Sweetie Bot is an administration bot for Discord servers whose primary function is anti-spam, by detecting potential spammers, silencing them, and deleting their messages. Many users joining at the same time will trigger a lockdown to help immunize the chat against raids. Patreon supporters also have access to a chat log that allows moderators to track deleted messages.
A limited version of Sweetie Bot can be added to any server via this link. For $5 a month, you can install your own instance of Sweetie Bot anywhere you want, with all features unlocked, which will automatically keep itself up-to-date. Download the selfhost executable for your operating system and run it from the directory you want the bot to be in. Follow the installation instructions provided and the bot will be up and running in no time.
Donating at least $1 a month to the Patreon will automatically enable chat logging for your server, which is only accessible by moderators via the
!search command. It will also enable much higher limits for the total number of unique items you can store in tagged item collections. In order to recieve these benefits, you must link your Patreon and Discord accounts, and you must join the Sweetie Bot Support Channel. The bot cannot detect your donation level unless you are on the server and your account has been linked.
Upon being added to a server, Sweetie Bot will begin with all commands and modules disabled. Only users with admin rights can setup a server. Sweetie Bot will send the owner of the server a PM when she is first added with instructions on how to run the
!setup command. In case you missed it,
!setup takes the following parameters, in order:
Mod Roleshould be set to a role shared by all moderators. It is used to alert moderators and also allows the moderators to bypass command restrictions imposed by certain modules. Sensitive commands will be restricted so only users with the moderator role can use them, but as the server owner, you will ALWAYS be able to run any command, no matter what.
Mod Channelshould be set to whatever channel the moderators would like to recieve notifications on, such as potential raids, spammers being silenced, etc. Usually, this is your private moderation channel, but you can make it whatever channel you want. Just make sure you use the format `#channel`, and ensure the bot actually has permission to post messages on the channel.
Log Channel(optional) should be set to a channel that recieves log messages about errors and initialization. Usually this channel is only visible to the bot and the moderators. Usually, this is only visible to server admins and the bot. Ensure the bot has permission to post messages on the log channel, or you won't get any output. Providing a log channel is highly recommended, because it's often the bot's last resort for notifying you about potential errors
!setup @Mods #staff-lounge #bot-log
!setup will automatically restrict all sensitive commands to
modrole and enable a default set of modules. Running the setup twice will delete everything and reset all configuration values. Specify an additional
OVERRIDE parameter if this is your intent.
After you've completed the basic setup, there are some additional features you can enable. For additional help, type
!help for a list of commands and modules, or
!getconfig with no arguments for a list of configuration options. Using
!help will display detailed help for that module and all its commands. Using
!getconfig <group> will display detailed help for all the configuration options in that configuration group. See below for details on how to use
BucketIf you'd like to enable the bucket, use the command
!enable Bucket. It defaults to carrying a maximum of 10 items, but you can change this via the
Bored ModuleIf you'd like the bot to perform actions when the chat in a certain channel hasn't been active for a period of time, use
!enable boredfollowed by
!setconfig modules.channels bored #yourchannel, where
#yourchannelis your general chat channel. The commands picked from are stored in
bored.commands. By default, it will quote someone or attempt to throw an item out of the bucket.
Free ChannelsIf you like, you can designate a channel to be free from command restrictions, so people can spam silly bot commands to their hearts content. If you had a channel called
#botfor this, you can disable all command restrictions by using the command
!setconfig basic.freechannels #bot
Spam ZonesIf you really want to, you can exclude one or more channels from all spam protection, using this command:
!setconfig modules.channels spam ! #channel1 #channel2
Basic configuration parameters can be set with
!setconfig <parameter name> <value>. To get a list of configuration parameters, use
!getconfig. To output the current value of a parameter, use
!getconfig <paramater name>.
Certain configuration parameters are more complex. They can either be maps, lists, or maps of lists. This type information is listed when using
!getconfig. Parameters that are lists simply take multiple values instead of one. Setting a list parameter to a set of values will replace the current list of values. In list parameters, all values must use quotes if they have spaces in them.
!setconfig <list parameter> <value 1> <value 2> <value 3> <etc...> !setconfig bored.commands !drop "!pick cute"
You may pass no values to a list, which will simply set the list to nothing:
Maps are a set of key-value pairs. Unlike lists, each invocation of
!setconfig will set just a single key-value pair and won't affect any others. If a key already exists, the value of that key will be overwritten.
!setconfig <map parameter> <key> <value> !setconfig basic.aliases listbucket list
If no value is given, the key will be deleted:
!setconfig basic.aliases listbucket
Maps of lists match keys to entire lists of values instead of just one value. The syntax is similar to setting a single map value:
!setconfig <maplist parameter> <key> <value 1> <value 2> <value 3> <etc...> !setconfig modules.commandchannels roll #channel1 #channel2
To delete a value, simply provide only the key and no values:
!setconfig modules.commandchannels roll
Some maplists are whitelists of channels or roles. To change them into a blacklist, add
! anywhere in the maplist:
!setconfig modules.commandchannels roll ! #excludedchannel1 #excludedchannel2