Slash command migration

In April 2022 September 2022, Discord is going to forbid almost all verified bots from reading message contents. One of the bots affected by this change is Crom. To prepare users for this change, starting in April August, you will no longer be able to trigger Crom using text prefixes, like crom au or ?? 173.

To prepare for this change, you should consider switching to slash commands or mentions in advance, as they will continue working in the future.

Slash commands

Slash command panel

Crom fully supports slash commands. Type / into your chat window to open a panel listing all the slash commands you can run. Every existing command has a slash command variant, and some new features can only be used with slash commands.

Previous text commandNew slash command
?? [query]/search [query]
crom search [query]/search [query]
crom help-
crom random/random
crom lc/latest
crom au [name]/author [name]
crom au/self
crom link/unlink/link
crom info/settings [name]
crom edit [name] [value]/settings [name] [value]
crom report [feedback]/feedback [feedback]
-/fullsearch [query]

Many commands have an optional argument called wiki to fetch from a wiki other than the server's default. Optional arguments can be entered by pressing their name in the "Options" panel.

You can't make edits to your slash command response, but you can self-delete slash command responses on desktop. Right-click the response you want to delete, select "Apps", and click on "Delete command".

Mention Crom

Usage of mention commands

As a short-term alternative, Crom will also support text-style commands that start with a bot mention.

  • Instead of typing in crom ..., just ping @CROM ....
  • The ?? ... syntax for searching articles won't be supported, but you can use @CROM search ... instead.

Future mode

If you've been using text commands for a long time, it can feel confusing to switch to slash commands. That's why, if you're creating a new discord server, it's best to get your members using slash commands from the get go.

You can disable Crom's text commands in your server ahead of time with the /settings future-mode command.

Crom only needed access to message contents to parse and respond to commands in messages, and has never stored or logged non-command contents. See the privacy policy for more details.