It does, however, become very annoying to get hilighted in IRC channels by robots, especially when related to builds! I have a few IRC channels setup where all I see is noise like this:
16:13:11 < travis-ci> marvinpinto/disjoint.ca#444 (master - 034fdf3 : Marvin Pinto): The build passed. 16:13:11 < travis-ci> Change view : https://github.com/marvinpinto/disjoint.ca/compare/7e15f3a4033e...034fdf317336 16:13:11 < travis-ci> Build details : https://travis-ci.org/marvinpinto/disjoint.ca/builds/287969915
I found a way to prevent these robots from hilighting me (in specific channels) using the trigger.pl irssi script.
/trigger add -all masks '*!gitter@*' -regexp '(mar)(vin)' -replace '$1\x02\x02$2' -tags 'gitter-im'
What the above says is if the
*!gitter@* username on the
mentions the name
marvin in a message, break up the string
marvin into two
parts. This ensures that the hilight I’ve setup for
marvin does not get
triggered. Note that in your setup
gitter-im will be whatever name you give
the gitter network in your irssi config.
/trigger help docs for detailed information and more examples!