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Journal Entry: Thu Mar 1, 2012, 9:59 PM




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:iconritsuflu:
RitsuFlu Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student General Artist
Can I please be removed from the blacklist.
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:iconxxmosstarxx:
xXMosstarXx Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Could I be removed from the blacklist? I'm very confused by why I got blacklisted for having visit in my comment. It's quite hypocritical to have visit in the example signature and then blacklist me for it. It said to link back the journal and I DID.
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:iconcutesyducky:
cutesyducky Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
woah~ how long did it take to develop the bot? and how complex was the process?
I'm taking up Computer Science right now.
I haven't had the chance to work on something so complicated,
so I'm kinda curious as to what it's like. :)
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner 3 days ago
>how long did it take to develop the bot?
Well, the v1.0 bot took most of one summer and then required continuous development for the remaining year.  The current v2.0 bot I developed in about 2-3 months, but I check on it at least once a day and make the occasional tweaks to improve performance or add new features.  It's been a continuous process and I suspect I've spent well over a thousand hours on the project in one way or another.  The first bot had a lot of issues because I really only meant the program as a proof-of-concept and not a long-term project.  I redesigned it in v2.0 with the idea of sustainability in mind.

>I'm kinda curious as to what it's like
Test cases are good.  Much of this bot is web-based, meaning it relies on the internet for information.  I have several simple methods to run portions of the bot to produce sample output, and if it changes I know something on the net changed and not something within the bot broke.  Also, when working with a large project, it is fundamental to have a solid core.  If your central program is spaghetti code, like v1.0 was for me, it's impossible to maintain and expand.  v1.0 did give me a lot of insight and ideas about what is needed for this project to be successful.  It was also useful for figuring out how to structure and run the bot more effectively.

>how complex was the process?
I developed v1.0 with the goal of automating 100% of everything.  It seems obvious now, but I actually ran the bot in a semi-autonomous mode (I would copy-paste comment replies by hand) at first to see first-hand how it was performing.  That also gave me good insight into how much interest there was in such a project.  I think the hardest part for me is working with a third party I have no contact with.  dA can change anything on the site at any time.  I'm responsible for tracking down any unexpected results, figuring out if it's an issue with my code or a change in the site, and then making the required changes to keep the bot running.  Because I don't have full control over this project, nothing I do with the bot is ever completely stable.  I'm always trying to make my code more robust, but that takes a lot of time that I could be spending on new features.

:ahoy: Good luck with your CS course
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:iconevesoderlund:
EveSoderlund Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, Mr. dAHub! I am also interested in astronomy! And this point giving bot thing is a great idea! :clap:
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Cool and thank you :thanks:
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:iconevesoderlund:
EveSoderlund Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :iconmoesmileplz:
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:iconzikschive:
Zikschive Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I be removed from the blacklist?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
done
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:iconbubbles1003:
Bubbles1003 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student
one question what does "done" mean?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Leave a comment on my profile page (below) with the following and the bot will respond as described
anything else
You will receive points for the watches, favs, and llamas you have given, you do not need to tell me which users you have watched, faved, and llama'd [details]
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:iconbubbles1003:
Bubbles1003 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student
*hi*
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:iconsiddaki:
Siddaki Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello person behind dAhub! I was just wondering, but what satellites have you had the privilege of working on?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
^^; None so far.  I don't have a lot of industry experience yet, so I'm currently working on proposals for future systems.  I have done some work writing ground software that indirectly supports weather forecasting through :)
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:iconsiddaki:
Siddaki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, that's nice! As someone with a bit of a passion for meteorology, I applaud your work.
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
:) Thanks.  The coding is relatively straight-forward, but trying to understand how these climate models work is really intricate.  Can I ask what your knowledge of the field is?  Do you just follow news about storms or are you doing something more in-depth?
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:iconobsidiankaesken:
ObsidianKaesken Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Because DA kept automatically putting one of my links as a thumb, dAhub thought I was typing "visit" and blacklisted me.  I'd like to allow the bot to visit me, it's okay with me.
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
You are not currently listed in the blacklist
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:iconobsidiankaesken:
ObsidianKaesken Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok, thanks.  :)
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:icont1mel0ss:
T1MEL0SS Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello person behind dAhub! It's so awesome that you made a bot thingy! What's the difference behind Java and JavaScript? I want to learn how to do this kind of cool stuff and I found a JavaScript course online, so I was wondering.
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:icont1mel0ss:
T1MEL0SS Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That helped a lot, thank you!

