Dustsweeper UPDATE - Send Gifts to Users

in #community6 years ago (edited)

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Ever since we released Dustsweeper we have had requests to make it possible to send gifts to other users. These requests came from experienced users wanting to help out newcomers, or users hosting contests wanting to give away Dustsweeper credits.

If you are new to @dustsweeper please check out these two posts to understand what Dust and Dustsweeper are all about:

Dustsweeper Gifts Are Now Available

The idea behind this is simple. Send an amount to @dustsweeper and tag a user, then the money will be credited to the tagged user instead of the one doing the transfer.

To avoid picking up random transfers there is a specific format to follow. If you make a mistake or if you misspell the STEEM username, the money will be credited to the sender instead.

How To Send

Transfer money with a memo using the following format:
To: @davemccoy

Here a few rules to follow:

  • The memo MUST start with the three characters to:
    • CASE is NOT important. The memo can start with TO:, To: tO: or to:
  • The word To: MUST be followed by a valid STEEM username.
    • The username can be written with or without the @symbol.
    • To: and the username can be separated with space, or not, but NOT with any other characters.
    • The username MUST be followed by a space. After that, any text can follow. The text you add won't be passed on to the user.

Here are some valid examples for sending a gift to @davemccoy. 😀

  • To: @davemccoy Here is a gift for you!!
  • to:davemccoy
  • to:@davemccoy Go and get that dust

User notifications

When you are sending a gift to another user, they will receive the following memo, confirming the transaction:
davemccoy, you have received a Dustsweeper gift from danielsaori. $X.XX of upvote value has been added to @dustsweeper. Current balance is: $X.XX of upvotes.

This is what @davemccoy will receive if I send him a gift from my account.

Send from an exchange

Not sure this is interesting for many people, but if you thought about it, you might have realized that you can now use this method to send money from an exchange. Either to top-up your own account or in case you want to send an anonymous gift to someone. 😀

Bug fixes

@cadawg reported a potential abuse situation if someone would try to send hundreds of $0.002 top-up transactions to dustsweeper, get $0.001 back with the reply transfer and get $0.004 added to the balance.

To avoid this, Dustsweeper will now subtract $0.001 before adding the transferred amount to the balance. This is active for small transfers to Dustsweeper.

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Thank You For Your Support

@dustsweeper, aka. Dusty, will soon celebrate her 1st month in action. It has been a few amazing weeks so far and we are excited to see what the future will bring.

A big thanks to all members and supporters!!

We would like to make a Shout-Out to @jackmiller and his two donations of 5 SBD each. The first 5 SBD we used in a "nominate a Friend" game, where we gave out $10 in Dustsweeper upvotes spread over 20 users. Please find the winners announcement post here: Dustsweeper $10 giveaway contest

The other 5 SBD will be used in an upcoming contest. Please stay tuned for that.

If you read this please help us send some love to @jackmiller. He is also a witness, so if you have a vote to spare, consider voting for him. Thanks!!


Dustsweeper is growing quickly and @davemccoy and I are excited to see the response. Here is a brief overview of the latest statistics:

  • 350 Users are registered.
  • $600 in total outstanding upvote balance for all users.
  • A total of $85 saved from turning into dust.

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ps. If you wonder about the cool @dustsweeper graphics above, they were all designed by @charisma777. Please check out her post: https://steemit.com/dust/@charisma777/a-gift-for-dustsweeper

Please consider voting me as a Witness.

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Very awesome! Hopefully you guys can get enough Steem Power.

That's a great new feature to offer @danielsaori! Something nice we can do for fellow minnows to help them make every penny count!


I'm so glad to see this! I'm sure that it would also lighten your load a little bit. So that's a good thing. I have a quick question if you have any time, how do I check my balance or somebody else's balance so that they don't run out?

At the moment there is no way to check the balance other than doing a new transfer. But you will be notified in a comment when your balance is running low.

You will shortly be able to do this via Discord, where you can query a Dustsweeper bot for your balance and other stats.

I noticed you sent me 2 SBD, can I send it back so you can give out the gifts yourself?

I am a man with only two eyes. I can only see so many ways to use it. It is my gift to you, to use however you see fit. Keep it if you want, you deserve it. Time is so valuable, and you have spent yours helping(and enabling others to help) so many people here. You do truthfully deserve it, and so much more. Thank you my dear friend. As always I send yous all of my love. And offer all my encouragement and support when I can. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Thanks for doing this @danielsaori.

I have a couple of questions - if "The text you add won't be passed on to the user" why would we want to add any text?

What if the person we send a gift to has never heard of dust sweeper? They might not have a clue what to do. Could you add something to the notification to explain what it's for or at least suggest they go somewhere to find out?

Also, is it possible to find out if someone is already a member so we can gift to people who haven't yet signed up?

Thanks1 😊

That's true, there is no point in adding any additional text. But many people are doing it and I wanted to highlight that this is not passed along in the memo to the receiving user.

I'm happy you mention a potential lack of info in dustsweeper's gift transfer memo. I was about to include the URL to the FAQ post, but I also didn't want to make it too long. If people go to dustsweeper's blog I hope they quickly will get an idea what it is all about. But instead of the URL, maybe a "visit Dustweeper's blog for more info" would be better. Please let me know what you think.

Thanks for the extra information @danielsaori.

I think I would leave the bit about current value out as it's likely to be the same as the previous sentence and if they don't know what dustweeper is it won't mean anythign anyway.

Maybe say something like "for more information ask 'gift givers name' or visit @dustsweeper's blog".

I like that, it’s a very good suggestion. Will try to change that asap.

Awesome job here @danielsaori! I know you spent a lot of time to get this feature to work and people are going to love it! (communities are going to find it very helpful as a giveaway too) ;)

Thanks to @jackmiller for his contribution in the previous contest. Hi @danielsaori, does it mean that I can use the giveaway as a contest gift (if I run a contest or someone else's contest)?

Hi Dipoabasch! Yes, you can use it in any way you like. Just perform the transfer as described above to send a gift to another STEEM user.

Thank you... This Dusty worth than just sending a 0.50 SBD to a newbie.

Thank you's @danielsaori, @davemccoy and @charisma777
I gifted @scottshots tonight with a nice new broom for
spring cleaning with a @dustsweeper's present :-)
He does a lot for the photography community!

Yes!!!! Thanks @Danielsaori and @davemccoy for working so hard to get Dusty the tools needed to clean that dust!!!

Thank you Charisma! We do our best to keep Dusty happy, so he/she doesn't get bored of cleaning all that dust. :)

Why am i not getting upvotes from @dustsweeper even after sending 3sbd
Over a week now my dustvotes did not get upvoted by dustsweeper
Please why?

I've just sent some SDB to test the service for the first time.

Super! Let me know if you have any questions

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