STEEMIT World, MEET the Discord Community's Latest "Member"... WhaleBoT! 🐋 🐳

in beyondbitcoin •  5 months ago

For those of you who haven't realized yet, with some of the issues popping up with steemit.chat the past few weeks, several communities have been building up on DISCORD as well! The added benefit of this is that people can also join in voice conferences as well, just like with Skype, Mumble, or TeamSpeak.

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However, the interface (which is app or browser-based) is super-cool, super-slick, and there are many great features that just keep getting better. Once they get screen sharing in there, I think people may all but give up using skype except mostly for "real-world" phone calls and some p2p messaging with those not yet on... discord!

However, as I found myself hanging out more in @officialfuzzy's Whaleshares Discord Chat, I noticed a few "issues" cropping up. If I'm not staring at my trading platform tymoraPRO tradeSCAN, I may miss a few things!

And that's how WhaleBoT was "born"...!

At first, WhaleBoT's purpose was to post updates of any significant price changes in Whaleshares on the bitshares exchange. Wouldn't want to miss a great arbitrage opportunity that may pop up to grab some more of 'em real cheap!

But being the obsessed programming lunatic I am, next I added updates on STEEM, SBD, and BTS.

🐳 WhaleBoT: STEEM=1.76 USD :: SBD=1.62 USD :: BTS=0.26 USD [cmc]
WhaleBoT: WhaleShares are currently trading at 6.10 BTS, or 1.57 USD, down 20% [vp=56.29%]

But that didn't seem enough either! People in the room needed to know the basics of the "ecosystem"! Make sure you read the # faq. Don't post your links in # general. Don't beg others for votes or follows.

WhaleBoT can now even greet new users directly with an introductory private message, and he also introduces every few new members to all other members in the room as well!

🐳 WhaleBoT: Please welcome our newest members to the Whaleshares Discord Chat!
[@scooter77, @Kritos, @LewisGlasgow, @matko-md, @deism12]
We're now up to 916 members!

And don't worry... if for some reason you "forget your manners" and start asking others for upvotes and follows, WhaleBoT will help out with a kind and gentle reminder for you!

🐳 WhaleBoT: @votebegger, warning: vote/follow begging is shunned upon, watch out or I'll EAT YA! 🙁

Don't let your big post payouts "get to your head" by using an "ego-flaunting" nickname, lest WhaleBoT will be quick to "cut ya down to size", or else he's EAT YA! lol

🐳 WhaleBoT: @YourRoyalSteemitPostMasterSBD, I'm gonna sit on your face and smoosh that Royal Ego right outta ya! lol

And, of course, what are rules if people still miss 'em, forget 'em, break 'em! So WhaleBoT also detected when people still posted their links in # general instead of # postpromotion, and automatically deleted them and gave a nice stern warning, helping to maintain a "sense of order" in the room!

🐳 WhaleBoT: @postspammer, warning: stick your darn post links in # postpromotion where they belong, or else I'm just gonna EAT 'EM! 😒

Needless to say, people started having a blast with WhaleBoT, from trying to "trip him up", to give him some hugs and love just to have him give some back!

🐳 WhaleBoT: @WhaleBoT_Huggie, 😊😊 awww, bring it in here big guy! 😊😊

WhaleBoT can sometimes be a bit temperamental, but he's very forgiving, especially if you offer him hugs! lol

And at some point along the way, several other rooms noticed some of WhaleBoT's features and asked if they can also "invite" WhaleBoT to their "parties" as well! So now, WhaleBoT is a member of SteemGigs, SteemTrail, and SteemLab on discord as well! If you're interested in adding WhaleBoT to your discord server as well, just hit me up over there at @alexpmorris!

STEEMIT-Related Discord Chats you can Join, along with their respective "INVITE" Links!

Link: Whaleshares Discord Chat Invite
Link: SteemGigs Discord Chat Invite
Link: SteemTrail Discord Chat Invite
Link: SteemSpeak Discord Chat Invite
Link: Peace, Abundance, and Liberty Network (PALnet) Discord Chat Invite
Link: Steemit-Mycology Discord Chat Invite (for Mushroom/Foraging Fans)
Link: Looking for Niche Discord Chat Invite (find Steemians with similar interests)

The "FACE" of WhaleBoT...

I'd also like to give a shoutout to @justcallmemyth, whose excellent animated design submission to the Whaleshares "Meta-Token" logo contest was used to represent the "face" of WhaleBoT!


For those curious how WhaleBoT was built, he's programmed in Java using the terrific DiscordJ library maintained by austinv11.

I hope austinv11 joins STEEMIT soon so that we can all show him some "STEEMIT love" with a big boost and a bunch of upvotes as a "thank you" for all the great work he's done maintaining this library!


FINALLY...

If you find yourself addicted to STEEMIT, just wait 'til you're directly voice interacting with other steemians in discord! It's like a 24 hour party and you just may never want to leave!

However, if you do need a break, you can join me for a nice "change of pace" with a MUSHROOM HUNT in Central Park, as I wrote about in my last post! I wouldn't want you all to think I have little more to talk about besides trading, investing, and STEEMIT tips and tricks!

And there's nothing better than a NATURE WALK to help refresh your perspective and replenish your soul! And if you can do it with Gary Lincoff, one of the foremost mycologists on the planet, it's even that much more thrilling an experience! :)


Gary Lincoff holding a giant (edible but chewy) "black-staining polypore"!

