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Getting started with Task Manager

To get started with Task Manager you have to invite the bot to your server. You can invite it via our invite link (https://bnder.net/@tmb).

Inviting

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To invite a bot to your server, you need the "Manage Server" permission or have to be the owner of the server.

Before a bot can be used on a Server it is necessary to invite the bot to the server you want it on. You do that by visiting an invitation page, hosted on Discords network.

A bot gets invited via a link. The invite link of the Task Manager Bot looks similar to this:

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Make sure you are logged in to your Discord account.

https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=602460094940184587&scope=bot+applications.commands&permissions=85056

The structure of the link is the following:

  • https:// The protocol used to transfer data over the network. You should only use connections over https.
  • discord.com/ The official domain of Discord. Only invite bots via this domain. Some older invite links could use " discordapp.com", which was the old domain for the Discord website.
  • oauth2/authorize The path to the authorization page.
  • client_id= The part after the equals sign is the id of the application you are going to invite. Every application has a unique id, as well as every user has a unique id.
  • scope= This part defines what the application is going to be. The argument "bot" means, that it's a bot application that you are going to invite. "applications.commands" is necessary for bot applications to create slash commands.
  • permissions= The number represents the permissions the bot wants to get on your server. All permissions are necessary for the Task Manager in order to function properly. If you remove permission, some features might not be available.

Bot permissions

On the invite page, you can see some permissions, the bot wants to get. These permissions are necessary for some specific functionality.

screenshot of discords authorization page

  • read messages - The bot needs to read messages, to filter out messages starting with the prefix of the bot.
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The bot doesn't save any plain text messages. It only reacts and processes messages starting with the specified prefix and followed by a command.

  • send messages - If you send a command, you want the bot to answer it. It does that by sending a message in the text channel where the commands were sent. To send a message, the bot needs permission send messages.
  • embed links - The messages of the bot are specific designed to stand apart from normal messages sent by a user. To send these "embed messages" this permission is required.
  • read message history - In some features, the bot looks up past messages of himself to update them with new information. The look-up is not possible without the permission read message history.
  • add reactions - Reactions are a simple way to add "buttons" to a message. The bot uses reactions for example if you have a typo on a command. The bot detects that and can perform the right command just by tapping on the reaction. Without the permission add reactions the bot can't add reactions to his message.

Authorize

After you have clicked on the "authorize" button, the bot will join your server and send a welcome message in the default text channel.

Trying out commands

The default prefix is - (dash). You can type -help to see all available commands.