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:icontoast-queen:
Toast-Queen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has the account ever (recently) ran out of points or anything?
Also, the whole bot thing is confusing. Does the bot only answer to key words or something?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
No the bot has never run out of points; this account is set up to be self-sustaining.  The key words the bot responds to are listed in the "Profile Page Commands" listed in the Custom Widget on my profile page
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:icontoast-queen:
Toast-Queen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh okay.
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:iconwingpony:
WingPony Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question, how do I contact the owner of this account? I have a question that isn't here regarding reporting fake accounts to you. I noticed a user is posing as me and is attempting to get points from your program. How can I report this so the account cannot earn points from you?
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:icon3dshe:
3DShe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Can you make deviantart put a watch button near the favorite button? That would safe all from dA to go to the main page of the artist.
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Question: Do you actually work for DeviantArt?  I noticed you give away points. You must be a moderator/staff/admin
Answer: I am not a staff member. I am not affiliated with deviantART.  I am a standard user like you but employ a bot to automate my interactions with users.  My operations are in compliance with the dA ToS as described here [details]
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soulleseye Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
I know you are probably really busy but i must know...  

How long is the minimum time required for someone to watch someone in the Feature Me: Watch Section? I donated points and i am in that section, im wondering if there is anything stopping someone from watching me then un-watching me once they get their points! And whether im getting my "Moneys" worth.  
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
The minimum is one week.  If you find users who unwatch you shortly after receiving points, send me a note with the title "help - unwatch" and include the name of the user who has unwatched you
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dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Thank you for your report, corrective action has been taken.  In the future, send a note with the title "help - unwatch" and include links to users you believe have unwatched you
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:icondatabledog:
DatableDog Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ah ok sorry about that, thank you for letting me know!
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:iconflower2563:
flower2563 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist
Can you cheat on Dahub?
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:iconlilith-the-5th:
Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hello! I've encountered an issue with dAhub today: I donated 100points for the watch feature, but for some reason, dAhub gave me the feature for only 75 watchers. Here you can find the screens of my donation and the note I've just received:
sta.sh/27to6b9bfpf?edit=1
What happened?

Apart of this issue, that it's surely just a moment, I've never had issue with dAhub. Thank you very much for creating it and for your hard work keeping it working, I hope to hear from you soon. :)
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Question: i just got a note saying that i receved 150 watches, but i gave 200 points?  im missing 50 then right? and then the 25% also. please fix
Answer: Please note that watchers, favs and llama badges are not given one-per-point.  The transaction rates for each action can be found under the "Transaction Rates" section [here]
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :) I never used the feature for watches and for some reason I completely forgot the transaction rates part. :blush:
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:iconflaretale52:
Flaretale52 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Student General Artist
This may be a mouthfull, but:
What's your NORMAL Languages?
How are you able to handle the bot so well?!
What's your hobby (Besides DeviantART)?
What's Your Favorite color?
What School did you (or do you) go to (College counts as well!)?!
How are you with computers?
AND THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION: What do you perfer? Mac or Windows? (I pefer windows. I'm using 10)
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
>What's your NORMAL Languages?
Java, Matlab, English, LabVIEW, there are many.  I'm working on picking up VHDL right now

>How are you able to handle the bot so well?!
I assert firm dominance.  No if, ands, buts or bugs allowed.  Also many years of programming experience, both professionally and for hobbies

>What's your hobby (Besides DeviantART)?
Programming, electronics.  I haven't really had time for hobbies as-of-late

>What's Your Favorite color?
Blue

>What School did you (or do you) go to (College counts as well!)?!
Sorry, I don't give out personal information

>How are you with computers?
My spirit cannot be tamed and runs wild and free with computers

>What do you perfer? Mac or Windows? (I pefer windows. I'm using 10)
I'm in the process of moving from Windows to Linux.  The fact that Microsoft and now Apple are offering their next generation OS's for free sends MAJOR warning signs.  No company takes that kind of gamble on their primary product line in the hopes it'll somehow benefit the company.  Two companies doing it means there's a strong financial motive and I don't want to be part of whatever sheep-to-the-slaughter is coming
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:iconflaretale52:
Flaretale52 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Can you expand on that last question?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
There is no free lunch.  If someone gave you a free car in exchange for your personal information, would you take it without asking any questions?  To me the obvious question is "what's the catch?"  It looks to me like Microsoft and Apple are moving to the freemium model that has worked so well for mobile devices.  My issue is not just seeing ads on every application I run (it's bad enough on Skype), or having them ask for credit card info every other day for micro-transactions, it's knowing that they have free reign to become more and more aggressive with marketing policies over time.  They suck you in with lots of nice features and then gradually add on more and more money-grabbing drudgery where you have no alternative but to accept it

Idk, I still own a fully functional flip phone.  There are some things I never felt compelled to go with the crowd on.  In some ways, I identify with the "deviant" part of deviantART.  I suppose some of this is just a "get off my LAN" response.  I'm an engineer, but related disciplines like computer science often look for people who have built their own systems.  So this is both a learning exercise and a minor career move/gamble.  I've got the capital, the motivation, the know-how... I lack the time, but otherwise now is a pretty opportune moment to experiment with something new.  I'm not afraid of a new OS, especially compared to the dwindling alternatives

