Event Notifiers

Scheduled Reminders

Chronicle Bot can send reminders to a Discord channel so your members don't forget about upcoming events.

Creating Event Reminders

Event reminders are messages sent to the Discord channel at specific times before an event starts.

Creating a Chronicle Bot Reminder

There are two methods in which reminder times can be set.

The first is by creating "Notifications" within a Google Calendar event itself and turning on the Use calendar event reminder times toggle. This is helpful when you want to customize a specific event's reminders, but can get tedious when working with many events.

The second method is by creating "Chronicle Reminders" which apply to all events within the selected calendars.

Cleanup After Event

When the Cleanup after event option is turned on Chronicle Bot will delete the last reminder message after an event events.

Reminder Cleanup Option

For normal events this cleanup will occur one minute after the event ends. For zero minute events (those which have a start time equal to their end time) the cleanup occurs 4 hours after the start time.

Mentions

Reminders can also include a mention by selecting a Discord Role from the drop down list. Mentions only trigger when a new message is posted, and as such rely on the settings in the Notification Triggers described below.

Reminder Cleanup Option

Activity Messages

Chronicle Bot can detect certain activities and trigger messages based on those actions. For each of these activity triggers you have the option to send a new message (resulting in a message ping to your members) or to update the last associated message. If a previous message doesn't exist for an event, the update wont happen.

Creation Trigger

Be aware that when a notifier is first created all calendar events are "new" to the bot. This can result in a large number of messages as calendars are processed for the first time.

Activity Messages Settings
Activity Messages Settings
Notify on creation of new calendar events

This determines what happens when a new event is created. Turned on, this will send a "New Event Created" message to your Discord channel. When turned off, no message will be sent when an event is created.

Notify on update of existing calendar events

This determines what happens when an event is edited. Turned on, this will send a new message to your Discord channel with the updated event details. When turned off, the last event message to be sent will be edited in-place with the updated event details.

Notify on removal of existing calendar events

This determines what happens when an event is deleted. Turned on, this will send a new "Event Cancelled" message to your Discord channel. When turned off, the last event message to be sent will be edited in-place to reflect the event's cancellation.

Recurring Event Messages

Creating, updated, or cancelling recurring events can generate a flood of activity messages as selected above. In order to mitigate this, you can choose to send these types of messages in a combined or expanded manner.

Combined (recommended)

This tells Chronicle Bot to detect and group multiple activity messages from a recurring event into a single message.

Expanded

This tells Chronicle Bot to treat all recurring event messages at it would any other event, and send each individual activity message.

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