I’m currently running a ticket raffle that I want to have run for a full week, and it would be great if there were a way to remotely monitor that. A command like !raffle entries or !traffle entries that prints out the number of entrants for a raffle or number of entrants and tickets for a ticket raffle would be very handy. Example output: “The current raffle has 15 entries” or “The current ticket raffle has 15 entries with 54 tickets”
The command could even be a bit more generic like !raffle details which might be handy for moderators to use as a way of letting the channel know there is an active raffle, and also let people know what kind of participation there is.
“There is a follower-only raffle active with 15 entries. To enter, type !..”
“There is a follower-only ticket raffle active with 15 entries and 54 tickets. Tickets cost 100 points and are limited to 5. To enter, type !..”
That would be useful as there is currently no way to announce or indicate that a raffle is active. (auto announce is broken, filing a bug report on that in a moment) This is more of an issue with longer term raffles that run for a number of days.
It would also be great if there were a way for the bot to whisper to users to let them know they have successfully entered the raffle, and with how many tickets. Right now there is no bot response when a user enters a raffle, which us understandable as it would flood the channel when you have a lot of people entering. But because there is no response I am frequently getting request from users like “am I in the raffle” or “how many tickets did I enter with” etc. Most users are assuming their entry attempt failed since they get no response, so they start bugging mods/me.
Having the bot whisper each user as they enter would provide transparency into raffle entrants and lower the resource requirements for myself and moderators.