>Can you expand on that last question?
Or I suppose to more directly answer your original question, I prefer Windows over Mac.  I've only seen a Mac a few times in my life and have never used one long enough to figure out how the mouse works.  Everything is Window in my life, every computer at work and all my old personal computers aside from my Raspberry Pi
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Flaretale52 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I've seen mac only a few times, too. I have VERY bad luck with it. I am part of a program that can make a few microsoft applications AD-Free (EX. Outlook.). It's called Bing rewards. With an outlook account, I can search on Bing and get rewarded for it. Search for it and see for yourself. I understand. I just came back from a job shadowing.
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
Job shadowing at Bing?
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:iconflaretale52:
Flaretale52 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student General Artist
That was not what I was talking about. I said that I can entr sweepstakes for Microsoft-related projects. I Job Shadowed at Project Search, a Cincinnati Public School Program for Seniors!
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:iconadmiral-lilwall:
admiral-lilwall Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
I've said blacklist on a number of occassions, received confirmation that the bot will no longer visit, but it still does.
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Question: id like to request that you will not visit my page any more. its fairly annoying to see it on my page
Answer: Please leave a comment on my profile page with the word "blacklist" in it and you will no longer be visited for promotional purposes.  Note that if you have posted journal(s) or updated your signature as part of the Referral Network the bot may continue to occasionally visit your page to donate points.
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M4CY Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
AHAHHA IM CRYING X'D
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:iconthunder-jacob-wolfe:
Thunder-Jacob-Wolfe Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student Photographer
Why did you decide to do this and where do you get all the points?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
I was inspired by what 100millionPOINTS was doing and thought it could be automated.  Points come from donations
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:icon100millionpoints:
100millionPOINTS Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Thanks for the reference hub, you have been doing a great job. We could work together someday. x 
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:iconthunder-jacob-wolfe:
Thunder-Jacob-Wolfe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Student Photographer
Wow! And it just took off?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Yes it did.  I meant this as a proof-of-concept but it got very popular very quickly so I worked to improve stability and ensure the bot would be available for the long term
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Thunder-Jacob-Wolfe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Student Photographer
Well, it's a very nice thing you do. I assume the bot likes it too? :)
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
:roll: Sure
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:iconthunder-jacob-wolfe:
Thunder-Jacob-Wolfe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Student Photographer
Well, keep up the good work!
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
:) Thank you
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:iconezzicupcakii:
EzziCupcakii Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hello dAhub! Thank you for making this account!<3 But I have a question,though I read every word of the FAQs with bots,I wanted to know if you know(:3) how to make a bot,that can control a group.Do you know of any? Or could give me the slightest hint of how to make one? It would mean a lot,I really need a bot to work with my group I can't take care of on my own,but I want to keep.Thank you again! Please reply,if you can help me with this.Stay fabulous!:la:
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Question: How did you set-up the bot? How do you make a bot like dAhub?  How do you get or make a auto bot?
Answer: You can read more about the bot used on this account [here].  The software created for this account is closed source.  If you would like to create your own bot, either create your own using the DeviantArt Developer API (on GitHub) or start with an open source chat bot through #Botdom
FAQ #510: What is a bot, and how can I get one?
Bot Ownership Guide
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:iconladyoftentacles:
LadyOfTentacles Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
I just want to thank you for this site, it's a pretty nice idea!
as already noted by some persons in the comment section you seem really smart :D
Are you good in other programming languages too? Just wondering. 
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
:) Thank you for your support :thanks:

Java's my best language.  Because of my work with this bot, I've picked up MySQL.  I've done ActionScript for things like the Contest Directory and PHP for the Contest Submission Form.  I'm an engineer, so I do a lot of work in Matlab and LabVIEW.  I've done a few projects with Arduino, and that's akin to C.  I have a Raspberry Pi and have coded a little Python to interface with sensors over I2C.  There's a lot of other languages I've touched on that probably aren't worth mentioning: if you do complex work with Excel you'll undoubtedly end up writing a Visual Basic macro (it's far easier to write and read sequential code than multi-line nested equation calls), I've had programming classes where we've worked with things like Assembly, etc

Sooner or later I hope to get an FPGA so I can develop my skills in Verilog/VHDL
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's an idea: get an Arduino to monitor and display dAhub's stats onto a large seven-segment display!
Having a way to control it would be also fun, but I'm not sure if there would be an indication for that here :)
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:iconladyoftentacles:
LadyOfTentacles Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
That's pretty interesting! Thanks for the information! Have a nice day ! (:
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:iconwoolnoon:
WoolNoon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry to comment here but :iconthenickygirl: is spamming dahub user accounts for points and watchbacks.
Thank you dahub in advance! <3 

Block and report by WoolNoon
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
You may block this user if you wish.  I have no control over what other users do
FAQ #96: Can I block people from interacting with me?
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:icondragonpub:
DragonPub Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
TheNickyGirl is spamming dahub members! Look here! 
She has spammed :iconcuddlepug::iconxendureandsurvive::iconhikaru117:, and :iconwoolnoon: and countless others! please blacklist!
Capture by DragonPub  
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