## Posted in TWIM: Matrix Scribe

*This is my POSSE copy of the Matrix Scribe announcement of that I posted in This Week in Matrix (TWIM) 2022-03-04.*

# This Week in Matrix 2022-03-04

## Dept of Bots ðŸ¤–

### Matrix Scribe

JulianF announces

I'm working on a little hobby project, The Matrix Scribe.

The Matrix Scribe helps us re-post or transcribe messages into matrix that we received from somewhere else, posing as different ghost users to represent the original authors.

Scribe will post this:

`Ann`

I'm Ann.

`Bob`

Hello! I'm Bob.

when I write this to `@scribe-bot`

:

`@julian`

/scribe as Ann

`@julian`

I'm Ann.

`@julian`

/scribe as Bob

`@julian`

Hello! I'm Bob.

That is an illustration of the goal. The output part works already; the bot part isn't implemented yet.

Why?

- I want to encourage people to experiment and play with extending Matrix in creative ways.
- As a building block for myself towards building more usual matrix bridges. Scribe is the input half of the matrix half of a bridge, so literally one quarter of a typical matrix bridge.
- I hope that I myself and maybe some other people will find Scribe fun or useful in itself.

If you find this interesting...

- Come and say hello in the matrix room:
`#matrix-scribe:foad.me.uk`

- See the blog post or the project README
*(similar content in both)*

*Scribe is not intended to mislead users. It should be deployed in such a way that its use is clear, and require appropriate permissions.*

*Feedback:*

*email me:*`julian`

`@`

`foad.me.uk`

*matrix me:*`@`

`julian`

`:`

`foad.me.uk`

*Donations gratefully accepted*