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👻 Slack bot designed to mess with your team in a fun, random and non-malicious way


trollmoji is a cli-based tool with the ability to change things like status emojis and messages, give them a new nickname or anything else you dream up by creating your own trigger or action - more on those later.




Before getting started you will need to have nodejs (>=6) & npm. You will also need to get a Slack API key for your team. If you'd like to recieve notifications detailing your teams despair then you'll need to add your Pushover keys.

Why a legacy token? These allow you to interact with the Slack Realtime API without adding a bot user.


$ npm i -g trollmoji

Note: On first run a .env file, data directory and config files will be created, as well as downloading the required emoji data and then closing. Please add your Slack/Pushover keys to the .env file before running again.


trolmoji is a fire-and-forget tool designed to sit and quietly do its thing, and as such once configured and run there isn't any further input from the user; other than turning it off when your team have had enough of course.

$ trollmoji

Once run, the tool will run setup, download available emojis, and get team users before moving on to waiting for incoming events from Slack.

Note: You can add either a -v or --verbose flag to the command to get more detailed information.


There are two configuration files located in the data directory in the root of this project - actions.json and blacklist.json.


Actions allows you to setup which triggers and actions are bound, the actions they trigger, and the run conditions for them. Check the default configuration for an idea of how to configure or add new methods.

Available options

  • Triggers
    • Reaction - user has added X number (default: 50) of reactions to messages
    • Status - user has updated their status icon or message
  • Actions:
    • Nickname - Gives the user a new nickname, example: Jon "knows nothing" Snow
    • Status - Updates the users status emoji and/or message


Blacklist contains a list of the user ids or names that you would like to not run this list against; some poeple may not want to mess with bots or their boss. Any time a trigger is about to be run the incoming data is validated and one of the checks will be to ensure the user is not restricted or on the blacklist.


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Please read for details on our code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests to us.


We use SemVer for versioning. For the versions available, see the tags on this repository.


See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details



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