Some of you who have been using elggVoices recently, may have noticed some rather odd looking shouts appearing in the channels.

Shouts beginning with “@” can be used to execute commands in a channel – especially useful when used remotely via SMS.

I thought it might be useful to give you a quick run down of the commands currently available. I say “currently”, since we are adding to this all the time.

SMS and Website

  • @status message: Updates your status on a channel.
  • @sleep on|off: Set your sleep status on and off, when @sleep is on you won’t receive SMS messages.
  • @location city: Updates your location.
  • @country country: Updates your country.

SMS only

  • @signup desired_username your_email: Send this to a channel’s SMS number and you will create a elggVoices account and automatically be signed up to the channel. Your password will be emailed to your email address.
  • @join: Send this to a channel’s SMS number will join the channel.

Just a few commands for now, but there will be more to come.