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Helga Karma

Modeled after `PMXBot <>`_'s karma plugin,
but just a little bit better.


``!t[hanks] <nickname>``

Thank somebody for doing a good job!


youthere> I've just fitzbangled the horsemonster for you, person.
person> !thanks youthere
helga> You're doing good work, youthere!

Also has an alias -- ``!m[otivate]`` -- for situations in which somebody
hasn't yet done the thing you're appreciative of or otherwise just
needs motivation::

youthere> I'm having an awful day; I've orangeenveloped the
twinkleverse like a dozen times so far and it's not even
somebody> !m youthere
helga> You're doing good work, youthere!
somebody> It'll be OK, buddy; it's Friday.

The people you've thanked (or motivated) will get a little bump in their
karma (and that bump is variable depending on the ratio of times you --
the thanker -- have thanked others vs. the number of times you've been

``!k[arma] [details] [for] [<nick>]``

Get a user's Karma information.


person> I wonder how much karma I have.
person> !karma
helga> person has about 24 karma, person.

You can also ask about another person's karma::

person> I wonder how much karma somebody has.
person> !karma somebody
helga> somebody has about 10 karma, person.

And, if you're curious about the details, you can ask for those, too, and
even abbreviate the command itself::

person> I wonder if somebody has every thanked anybody in his life.
person> !k details somebody
helga> somebody has 10.1 karma. (thanked others 20 times, received
thanks 12 times, karma coefficient: 0.6, aliases: adam,

``!k[arma] top [10]``

Get a list of people ordered by how much karma they have.


person> Let's see who's the most helpful around here.
person> !karma top 3
helga> #1: somebody (2213 karma) | #2: somebody_else (2013 karma) |
#3: whoisthis (1408 karma)
person> Not me :-(

``!k[arma] alias <nick1> <nick2>``

Link two nicknames together to share the same karma values. This is commonly
used for away nicknames.


person> !karma coddingtonbear==coddingtonbear_away
helga> coddingtonbear and coddingtonbear_away are now linked, person.

``!k[arma] unalias <nick1> <nick2>``

Unlink two nicknames from one another.


person> !karma coddingtonbear!=coddingtonbear_away
helga> coddingtonbear and coddingtonbear_away are now unlinked, person.



You can override the existing messages by adding dictionary entries to
this dictionary matching the name of existing messages.
See ``helga_karma.plugin.MESSAGES`` for existing messages.

The following example changes the default 'info_none' message from
"I'm not aware of {for_nick} having done anything helpful, {nick}." to
one that is slightly less polite::

'info_none': '{for_nick} is useless, {nick}'


Set this to a string to replace the word 'karma' in all messages.

To make helga-karma behave more like MeowMeowBeenz, you would add
the following setting::



Set this to a string to replace the word 'karma coefficient' in the detailed
per-user karma report.

To make helga-karma behave more like MeowMeowBeenz, you could add the
following setting::



Set this to a 2-tuple of values between which all users' karma should be
continuously distributed.

To make helga-karma behave more like MeowMeowBeenz (in which all
users have karma values ranging between one and five), you could
add the following setting::



Set this to a truthy value to scale karma linearly. By default, karma will
be scaled logarithmically across the range::



Set this to a list of "thanks" words that will be used for automatic karma.
This will mean that messages like ``thanks helga`` or ``tyvm helga`` will
both give automatic karma. Default values for this are: 'thank you', 'thanks',
'tyvm', and 'ty'.

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