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Loqi is a friendly and useful bot present in the IndieWeb discussion channels.

Commands and Queries

Loqi will respond to certain commands and queries entered in the chat.

Questions can optionally include a question mark at the end.


what is xyz, what are xyzs, what is an xyz, what was xyz
Looks up "xyz" on the wiki and responds with the first sentence of the page that includes a dfn element.
what is xyz,
xyz is A Long and Boring Definition
Adds dfn element
xyz is _____
After a "what is xyz" prompt, saying "xyz is ___" will create a new stub wiki page with the definition.
xyz is http(s)://____, _____
If the definition starts with an URL, followed by a comma, Kaja will afterwards edit the page to link the <dfn> to the URL
when is X
Looks up "X" on the wiki, and if it's an event, responds with the date and location of the event
who is xyz
Looks up "xyz" on the irc-people page and responds with the p-summary, or the first sentence of the page that includes a dfn element.
X << [[foo]] (or X << http://example.com)
Add the specified text to the "See Also" section of page X. If no "See Also" section exists, it will be created.
what time is it for username
Looks up "username" on irc-people and return the current time and date in their timezone, if specified.


!tell username message
Delivers message to username the next time they speak in the channel.
!tell userA,userB message
same as above, but for multiple users
Adds 1 point of karma to the username and responds with the total karma points for that username.
While typically used on chat usernames, karma can be added to any text value, e.g. "coffee++"
Subtracts 1 point of karma from the username and responds with the total karma points for that username.
This is typically used on non-username text values, e.g. "silos--". Be nice to each other. :)
!karma xyz
Responds with the current karma points for xyz.
Retweet a URL by @indiewebcamp (only available to users on irc-people [1])
<jeremycherfas> !rt http://twtr.io/1YwDs81hEtt
<Loqi> Thanks! We need one more person to confirm the retweet!
<sebsel> !rt http://twtr.io/1YwDs81hEtt
<Loqi> Thanks sebsel and jeremycherfas! https://twitter.com/indiewebcamp/status/936595100691345408

Meme image generation

Loqi will generate meme images when it finds certain pieces of text in a line:

 !meme some text
<petermolnar> cweiske Y U NO use Loqi properly?
all the
<cweiske> disable all the things
what if
<cweiske> what if that worked?
not sure if $a or $b
this is .*!
<tantek> this is why I use fb.com/events as my way to check "happening tonight" !
one does not simply ...


24 hours until kylewm's t-shirt
<Loqi> I added a countdown scheduled for 6/1 11:41pm (#5839)
<Loqi> kylewm's t-shirt
<Loqi> Countdown set by cweiske on 5/31/16 at 11:42pm
 !cancel 5839
Removes a scheduled countdown


Responds with the link http://xkcd.com/927/
extracts and posts h-entry
Like Twitter links, Loqi will fetch the contents of any URL posted and look for an h-entry, posting a summary of the h-entry in IRC
Displays the full content of github issue comment URLs
 !date 1301943765
Convert between unix timestamps and readable dates. Try giving him other date formats too.
Random answer selection
<cweiske> Loqi, a or b?
<Loqi> I think a
<cweiske> Loqi, a, b or c?
<Loqi> b
<cweiske> Woohoo. Foo bar baz
<Loqi> yay!
<Loqi> 😊
Simulated fun
<cweiske> haha something completely different
<Loqi> hahaha
Giving, returning and eating
<KartikPrabhu> gives Loqi a cake
<Loqi> gives back the cake
<KartikPrabhu> gives Loqi a cake
<Loqi> peers at the cake
<cweiske> gives Loqi a Loqi
<Loqi> eats the Loqi
 !block username
<aaronpk> !block dahstar
<Loqi> Okay, I blocked "dahstar" from all IndieWeb Twitter searches


Brainstorms and feature requests for Loqi!

