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Simple ping test.

Curious if I'm still listening? If you say:

BrainzBot: ping

I'll reply to let you know I'm still here.


Answers questions (via wolframalpha.com).

I can recall almost any fact you wish. For example, if you would like to know the value of 500 US dollars in pounds sterling, you can ask:

BrainzBot: What is $500 in £?

Can't find that silly little pound key on your keyboard? That's ok, you can use GBP instead.

I can answer many questions that start with the words, who, what, where, why, and when. And yes, I even know:

BrainzBot: What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?


Shows available plugins and descriptions.

Simply ask for help and I'll gladly tell you what I'm capable of:

BrainzBot: help

For further details, you can ask me about a specific plugin:

BrainzBot: help images


Image lookup (via Google Images)

Looking for a link to an image? Allow me to find it for you. If you say:

BrainzBot: image me cats

I'll send you a link to an image brimming with cats (that's my job). Would you prefer to have a picture of cats that is animated? I'll do my best to find one when you say:

BrainzBot: animate me cats

And finally, if you are feeling downright silly, well I will put a mustache on any image you request (via mustachify.me). I can do this in one of two ways:

BrainzBot: mustache me the queen of england

Alternatively, if you already have an image of the Queen of England that is perfect for a good mustaching, you can give me the link:

BrainzBot: mustache me <a href="http://example.com/queen_of_england.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://example.com/queen_of_england.jpg</a>


Remembers and recalls arbitrary information.

To have me remember something for you, ask me in this format:

BrainzBot: thing you remember = thing I need to remember

When you want me to recall the information, ask me in this format:

BrainzBot: thing you remember?

I will prompty respond to your request with:

thing I need to remember

Last Seen

Tracks when a user was last seen online.

I have an excellent memory and I never forget a nick. If you are curious to know when I last saw your colleague MrTaubyPants, ask me like so:

BrainzBot: seen MrTaubyPants?


Github pull lookup

Looking for the url of an pull or a list of pulls:

To store an abbreviation for a repo use:

BrainzBot: GH:=

This assumes the IRC bot is named BrainzBot. The 'metabrainz/' organization name is hardcoded, you only need the repo name itself.

To retrieve a PR simply use:

# — For example: MB#1234

For multiple pull requests, use:

#,, — For example: MB#1234,5678,91011

Note: The lookup is limited to 5 issues.


Notifies people of the excellent work they are doing.

Let me know who is doing good work:

!m BrainzBot

And I will promptly notify them:

You are doing good work BrainzBot



Logs all activity.

I keep extensive logs on all the activity in #musicbottle. You can read and search them at http://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/brainzbot/musicbottle/.