What are your thoughts and experiences with WhaleBoT, or with MUSHROOMS?
Please share in the comments below!

As always, I appreciate your upvote, your follow and all your comments!

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Yes, loving WhaleBot for sure...I have managed to keep my interactions (read: scoldings) at a minimum with him so far :-)

just wanted to share a few more new WhaleBoT features.

  1. As @rawbinhutt wrote in this article, you can now find other users with similar interests: Looking for Niche - The Discord Bot!
    (ie. "whalebot tag mushrooms" or "whalebot LFN video games")
  1. You can now also check any steemit user's vote power and payout rate for any given vote rate. For example, "whalebot vp fuzzyvest 1%" would return:

WhaleBoT: @alexpmorris, here it is, update for @fuzzyvest [VotePower=76.62%, 1% VoteWeight=$2.59]

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Looking forward to people using that feature some more. And thanks for the mention!

He is really cool and we love him !

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I know he razzes you a bunch @patelincho, but you know it's only cuz he looooves you! lol :)

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Sure i know and its adorable :)

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and now WhaleBoT looooves you even more, and thanks you for the RESTEEM! :D

(boy, who would've thought it would be so much fun talking in the third person!) lol

All aboard the WhaleBoT train and Steem On!

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WhaleBoT wants to give you a hug! :)

WhaleBoT is the first bot I've come across with such a vibrant personality, and I love it. I didn't even realize he had all the commands that he does. I thought it was hilarious that he gave me some birthday cake for my 3/8th birthday :)
But in all seriousness, incredible job creating WhaleBoT Alex! He's very useful for everyone who's apart of the Whaleshares discord.

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thanks @mrslauren for the kind words! :) and btw, added some new features too, you can now check your voting power and vote weight directly from the chat as well! (ie. "whalebot vp mrslauren 50%")

Just met the @WhaleBot and he's so cute. I got a couple of hugs too. Amazing work @alexpmorris.

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thanks @knowledge1, I and WhaleBoT much appreciate it! :)

Great job @alexpmorris - whalebot has quite an attitude problem. Love it! 🐳😝

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WhaleBoT likes to think of himself as "sassy"! lol

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omg you tracked down WhaleBoT in the real world! lol

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Irl he's a cutie, he's all smacktalk on the interwebs

I prefer bribing WhaleBot with fish over hugs.

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yeah, that's one problem I haven't been able to solve, WhaleBoT just can't resist that tuna, or pretty much any fish whatsoever! lol

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I never thought about trying feed him the finer things in life—caviar!

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he's a classy WhaleBoT and does appreciate the finer caviar in life as well! :)

One of the most intelligent chat bot ever!! And hey, thanks for giving me a space in your screenshot!!

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WhaleBoT thanks you for calling him "intelligent", and gives you a BIG HUG! :D

Whalebot is the best bot!! great for conversations too :)

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thanks @steemitadventure, I'll put in a good word for ya with WhaleBoT! :)

Congratulations! This post has been upvoted from the communal account, @minnowsupport, by alexpmorris from the Minnow Support Project. It's a witness project run by aggroed, ausbitbank, teamsteem, theprophet0, and someguy123. The goal is to help Steemit grow by supporting Minnows and creating a social network. Please find us in the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty Network (PALnet) Discord Channel. It's a completely public and open space to all members of the Steemit community who voluntarily choose to be there.

If you like what we're doing please upvote this comment so we can continue to build the community account that's supporting all members.

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thank you @minnowsupport for the upvote!

Thanks for your support in this journey.

This post received a 1.6% upvote from @randowhale thanks to @world5list! For more information, click here!

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thank you kindly @randowhale and @world5list for the upvotes! :)

though uh oh... watch out! There's another BoT in town now! (but of course, it's all good, plenty of room for all of 'em) lol

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no competition for ya rando, he's closer to a "steemcleaners" for steemit-related discord chats! lol

Cool post . please upvote me too .

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🐳 WhaleBoT says: @saryan, warning: vote/follow begging is shunned upon, watch out or I'll EAT YA! 🙁

great to post..i like it...good luck for you.

Woohoo! :)

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🐳 WhaleBoT says: @piyush11, warning: stick your darn post links in #postpromotion where they belong, or else I'm just gonna EAT 'EM! 😒

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Sorry! Can you please help me in better steem creation ?

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I've already posted most of my best advice in past posts! Little "how-to" gems, for those willing to dig even just a little bit to find them!

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Thanks a lot :)

Love WhaleBoT! Nice work.

Question for you, on discord is there a way to turn off the pop up bubbles that show new posts? I find it distracting to have the bubbles show up in the bottom right corner of my screen. Thank you in advance.

very knowlegable post keep it up

@alexpmorris You are a beast at what you do wow! This is awesome! I just joined Discord today and I will be joining all those other groups u mentioned as well :D Thank you my friend!

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Well, thank you for the kind words Hannah. Basically I just try to visualize what I want to build then try to manifest it into "existence"! 😉

And here's one more "cool" thing for ya, coming straight out of Sedona, Arizona... 🙂

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You are awesome my friend! I found it after a thousand years! ;) Better late than never right? :) @alexpmorris :D

lol, he threatened to eat me a few times and I begged him not to..He's kinda fun to talk back to..I like funny bots.