
Welcome to #AnimeNfo. AnimeNfo's Site/Forums are UP/UP, Radio Site/Streams are UP/UP.
This indicates what services are up. From this topic, the main site for AnimeNfo is working, as are the forums; the radio site and streams are also in working order. If there are any problems with any service, the status would be DOWN instead of UP. In the case of streams, there may be an EXCEPTION status, usually with a reason to go with it (such as one or more streams aren't working).
 - Channel Bots
Marisa - The Radio Bot
The most used (and spam-tastic) bot is Marisa. Marsia provides a way of doing radio-related activies through the IRC channel. Using Marisa, you can rate, request, add/delete favourites, see what's playing (and what's next or what just played), and schedules. You have to have an AnimeNFO Radio account to use this service.
- Logging In: To get started, you need to log in with Marisa with your AnimeNFO Radio credentials. To do so use ths command:
/msg Marisa !auth [username]:[password]Replace [username] and [password] with the correct stuff. For example: /msg Marisa !auth userjoe:mypassword and hit your ENTER key. You will get a message from Marisa saying you authenticated.
- Logging Out: To log out, on the #animenfo channel, use the !logout command. This logs you off the bot. Note that this does not log you out of AnimeNFO Radio if you are logged in through the web site. You must also log out of there as well.
- See what's currently playing:: Use the .playing command. When you do, you will get the current song playing on the radio, including song ID, artist, rating, etc.
- Showing your radio stats: To see on the channel what your stats are (your rated songs, average, etc), use the .me command.
- See the upcoming schedule: To see what blocks are coming up next, use the .schedule command.
- Next/Previous Song: To view the previously played song, or the song that will be played next, use the .prev and .next commands respectively.
- Rating a song: To rate a song, use the .rate [songid] [rate] command. Replace [songid] with the proper song ID, and a rating from 1-10. Keep in mind you are bound with the rules and regulations using the Radio on the web site as you are on IRC.
- Adding/removing favourites: To add a song to your favourites, use the .fav [songid] command. To remove a song from your favourites, use the .delfav [songid] command. If you omit the [songid] parameter, the current song will be used as the song you add/remove.
- Find a station: To find a station to listen to (and a stream that works with your connection), use the .listen command. This shows you a list of active streams, and the bitrate they're streaming at.
- Requesting a song: To make a request, use the .request [songid] command. You need a proper song ID to use it. You may request a song as long as it has not been recently played, or tagged as such (it will produce an error). Otherwise it will show on the channel that you successfully requested the song. The rules for requesting on IRC are the same as doing so on the web site. If your request is truly successful, then you will be given a REQUEST ID at the end of Marisa's statement. That number is contained in the  brackets, which can be used if you wish to dedicate the song right after. See below for dedicating songs.
- Looking up a song: To search for a particular song, use the .lookup [query] command. Due to the output of
information given (if a successful result occurs), the information will not be displayed in the channel, but in a private message from Marisa.
The [query] is a string of characters. For instance, using this command:
.lookup %Tomatsu%Will look up any song that has Tomatsu in it, and display the song details in the private message.
- Dedicating a song: If you wish to make a dedication to a song, you need to specify the REQUEST ID of a song that you requested, then followed by the dedication. The dedication should be short. Using an invalid REQUEST ID will make Marisa give an error.
- Quick reference to triggers: To see the available triggers available, use the .triggers command.
Omega - Fun Bot #1
Out of pure fun, Omega is a random AI bot that can do other things. Talk to it directly on the channel (for example: "Omega: how are you?") and it will generally give a response. Other things it can do include fmls and stocks (using the !stock <symbol> command) to get financial quotes.
Like all spam related issues, we ask you do not over do the bot thing.
Reimu - Fun Bot #2
Among the things, Reimu can check your weather and your usage count as well:
- Weather: To check your weather, use the .w command. It can take cities, airport codes or zip codes. For instance, using ".w 04582" will give you weather details of that zip code (if it exists). You may also use something like ".w yyz" to get weather for the Toronto International-Pearson airport. Forcasts: If you wish to see a forcast of weather coming up, use the ".fc" command instead of the ".w" command.
- Usage Statistics: You can use this every once in awhile to check how much words or letters you spend chatting. To do so, use the "!stat" command. This will allow you to see how much letters, words, lines, smileys, etc that you use during your time. If you spend time there, Reimu will record your uhost (username@host, kind of an address that shows who you are); and if you make repeated visits, those stats will accumulate, giving you a grand total of what you've done. You can see other stats as well. The "!place" command tells you what rank you are in the number of users recorded. The "!top10" command will show you the top 10 users (defaulted to number of words) of the channel. As well, to view your current session's stats, use "!tstat", "!ttop10", or "!tplace" commands to see today's stats.
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 - Network Services
This is only for those who have their own channels or have status on existing channels. Most users will not require this section and can be ignored.
AnimeNFO's channel is hosted on WhatNET networks, and uses Undernet-style nickname and channel services. If you wish to register an account with the network (to provide options for your name or host), and to get access privilages (if granted) by the channel service bot. Use the /msg H HELP command to find out more.
As channel access is beyond the scope of this guide, we'll refer you to the usage. The bot Q is the channel bot. It does many things. To get information, use the /msg Q HELP GENERAL command. For more information,m
H - The Nick Bot
The H bot provides nick services. You use a private message window to interact with it. As H comes with its own help system for easy reference, the basics will be listed. Keep in mind that H does not own nicks (unlike NickServ), it just provides account services. Use the /msg H HELP NOT NICKSERV command for more information.
- To register for an account: Use /msg H REGISTER [acct name] [password] [email] as the command. The account name can be what your IRC nick is at the moment or something else. Provide a proper password and a valid E-Mail address. The E-Mail address is necessary to get a confirmation code. Instructions will be in the E-Mail when delivered to complete registration.
- Logging into H: Use the AUTH command: /msg H AUTH [acct naame] [password]. This will log you in.
- To remove your account with WhatNET: To remove your account, use the /msg H UNREGISTER [password] command. You must be authenticated first (logged in) before you can use it. Once removed, any access levels on channels you had will be removed. Be cautious what this command will do.
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