The Catboxer made his debut in #catbox on slashnet.org on May 27, 2001. Originally, the gateway between Everything2's Chatterbox and #catbox was handled by Chatterbot, but for various reasons, Chatterbot was taken down by it's owner, leaving #catbox without a bot.
While Cahla tried to make the best of the botless channel, Dwyn created Catboxer originally titled Chatterbot2. It was decided that a name change was in order considering the circumstances of Chatterbot's removal. The name Catboxer was suggested by Infinite Burn and it was accepted as the name of the new #catbox bot.
Cowbotneal, the bot who rules #everything has this to say about Catboxer: "Catboxer knocked the shit out of Chatterbot (not that that's saying much) and now rules #catbox as the undisputed #catbox champ."
The Following is Catboxer's help file.
HELP This help message
LOGIN <user> <password> Log in to E2
LOGOUT Log out from E2
WHO Show a list of logged-i users
SAY <text> Chat in the chatterbox
[MSG] <user> <message> Send a private message
LIST [ALL|NEW] List my private messages (default: NEW)
PRIVATE [ON|OFF] Automatically fetch new private messages
DELETE <msgid> Delete a private message
SAVE Save preferences
Aliases (for backwards compatibility):
IDENTIFY = LOGIN
CHATTER = SAY
FETCHPRIVATE = PRIVATE
SAY /MSG <user> <message> (or CHATTER /MSG) also works as expected.
Private messages are no longer automatically fetched from E2 to avoid database strain.
Type "HELP PRIVATE" for details.
End of help.