who uses xyz
This question could respond with a link to xyz#IndieWeb_Examples.
Alternative syntax: "anyone here use xyz", "who supports xyz"
why xyz
This question could respond with a link to xyz#Why.
Alternative syntax: "why should I use xyz", "why should I support xyz"
report updates from an XML feed
User:tommorris.org Suggested on IRC that updates to relevant Wikipedia articles might be useful
enwp.org/IndieWebCamp, enwp.org/IndieWeb, enwp.org/webmention, enwp.org/microformats
limit the number of RT notifications for a given post.
Posts mentioning indieweb that are retweeted many times can be very distracting.
!seen ircnickname
Responds with last time Loqi saw ircnickname do something in the channel (say something, enter/leave etc.)
where is xyz?
Finds the person's website on irc-people and looks for the latest post in their stream that contains location, and says "xyz last posted from {location} at {date / date and time} {url}"
optional ! if line is directed at Loqi
"Loqi: tell tantek..." would work the same as "!tell tantek"
Allow linking <dfn> in definitions
e.g. by saying "_____ is https://example.com, ....."
Report page creations differently
A link to the main page is often more useful than the diff shown currently
Warn (or even reject / require confirmation) if you try to !tell someone who has never joined the channel
"I have not seen that nickname in this channel, are you sure you want to try leaving a message for them?"
(same !tell as before, i.e. copy paste, or "yes Loqi", or "yes")
"Ok, I'll tell them that when, or if they show up here."
Multiple nicknames for karma
AJ Jordan uses a different nickname on Freenode than he does on W3C IRC, and would feel far cooler if he could "link" these nicknames so their karma was the same.
Only deliver a message when user is seen in the past 2 months
When a non-regular visitor of the IRC channel says something, they often get spammed with a lot of "can you attend X next week" from months ago.
When someone attempts to send a message: check if the user was online if the past 2 (or 1 or 3?) months, and if not, warn the user and don't take the message, but urge them to e-mail / look at their domain to know how to contact.
PM with reminder of the messages in a channel
When a person never says something in a specific channel, but there is a message lurking, the person will not receive the message despite being active in other channels.
Send a PM to a person who says something in an IndieWeb channel, when there is a message in another channel. Only "there is a message for you in #indieweb-x", not the actual message.
Notifications via Webmention
Send a notification (probably a homepage-webmention?) when someone mentions you in chat and/or sends a !tell

IndieWeb x Loqi Dominate the Day

Hey Loqi, read the indieweb summit schedule
There are 25 items starting at 9:00, 10:00, …
Hey Loqi, show me my itches list
I found 5 reminders
Hey Loqi, get me a ride to HWC
(rideshare service) can get you a ride in 60 seconds, you can take transit from (nearest station)
Hey Loqi, what's the temperature in downtown today?
The high temperature for today in the Financial District of San Francisco will be 69 degrees and the low will be 56 degrees.
Hey Loqi, read me my last tell
08:40 Peter Molnar left you a message, re "zip in zip" 42.zip link

More to link-up and come up with equivalent responses that make sense:

  • Hey Loqi, show me photos of my UI sketches
  • Hey Loqi, tell aaronpk I want to code Loqi features
  • Hey Loqi, how does a PHP array compare to a JS array?
  • Hey Loqi, play this week in indieweb podcast
  • Hey Loqi, create a new itches section, for next HWC
  • Hey Loqi, play https://youtu.be/ufBLI6bB9sg for aaronpk


  • fragmention: Loqi strips out the fragmention link from tweets. e.g.: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/2015-11-30#t1448927404974
  • bug: loqi's "When is" is case-sensitive. Only returns the link with lowercase "when is..."
  • bug: don't ignore lone stopwords, e.g. "what is about?"
  • "what is..." for h-event pages does not return the name or summary.
  • bug: !cancel should work with (#6198) and #6198 variants (e.g. !cancel #6198) since Loqi says "(#6198)" literally when he confirms the timer was created: https://chat.indieweb.org/2017-10-24/1508862956980000

See Also