Rodney is the bot which announces deaths on the #nethack@freenode channel. He also has a simple database in which users can record useful information for each other; many good tips and advice are contained therein.
Notable parts of Rodney's functionality:
- Game announcements. Whenever somebody ends a game on nethack.alt.org (whether by death, ascension, escape, or #quit), Rodney will announce that fact in the channel. (Games that he thinks are startscumming are omitted.)
- learndb. Any member of the channel can view/add/remove/edit items in Rodney's database. This is a useful repository of information as well as humor. In many ways it's a wiki without history.
- Search past games with the !lg command.
- URL shorthand: "!wl article" returns a link to the wiki article
- Wiki announcements. Edits etc are announced in #nethackwiki.
- Many more, see Rodney bot help.