While trying to implement commands in a chat bot, I realized that you need a channel for both whispers (/w) as well as to change your color (/color). As both of these have to be sent as a PRIVMSG, it seems that you have to specify a channel. However, both commands are obviously channel-independent.
I understand that, if a whisper has been initiated in a certain channel, we should use that channel - but sometimes, there just is no applicable channel. Same goes for the color command.
While searching through the posts here, I saw several people advising to use the #jtv channel for whispers. I tried the same for the color command and both works. However, I wonder if this is the correct way to do it and why we would use this specific channel instead of… well, any other channel, really?
I did not consider using the bot’s own channel. That’s actually a very nice idea, I’ll go with that. Thank you!
I’m still wondering where the #jtv recommendation is coming from? Someone randomly slammed his fingers on the keyboard and decided “this is the channel we’re all going to use for whispers”? Just curious.