Modules Documentation 101

Throughout the whole documentation website, you’ll find different ways of explaining commands and a few keywords to indicate particular ways of writing a parameter.

Server/Guild, Channel, Message, Role, User IDs

Each entity in Discord is mapped with a unique ID. Knowing what an ID is, and how to get the ID of a said entity is crucial to knowing how a bot works. Obtaining an ID also requires that you have Discord’s Developer Mode active.

There are a lot of guides and tutorials about how to activate Developer Mode and how to get an ID for an entity in Discord. This link will bring you to the official Discord support page about this topic.

Obtaining a role ID may be trivial: you can obtain the role ID by prepending a role mention with \, but that message will still mention the role.

In order to make your life easier, the bot offers a !roleid command.


Parenthesis are used into command syntax snippets. The type of parenthesis indicates whether that parameter or string is mandatory, optional or just a simple description (hence, not an actual part of the command).









Names and Double Quotes

Within the documentation, you may find the tag q_name in command syntax snippets. That’s a short name for “name surrounded by double quotes”, and is generally used for Discord user, channel or role plain names:

"cycloptux Development#1543"
"Role With Spaces"

Time Format Code

Standard Time Code

Time durations are indicated through the use of a standard time format, which consists of 5 (or 6) time bits:

Time Bit












If specified, the time code may allow an extra bit, s for second(s). Each time bit has to be prepended with an actual (positive, integer) number, or omitted if the corresponding time bit would be set to 0.


Important Note: While some flexibility is allowed in time codes, be sure to write the time bits in the correct order: mo > w > d > h > m > s

That said, a typical time code would be like this:

2mo6h40m = 2 months, 6 hours, 40 minutes

Timestamp Mentions

While the standard time code represents a time span (or duration) in an explicit form (e.g. 3 hours; 10 minutes from now; etc.), each command that supports a time code can also be used with a “timestamp mention” (refer to Message Formatting, “Unix Timestamp” or “Unix Timestamp (Styled)”).

When using timestamp mentions as a time code replacement, GiselleBot will automatically convert the timestamp into the corresponding “time from now” interval to be used as time span.

This may be particularly useful in some use cases when trying to trigger an action at a certain time of a day (e.g. reminders, repeating messages, scheduled commands, etc.).


You can easily create such timestamp mentions in a Discord-ready syntax using HammerTime by DJDavid98.


Using timestamp mentions as time code will only work if the timestamp you are using refers to a future date.