Notifications can be configured to send a message into chat whenever an action is performed by InstructBot.
Each notification has two main components:
The message template.
The variables which are available.
The message template is a piece of text which can have variables embedded within it which will be resolved at the point the message is sent. Please note the each notification has access to a different set of variables depending upon the context it's being sent within.
For example you could define the started notification as just text InstructBot has started. or include a variable within it @[AccountName] InstructBot has started.
To enter a variable surround it's name in with square brackets within the message template, for example:
@[AccountName] InstructBot has started.
In the above [AccountName] is the variable and will be replaced with the name of the account logged into InstructBot.
You can have compound variables for example User, has both [User.UserName] and [User.DisplayName] variables which will output either there user name or display name or the user.
For a complete list of variables please look at the individual notifications, as each notification will define the set of variables which it can use.