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Journal Entry: Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:42 PM




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:iconwesley18797:
wesley18797 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
I'm very looking to that 2.2 function 3! Would make it lot easyer for people!!! You have good thougs for everybody in any case don't ya!
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:icontheghin:
TheGhin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
done
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:iconmusic---junky:
Music---Junky Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I truly can't wait for comments for points... Will be awesome. :D
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:iconhalf-a-soul-ginger:
Half-A-Soul-Ginger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I switched accounts, so can i transfer the partial points over??
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:iconiamnintendofan15:
iamnintendofan15 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I wonder what version 3 looks like
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:iconellabunny123:
ellabunny123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
done
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:icondogcat87:
dogcat87 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh cmon I watched faves and I gave you a llamma badge do a different reply so please may I have 40,000 points
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:iconxx6catchingclouds4xx:
xX6CatchingClouds4Xx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist
done
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:iconromanticcosmos:
RomanticCosmos Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Can I ask for points ? Points Points 
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:icondoritossssssssssssss:
Doritossssssssssssss Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one question is their a limit of faves fr each person


nice job becoming pretty popular =) =)
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Question: Can I fav people her art again?
Answer: You may only fav the artwork of someone in the "fav" section two times.  Once you have added two favs from that user to your favorites, you will never be able to obtain points from that user again for favs.  If that user's feature ends and then they choose to renew, the favs you gave that user are retained.  In exactly the same way watching and llama'ing users can be done only once in exchange for points from each donor.
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:icondandiecan:
dandiecan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
WOAH, dude! You're pretty popular. So many points and your page is the only attraction to all deviants (including myself). But anyway, keep up reaching that goal! Italy (Thumbs Up) [V2] 
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
:) Thank you for your support
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:icondandiecan:
dandiecan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Any time, dude!  ;)
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:iconlumillum:
Lumillum Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
What about the ability for DAhub to donate points to users anonymously? Or would you prefer it to always be seen for advertising reasons?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Advertising is one reason and for another I want to keep the bot code as simple as possible because dA is so fond of making changes without warning.  The less code I have to maintain, the faster I can respond to dA's new undocumented features.
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:iconvectrexoscope:
Vectrexoscope Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The bot said I gained 7.6 points, but I didn't received any points. Is this a bug or something.
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:icondesdemonic:
desdemonic Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if this was posted exactly a year ago, I'll answer anyway.  I think you need to have a Donation Widget. But since this was a year ago, it probably expired with the three-month thing...
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Sacrinoxia Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I need to ask a question. Well more of a request. I notice that when users such as myself are added to the Favourites list, our icons lead to our galleries in a certain setting. When someone clicks on my icon to be taken to my gallery, they see my most favourited work all the time. This is old work of mine, I would rather them see my recent art. Is there anyway you will be able to change it so that the gallery settings are different? I'm tired of people always seeing my older work and not my improved recent work. :)
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Question:  When I'm featured in the "Favs" section and someone clicks on my icon to be taken to my gallery, they see my most favourited work all the time. This is old work of mine, I would rather them see my recent art. Is there anyway you will be able to change it so that the gallery settings are different?
Answer: To feature a specific gallery or deviation, follow the instructions in the "Feature a Specific Deviation or Gallery" section here: [details]
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:iconsacrinoxia:
Sacrinoxia Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nevermind, I've just found the 'specify deviation or folder' link. Silly me ^_^
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:iconxdiamondthewolfx:
XDiamondTheWolfX Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Why you always said I can't have points?Waaaah! 

Pleasesssssss!I need points!!!!!!Catch them points Catch them points Catch them points 
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:iconiamnintendofan15:
iamnintendofan15 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
add the donations widget
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:iconblubirdss:
Blubirdss Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I again say the same thing as i noted.


I mean already one of the user been deleted account or banned by DA and some watch for a while and then unwatch to get more points .They are not artists they simply made accounts only for points :( (Sad) My points are getting wasted ,don't you see ? :( (Sad)
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:iconheatphones:
Heatphones Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same happened to me. The only thing you can do is to remember the Names of the Peeps who do that, check if they did so and block them. This way they can not watch you the next time, when you have a Feature.

