I’ve implemented the Telegram binding. It works just fine sending messages when actions happen. I decided to try out the “reply” feature where openHab can ‘ask a question’ and I can reply in Telegram. I copied the example in the docs straight up (scroll down to near the bottom of docs, ‘Reply handler for lights’ example)
When my lights turn on, I always get the message in Telegram with the ‘Yes’/‘No’ buttons. Great! But when I tap the reply, sometimes it works, and sometimes it does not. This is what is hit-or-miss, this reply feature.
How can I improve the reliability of the reply buttons? I’ve enabled DEBUG level logs in the openhab console and I can see entries when messages are sent to Telegram but when I tap the reply button, I do not see any new messages in the logs. It’s almost as if openhab never even receives it.
A minute later, I go manually turn off the light. Instantly get a ‘lights off message’ in TG. Turn them back on, get message asking if I want to turn them off, tap yes, lights go off. Yay, TG works!
Some time later, repeat, tap, no response. Very hit-or-miss.