Jeez, it's so cool that I'm talking to dAhub XD
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
:) Welcome
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:icont1mel0ss:
T1MEL0SS Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hug 
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:iconbilliski:
Billiski Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Done
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:iconpaladiu:
Paladiu Featured By Owner Edited Dec 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I've been blacklisted too ;n;
I don't want to be blacklisted so how/what I can do to don't be blacklisted? ;n;
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:iconserinachan:
SerinaChan Featured By Owner Edited Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
why bot skip to reply my keyword? NEWEST
After I'm finished to Watch Fav lahma from lastet list

then I replied again by use DONE it not give me a point!!!!
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:iconlavenderxxxscarlett:
LavenderxXxScarlett Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
i got a question.WHO ARE YUO WATZ YOUR ACCOUNT.
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:iconhack-girl:
Hack-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ive been blacklisted and i dont want to be how do i not be blacklisted?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
The blacklist does not impact your ability to earn points.  I've removed you from the blacklist.
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:iconhack-girl:
Hack-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconsavaliste:
Savaliste Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
visit or blacklist
Any user that mentions a "visit" or requests to be placed on the "blacklist" will no longer have their profile page visited by the bot [details]

I've requested that a while back and you agreed to do so and yet you do not comply, I still see you/bot visit my page at least twice a month. You are not an official Deviantart admin or employer so please again stay off my page unless you've got reason or interest to be there. :peace:
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
I have no record of you ever leaving a comment on my page.  You are not currently listed in the blacklist.  To be added to the list, leave a comment on my profile page with the word "blacklist" in it.
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:iconsavaliste:
Savaliste Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
yes I know how to do it and yes I have done it already.
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
I'm going to have to ask you to do it once more because I have no record of you doing it before.
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:icontenchibaka:
tenchibaka Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
can i be blacklisted? i am sick of getting watchers who are not actually watching me, they add me to their watch then dahub visits me then i never hear from them again. they don't visit look comment favorite or participate in any way shape or form and i am disgusted by the fact that less than half my watchers are actual watchers
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
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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:icontenchibaka:
tenchibaka Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
will this keep people from trying to get points by fake watching my page?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Define "fake watching"
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:icontenchibaka:
tenchibaka Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
they click +watch but have journals, deviations, polls, threads and everything else turned off, essentially there is nothing to suggest they are actually watching me. i take da seriously, i use it to make what money i can and if someone watches me but i have the exact same numbers across the board then i get suspicious, when i have five people watch me but i only get +1 on my numbers i am more that suspicious, especially since when many of these people 'watch' me shortly after i get a visit from dahub and then nothing at all from them ever again
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
I believe you misunderstand how my page works.  Users pay for a feature on my page and receive some number of watchers based on how much they have donated.  You have not donated any points to my page so you have never been featured.  Any watchers you have received are not affiliated with my page in any way.

I'm sure there are many lurkers on the site who find your page interesting and follow you.  However that process has nothing to do with my page.  The bot on this account occasionally visits a handful of pages for promotional purposes, but that is to attract users to my page; that process does not send users to your page.
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:icontenchibaka:
tenchibaka Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
then why is it only after these +watches i get visits from dahub? why are the two things almost always happening at the same time?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Coincidence and observation bias.  If you have not given any points to my account, which my records indicate is the case, then you have never been promoted by my page.  If you are not promoted, then the users visiting my page have no reason to visit your page.  I use a random number generator to pick which pages to visit, so there is no connection between who visits your page before I do.
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Question! Just saw an account named dahub-2015

Fake or official account of yours?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Fake.  Thank you for your report, I will look into this issue
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:iconwillowmasqurade:
WillowMasqurade Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
They still didn't change their profile picture you know... :icondahub-2015:
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
They've abandoned the account.  If they return I will pursue the issue, but for now I don't have the time to bother with it
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:iconwillowmasqurade:
WillowMasqurade Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
okay :) i just wanted to make sure you knew, have a nice day then 
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
You're welcome.
They mentioned my name in their previous journal, that's how I got notified.
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:iconragingfurry:
RagingFurry Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Question: What happens if I comment more than 1 command? (For EX: discover and newest)
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