eGenix has long been running a local user group meeting in Düsseldorf called Python Meeting Düsseldorf and we are using a Telegram group for most of our communication.
In the early days, the group worked well and we only had few spammers joining it, which we could well handle manually.
More recently, this has changed dramatically. We are seeing between 2-5 spam signups per day, often at night. Furthermore, the signups accounts are not always easy to spot as spammers, since they often come with profile images, descriptions, etc.
With the bot, we now have a more flexible way of dealing with the problem.
The 0.2.0 release is the first public release of the bot.
It has been battle-tested in production for more than a month already and is proving to be a really useful tool to help with Telegram group administration.
For more information on the eGenix.com Python products, licensing and download instructions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marc-Andre Lemburg, eGenix.com