Watchdog Robot deletes messages of blacklisted types: link, sticker, gif, voice attachment, file attachment and other. Also it can ban other bots.
Follow these steps:
@watchdog_robotas admin into your chatroom
/watchdog block <filter-name>. See Filters section for available filters. Note that by default all filters are disabled i.e. watchdog does nothing. You can specify multiple filters at once, just delimit them with comma.
(!!!) Do not write to chat exactly the
/watchdog block <filter-name>. Instead of
<filter-name> use one of names listed in Filters section. Example of command:
/watchdog block sticker. Example of multiple filters at once:
/watchdog block photo,video.
List of filters which Watchdog Robot can work with. First word (colored) in each line is name of filter. Use this name in
/watchdog block and
/watchdog allow commands.
link- message that contains a link
channel_mention- message that contains
group_mention- message that contains
@usernameof group (chat)
user_mention- message that contains
bot_mention- message that contains
mention- message that contains
@usernameof any kind
gif- animated GIF image
voice- voice recording
attachment- file attachment
audio- audio clip
video- message with a video movie
photo- photo file
media_group- message that contains multiple media objects (photos usually)
video_message- video clip
not_sticker- message that IS NOT sticker
user_joined_msg- service message about user joined the chatroom
user_left_msg- service message about user left the chatroom
system- any system message (user joined chat, chat photo updated, message pinned, etc)
command- bot command (it'll be processed by corresponding bot anyway, just the text of command will be removed)
char1- message that has length of one or zero chars, spaces are not counted as chars
emoji- message that contains ONLY emoji symbols (any number). Filter does not match message that contains both emoji and text symbols.
emoji_spam- any message that contains text AND 4 or more emoji symbols
bold- matches the message if most of its content is formatted with bold font
italic- matches the message if most of its content is formatted with italic font
char500- message that contains more than 500 character symbols
char1000- message that contains more than 1000 character symbols
hashtag- message that contains a hashtag
not_hashtag- message that DOES not contains a hashtag
text- any text message (emoji is text too)
cryptohash- address of crypto wallet
uppercase- matches message which lenght is more than 30 symbols and most of symbols are in upper case
number- matches message which contains a number (yeah, just any number like "234234" or "1")
number9- matches message which contains a number which is 9 digits or more
number11- matches message which contains a number which is 11 digits or more
bot- if bot invited into chat it will be kicked by
bot_inviter- user who invited bot into chatroom will be kicked by
new_user- if new user joines to chat it will be kicked (not banned)
nousername- new users with no @username will be kicked from the chat
msg- any visible message from user. DOES NOT implies
bot_inviterrules. Using this filter you just mute the chat. Check out also !BOT_LINK:hushrobot!, it is designed specially for muting chat.
forwarded- message forwarded from any other place
button- message that contains button of any kind. Usually it is message that posted via inline bot.
poll- a poll
contact- message with telegram contact card
game- message that contains a telegram game
inline- matches messages sent with inline bot (like @gif bot)
dice- single emoji that renders as Dice Throw kinda animation. These are dice, dart, football ball, etc emojis.
location- a location (map) message
For example, you want to block stickers and WWW links. Use two commands
/watchdog block sticker and
/watchdog block link. Also you can specify multiple filters in one command like
/watchdog block sticker,link.
/watchdog block FILTER- tell Watchdog Robot to remove messages match this filter. You can specify multiple filters delimited by comma.
/watchdog allow FILTER- allow messages match this filter.
/watchdog config- see Watchdog Robot configuration for the current chat
/watchdog set notify_actions=yes- ask bot to display message about some message was removed
/watchdog set notify_actions=no- tell bot to remove messages silently
/watchdog check- check if bot is installed correctly.
/watchdog reload_admins- ask bot to reload admin IDs for current chat. Admins list is collected once and cached. Use this command to update cached data.
/watchdog analyze- write this command in reply to existing message to see what filters you can use to block this kind of message.
/watchdog add domain-whitelist FOO- add domain FOO to list of allowed domains
/watchdog remove domain-whitelist FOO- remove domain FOO from list of allowed domains
All these commands have to be entered in chatroom where watchdog is installed. Do not send these commands in private messages to watchdog.
First, complete installation instructions. Then type into chat this command:
/watchdog check. Fix any issues bot talkes about.
First, check you have told watchdog to do it with command
/watchdog block bot. Second, check that you have given watchdog permission to ban other users.
You can disable all links with "link" filter and then add specific domain names into "domain-whitelist" list to make bot to not delete links which points to this domain. For example, to allow twitter links use this command
/watchdog add domain-whitelist twitter.com.