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nmdc-telegramfrontend

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ABOUT
A bot to synchronise chat between an DC hub and a Telegram supergroup.

Tags: nmdc

FEATURES

• Supports NMDC / NMDCS / ADC / ADCS hubs
• Automatically upload photos/files/videos/audio/stickers to a Contented server for DC users
• Fallback upload to thumbnail-only if exceeding declared Contented file size limit
• Convert telegram quoted messages to DC quoting style
• Exclude messages from multiple hub nicks (e.g. Hub-Security / PtokaX and helper bots)
• Standalone binary
• PM with native users
• Get native userlist inside the telegram group chat
• Option for length requirement on native nick
• Disconnect telegram users who fail to log in to the upstream hub

SETUP

Create a new telegram bot

1. Use BotFather to create a new bot
2. Use BotFather to disable its privacy mode for group chats
3. Use BotFather to add commands (that appear in the groupchat). Recommendation: userlist - List native online users

Create a telegram group

1. Manually create a group chat and add the bot to it
2. Convert group chat to supergroup
3. Grant bot to be an administrator (including ability to add more administrators)
4. Settings > "Who can add members" > Only administrators
5. Create an invite link

Handover to nmdc-telegramfrontend

1. Run this bot with no -GroupChatID, to learn the groupchat ID
2. Post a test message in the group chat, to discover the groupchat ID
3. Leave the group chat (long press on mobile, can't do it on desktop)
4. Run this bot with -GroupChatID for normal operation

USAGE

Chat with the bot to enter/leave the synchronised channel.

Sometimes the telegram invite links can take a few minutes to activate, especially if there has been unusual activity (e.g. frequent join/parts)

CHANGELOG

2018-06-10 1.0.1
• Send DC captions on TG photos and voice clips
• Send DC message when sharing a TG contact
• Fix a cosmetic issue with missing format specifier in log message
2018-06-09 1.0.0
• Initial public release
2018-06-03
• Private beta

CONTACT

For bug reports, feature requests, or if you need any help, please click here to email me.