Suggested topics

Any inf is able to talk after having been created as it is programmed with default templates on various topics (see the list of suggested topics on the page My workshop Classroom). You can enter your own replies to these suggested topics.

Each topic has the line Any reply to this topic. This reply will work if you have not filled out any specific reply to the topic. There are exceptions to the questions from the inf's About your inf page (see the description of the section About your inf page for more details) and also to the phrase “Tell me a joke!” in the topic Humour (see below).

How to fill out the topics?
Choose a topic, click on the topic title. Enter a reply to the input in the field next to the input. To make several replies click Add another reply for each new reply variation. If you click on the cross next to the reply, the reply will be deleted.


To save your replies click on the button Apply at the bottom of the topic page. Do not forget to save your replies! If you click the button Apply and the replies are not saved – this might be a programme error. Please report this error to our customer support team.
NOTE: The total length of all replies to one input should not exceed 65,536 characters.
If you fill out all the replies to the topic, in the list of suggested topics it will be marked as 100% complete. If you have filled out all replies to the topic and the percentage is incorrect – this might be a programme error. Please report this error to our customer support team.

Topic “Jokes”

Infs can tell jokes.

If you do not give a reply to the input “Tell me a joke!” in the topic Humour then your inf will tell jokes from our joke database (even if you have filled out the general reply to the topic Humour). If you enter your reply to the input “Tell me a joke!”, then your inf will stop telling jokes from our database and will use the phrases you have provided.

Topic “Greetings”

If the guest has already greeted your inf once during the conversation, then when he/she greets your inf for the second time or more, the inf will answer with the reply to the input “Hello! (repeated again and again)”.

Text format in inf replies

1. You can make a line shift in your replies by using the tag <br>.
For example, you write in your inf's reply:

# Good for you! <br> By the way, I have recently been to a football match.


In the dialogue it will appear as:

Good for you!
By the way, I have recently been to a football match.

2. Words in replies and the replies themselves can be formatted in italics, bold type and be underlined. To do this you can use the tags in reply - <b> (bold type), <i> (italics), <u> (underline). It is very simple to do – you begin the bold text with the opening tag <b>, finish it with the closing tag </b>. The same with the opening <i>, <u> and closing tags </i>, </u>.

For example, you write in your inf's reply:

# I like <i>italics</i>, <u>underline</u>, <b>bold type</b>, but I like <i><b><u>it all together</u></b></i> even more.


In the dialogue it will appear as:

I like italics, underline, bold type, but I like it all together even more.

NOTE:
1. You can paste links to other websites in your inf's replies to the suggested topics (see the description of the section My templates for more details).
2. Inline dictionaries do not work in replies to the suggested topics (see details in the description of the section My templates). To add a new reply variation you should add a new line with the phrase, even if replies differ in one word.
3. Variables, “if” command and anchors do not work in the suggested topics yet (see the description of the section My templates for more details about variables and anchors).
4. The priority of your own templates created in the section My templates is higher than the suggested ones. So, when a guest repeats the question from the Suggested topics and their input contains words from your own template, your inf will reply with the template from My templates section.
5. It is not enough to just fill out the Suggested topics and Unknown inputs to teach your inf. To make your inf more intelligent and more unique you need to create your own templates in the section My templates. Consider all possible mistakes and errors a guest can make (see the description of the section My templates for more details).
6. You can switch off Suggested topics, Unknown inputs and all the default templates by creating the template $ * in My templates (see the description of the section My templates for more details).