Firebot is a Slack App for keeping track of activity in your team's public channels. Really useful for busy, discussion-oriented Slack groups where you might find it hard to keep up with which channels to pay attention to.
Which channels are lit? returns a list of all channels that have been lit in the last 10 minutes. So even if it's 10:10 and @firebot isn't bugging you about your #general channel that's been busy all morning, it'll still be on this list.
Which channels are active? returns a list of all channels that have been busy in the last 24 hours. "Busy," for the purposes of this query, is a little bit different from "lit" since it covers the whole day. All the channels in this list will have had at least 20 messages made by at least two people in the last 24 hours.
Which channels are dead? returns a list of channels that haven't been posted in for at least a week.
Is #channel_name lit right now? will tell you whether the channel has been busy enough for Firebot to announce.
@firebot help will start a conversation that will point you towards support if necessary.
In order to track activity, Firebot will be authorized to access some of your team's information, including channel names, user names, and some of your message history. It doesn't store your messages anywhere, or make your information available. If you don't feel comfortable adding the bot, but still want to use it, take a look at the Firebot CI repository, which will help you add Firebot to your team as a custom integration instead.
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