I hope, I was able to help. >w<
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:iconpncke:
pncke Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
so i sent this and i have not been featured yet, curious...
feature me watch fav llama
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:iconpncke:
pncke Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
i didn't donate..
i gave you points...

can we fix this?
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:iconpncke:
pncke Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
i'm donating more points, but can you transfer the 341 i gave you?
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:iconsilverchaim:
SilverChaim Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Allow users to specify a folder or specific deviation in the "feature me fav" section rather than just "Popular""

I'm waiting for this update! Dahub will be more awesome then :love:
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:icontakonami:
takonami Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So, once the earnings are paid out for the referral network, will the earnings include all these past months we havent been receiving points?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Yes, but don't expect the payout to be commiserate with past earnings.  Donations were virtually zero for a month, and the month after that has been about half as active compared with historical activity.
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:icontakonami:
takonami Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ok
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:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I would have read this before I donated to get my group up there.:noes:

When the feature is up and running, will my group then be featured?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
yes
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:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you.:huggle: The other updates look very interesting! It will be a great bot.:giggle:
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
:) Thank you
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:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.:huggle:
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:iconebonsong:
Ebonsong Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I'm not sure I want the bot to tell me who I haven't faved or watched yet. Some folks...I just don't want to fav/watch. However, I'd give a llama to everyone that was available. Just 'cause it's fun & doesn't spam my message center.^^
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
It will only tell you who you haven't watch/fav/llama'd once.  If you choose not to interact with those specific users, it won't list those users again (it'll list other users you haven't interacted with or it will display "no results").

I plan to have it display something like 4 users per section (so "newest" displays 4 for watch, 4 for fav, 4 for llama), but you can ask for specific sections (so "newest llama" will display 8 users you have not given llamas to).
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:iconebonsong:
Ebonsong Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
That sounds good. I've done some scripting before (in games), yet I couldn't imagine the amount of memory/scripts you'd have to set up for everyone to have their own preferences for who should be mentioned based on watch/fav/llama. Really, I'll take what I can get here for fun bot interaction. Which is plenty!

And also, I really love what you do with this page. I used to be 'eh' about points & set-ups like this, but now I see the potential; how it can give back to the community & stir in some creative randomness. So thank you, very much, for all of this. :hug:
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
:roll: Ha, someday I'll regale the full history of this account, but here's a snippet.  The bulk of the memory requirements comes from the watch/fav/llama lists: remembering every single action every user has ever done (to prevent paying anyone twice), while pretty much everything else is secondary to that.  In the old bot (v1.0) I did that all with text files, and I literally ran that system into the ground multiple times (and having to restore/patch the database each time).  I meant this bot as a proof-of-concept when I started and didn't plan for the long term.  When I started on v2.0, I went immediately for MySQL, I can't imagine using anything else at this point.  It's quite flexible when it comes to queries (but more rigid for data entry than my old system) and scales surprisingly well.

For "newest" (aka "more") recommendations, I'll add another table for tracking which users I've recommended to whom.  The algorithm is then virtually identical to the existing script, except that instead of checking against the featured list to find who you've given activity to, the program checks against the featured list to find who you haven't given activity to and also against this additional table.  I may wipe the additional table from time to time depending on how many users use it, but I doubt it will come to that.

:) Thank you, I appreciate that.  I personally relish the in-depth discussion this account generates.  This account is a lot of different things to a lot of people.
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:iconebonsong:
Ebonsong Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Yikes, that is an insane amount of things the bot has to do. I never thought about the long-term effect & esp with making sure people aren't getting over/under-paid. I guess that's why I've seen so many points pages fail; they don't have bots to keep their sanity.

I like your plan for the newest/more recommendations. Hoping it turns out wonderfully!^^
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Yeah, one of my motivations for creating the bot was all the partially failed point accounts that sprung up like clock work.  It seems silly to have a human undertake a task that a program could do faster and for much longer.

:) Thank you very much for your support
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Mihawk-Fan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! This is going to be so amazing! Good luck with it then.
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:icontakonami:
takonami Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love how fast you're working! This is going to be amazing!
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
:) Thanks, I've only been seriously working on it the last couple days though.  Most days I'm focused on finding a job.

I'm really determined to get v2.0.1 running soon though, the lack of those features is starting to cause some serious problems.  However, the features are all interconnected, so most will need to go live and get debugged together.  The fact I'm also grandfathering in old data makes it considerably harder too since I need to convert/adapt/debug that data in addition to the standard bot code.

If you're asking about the Referral Network, I have most of the accumulation code done but it hasn't been tested, so users already in the network will earn points as donations come in (including past donations since v2.0.0 was released).  I need to complete the insertion code (new comments add users to the network) before I can roll out the full network though since it needs to give out points to new users in addition to users already in the network.
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IokoThePanda Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this will be so awesome :'3
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
:) Thank you for your support
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:iconiokothepanda:
IokoThePanda Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are welcome :3
I love what you do :3
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