As the first-day meta enthusiasm has cooled down a bit now, why don't we make a meta feeds bot for our chatroom, to post the latest meta questions like on all other SE sites? We can even name it Bookworm.

  • Wouldn't it be easier just to use the 'manage feeds' option that room owners have to post questions from the RSS feed? I don't think you can customise the name of the 'bot' though; it's just auto-assigned.
    – Aurora0001
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 16:16
  • @Aurora0001 you can customize the name of the feed - on Vi and Vim, we call it :r meta
    – muru
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 16:40
  • @muru Ah, right, do you know how? I'm guessing that it's just a mod renaming the bot, although I couldn't find any info on Meta.SE about it.
    – Aurora0001
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 16:44
  • @Aurora0001 I think any mod on chat (so any mod anywhere) can rename a feed bot - when I visit the user profile of a feed bot, for example the AU Meta bot, there's a form at the bottom of the card: i.sstatic.net/Y9zTU.png,
    – muru
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 16:47
  • @muru: Just tested, and it looks like it is mod only (presumably to prevent abuse). I'm a room owner on Chat of Things (the IoT room) and can't change the feed name, so I presume that's the case. Thanks a lot!
    – Aurora0001
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 16:49
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    @Aurora0001 no problem. We have plenty of mods from other sites here, so ping any one of us if needed.
    – muru
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 16:50

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Like you state this a pretty common function across the SE network. It is useful and helpful for the same reason a ticker for regular site questions are. We want users to participate on both levels of the site and chat is a good place to do that.


We do.

There is a feed... I don't know what you're talking about ;)

But yes, let's have it post messages and be named Bookworm.

  • Already done that too :P Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 17:00

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