Redken Manual

This document contains some information about regular Redken usage and some advanced settings.


By default, new groups where the bot is added are just ready to start being used.

General usage and features:

  • word++ to add karma
  • word-- to remove karma
  • reply to message with ‘++’, ‘–’ or ‘==’ to add or remove karma to the user of the replied message or to the same words that were used
  • /quote add username text to add a quote for a given username with the following text as the message
  • /quote username to retrieve a random quote for that username.
  • @all to ping all usernames for users in a channel
  • @all++ to give karma to all usernames in a channel
  • stock <ticker> to get the trading quote for ticker in stock market
  • /hilight <add|delete|list> <word> Adds/deletes word or lists words that will cause a forward to notify you
  • /feed <add|delete|list> name url Adds/deletes/lists a new feed form URL on channel
  • /remind <add|delete|list> name interval text Adds/deletes/lists a new reminder for interval in channel, interval can be specified as ‘1y2m3w5d’
  • /ical <add|delete|list> name url Adds/deletes/lists a new ical url to print events happening during the day
  • /cn <word> To get a random Chuck Norris fact related with the provided word (or random)
  • /excuse To get a random excuse

Also, while nothing is set against, you could use /gconfig to configure several aspects of it like:

  • modulo (to just report karma every modulo points)
  • stock (to define the stock tickers to query when invoking stock)

Once you started chatting with the bot, you can also use /hilight word so messages containing that word will be forwarded to you as a private message.

By default karma in channels is private to that group, but also, groups can be linked.

On the channel to become master execute: /admin link master and it will generate a code (token) to link against just once.

On the channel to be linked against master, a.k.a. slave, execute: /admin link slave <token> where token is the code received as reply to the command in master channel.


Adds UID (as reported via /info) to the list of safe members of a chat, anyone else, will be kicked

  • /uidenforcer add <UID> to add a new UID to safe list
  • /uidenforcer remove <UID> to remove a UID from safe list
  • /uidenforcer list to show the UIDs in safe list

Once the list of UID’s is ready, and the bot is set as Group Administrator, enable the check (every hour) by running /gconfig set safelist=True on your group to have the bot start checking on next scheduled execution.

BEWARE: If the list is created and setting enabled, bot will start kicking all other users in the chat, ensure that you’re the creator or your user has been whitelisted or you might be kicked out too.

Red Hat Jobs

Lists Red Hat Jobs published at that have word in it:

  • /rhjobs add <words> to add a new word to the rhjobs watch
  • /rhjobs remove <words> to remove a new word to the rhjobs watch
  • /rhjobs list to show the words being watched

User/chat configuration

The bot, once token has been used and admin has been set, will store that information in the database, so you can control it from a chat window

  • /[g|l]config show will list actual defined settings (/gconfig, /lconfig or /config)
  • /[g|l]config set var=value will set one of those settings with a new value
    • As of this writing (verbosity, url for api, token, sleep timeout, owner, database, run in daemon mode)
  • /[g|l]config delete var will delete that variable from configuration.

The available list of configuration options that can be used depending on private or chats is listed below:


  • cleankey: Regexp to replace, for example tag=
  • cleanlink: True if we want links to be expanded and removed
  • currency: EUR
  • futureevents: Enables sending a reminder the specified number of days in advance
  • lang: set to language of choice to get some strings translated into supported languages and override autodetected language.
  • modulo: 1 (to just show karma every X/modulo points, 0 to disable)
  • privacy: Enables privacy for forwarded messages, if a message is forwarded and the config is set, redken will remove original message and resend text to the chat so that the original sender is removed but forwarder is credited. If value is set to silent it will just clean the message forwarder.
  • quiet: Enables sending of messages without enabling notification: message arrives, but makes no noise.
  • splitkarmaword: Set to ‘False’ to make that stops reporting karma to the word and to johndoe
  • stock: stock tickers to check


  • admin: List of admins of channels, default empty: everyone
  • alladmins: Set this to True to make all users in chat being able to use administrative commands, by default (False) means that only chat admins can run the commands.
  • enableall: Set this to admin or karma or false to allow being used only by admins, allow regular users to just give karma but no pinging or to disable it in your chat.
  • grace: Set this to the initial grace period in days for user to say something when added to a channel before being kicked out of inactivity (fakes the join date as grace days before being kicked out of max inactivity)
  • hiordie: Set this to the initial number of minutes that a user has to say something on the chat, similar to grace but for shorter periods
  • inactivity: Set this to the number of days without user activity before kicking it out.
  • isolated: False, if true, allow link, all karma, etc is tied to GID
  • link: empty, if defined, channel is slave to a mater
  • maxage: chats older than this will be removed
  • removejoinparts: Set this to automatically remove ‘User XXX has joined’ or ‘User XXX has left’ messages from the groups.
  • silent: makes stampy not to output messages to that chat
  • usernamereminder: Set this False to stop reminding new users to get a username to get the most out of karma commands.
  • welcome: outputs the text when a new user joins the chat, replacing “$username” by user name

Extra commands

Only for admin user in groups or for individuals against the bot

  • /reload_admins: Uses telegram API to find admins and populate the admin variable for commands that require admin access.
  • /spoiler: Reploy to a message with this to delete it and send it back with hidden text
  • /thanks [add|list|delete]: Manage the list of words that, when replied, give karma to original sender


  • skarma word=value will set specified word to the karma value provided.

Auto-karma triggers

Bot allows to trigger auto-karma events, so when keyword is given, it will trigger an event to increase karma value for other words

  • /autok key=value Will create a new auto-karma trigger, so each time key is used, it will trigger value++ event
  • /autok list [word] Will show current defined autokarma triggers and in case a word is provided will search based on that word
  • /autok delete key=value will delete a previously defined auto-karma so no more auto-karma events will be triggered for that pair

Auto-gif triggers

Bot allows to trigger gif sending when a keyword is given.

  • /autog key=value Will create a new auto-gif trigger, so each time key is used, it will trigger gif send event
  • /autog list [word] Will show current defined autogif triggers and in case a word is provided will search based on that word
  • /autog delete key=value will delete a previously defined auto-gif so no more gifs will be sent for that keyword


Bot allows to setup aliases, so when karma is given to a word, it will instead add it to a different one (and report that one)

  • /alias key=value Will create a new alias, so each time key++ is used, it will instead do value++
    • This operation, sums the previous karma of key and value and stores it in value so no karma is lost
    • Recursive aliases can be defined, so doing:
      • /alias lettuce=vegetable
      • /alias vegetable=food
      • lettuce++ will give karma to food.
    • Alias can be defined to groups of words so, it can be defined to have:
      • /alias friday=tgif tfsmif
      • friday++ will increase karma on tgif and tfsmif.
  • /alias list Will show current defined aliases
  • /alias delete key will delete a previously defined alias so each word gets karma on its own

Alias team

Bot allows to setup team aliases, so it can ping several users in a chat

  • /ateam team=members Will create a new team, so when @team is used, it will ping each member’s username (prepending @ to each word defined as members)
    • Teams can be defined to groups of words so, it can be defined to have:
      • /ateam ateam=face murdock hannibal mr-t
  • /ateam list Will show current defined teams
  • /ateam delete team will delete a previously defined team


  • /quote del id to remove a specific quote id from database

    Enjoy! (and if you do, you can Buy Me a Coffee )