ReSTEEM-BOT : Introduction

in #resteembot5 years ago (edited)

Hi Steemians.

This is a beta version of a new SteemIt Bot - the Re-Steem Bot.
Minnows nowadays have a very serious problem - their content is almost immediately borrowed down below dozens of other posts. It only stays on the first page of the newly created stories for around 1 minute.

1 minute!


That is obviously not enough for good content to be noticed. Sometimes it's not even enough to read just the titles of all the stories - let alone the content. (And that is if we generously assume that users are reading from the "new" posts feed, and not the "hot" or "trending" posts)

So far the solutions were three:

[ Method ][ Drawback ]
Create a big followingnot an easy task if nobody knows you
Use UpVoting botsrequires some amounts of SBD
Invest in Steem Powerrequires bigger amounts of money


This bot is intended as help for users who are starting just now, by giving them another chance to be on top of the new stories for a few more minutes.
The bot will automatically resteem the requested posts, and upvote them.

There are a few requirements to get your post resteemed.

  • You must be a minnow.
    • Your reputation must be 55 or lower
  • You must not be a spammer.
    • Your reputation must be 15 or more
  • You must be following the bot for at least 3 hours.
    • The bot refreshes it's list of followers only once per 3 hours
  • You must request the resteeming with a small transaction to @resteembot and the post URL as Memo (like with other bots)
    • The minimal payment is [ Reputation / 1'000 ]
      Any currency is accepted.
      (Example: User with reputation [42] must pay at least 0.042 SBD or STEEM)
      Payments that are smaller than the minimum will not result in resteeming, but will still bring you an upvote.

But even that payment might be too much for complete newbies!

It is too much for them.
That is why the minimal payment for users with less than 28 reputation is 0.001 SBD or 0.001 STEEM !!!

Do you have any questions?
Keep reading:


  • Q: Why is are transactions needed?
    A1: So that I can use the money to maintain the bot. I will hire a reliable host (instead of running on my PC) and I will add features.
    A2: So that the bot wouldn't be used to spam articles non-stop.

  • Q: Why do I need to follow the bot for 3 hours, before using it?
    A: The bot relies on it's network. Without followers, it's resteeming is worthless. By following for at least 3 hours, you become part of the Re-Steem Bot community. By following, you add value to that micro-community.

  • Q: Why are the payments different for different users?
    A: So that smaller minnows can receive more help than accounts that are better developed.

  • Q: Is it true that newbies can use the bot for only 0.001 ?
    A: Yes. As long as their Reputation is bellow 28, they can use the cheap option, in order to get started more quickly.

  • Q: Why is there a reputation limit for using the bot?
    A: Two reasons:
    1 - to give a bit of an advantage for minnows.
    2 - whales and dolphins don't really need this bot anyway.

  • Q: What happens if I make a mistake in the transaction memo ?
    A: If your transaction's memo does not contain an URL to a valid post, the transaction will be considered a donation.

  • Q: What happens if I send less money ?
    A: If you send less money than the minimum (reputation / 1000), your post will not be resteemed.
    It will still receive an upvote though...

  • Q: What happens if I send more money ?
    A: Your post gets resteemed and upvoted as usual.
    The excess is considered a donation.

  • Q: What happens if my reputation goes up right after I send the transaction ?
    A: To avoid problems it is advisable to always send 0.001 more than your reputation.

  • Q: When does it start ?
    A: It is already running, but it is in beta test now...
    Some bugs are expected.
    Feel free to experiment with it, once you've been following for more than 3 hours.


Hello there! Resteeming service sounds like an interesting idea. Following you!

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Hy @zifrizal .......
Follow me please...

Can I get a follow while you're at it good sir

Interesting project. :)

@galactic123 how much did you pay to the bot?

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can I get some juice too? thanks

I resteemed this post...

Great Post! For everyone... I send 0.001 to @resteembot please resteemit my post.

The price of 0.001 is only for newbies.
Please read the instructions above.

I myself believe that steemit is our home and with great creativity and ideas
we can upgrade it to the new level and make it better and better .thank you for sharing
This was a very helpful article. Thanks. you have my up vote @mannyfig1956

Can you please stop your spam marketing bot network? People think this has something to to with us.

Your spam bots:

We distance us from spam like this. Team

Don't worry.
If anybody confused you with me, that would only bring you benefits.
After all - isn't that why you chose the same name as me?

This post was very informative thank you for sharing
you have my upvote @mannyfig1956

3 hour is complete to follow you but yet nothing progress

Did you make a transaction?

hola como es el memo es la url de mi post

Great report, @resteembot Follow and resteemed

@greetbot=@resteembot, so how can he "pay" someting if he just send money to himself? All he want is make more money, like he always did, with a lot of spam. We will stop this new spam attack again and let him not destroy our good name in steemit.

This is a great idea for minnows, just a note though, my rep is 55 and i struggle to get views sometimes, i got a high rep by being resteemed by curie but now I am still left trying to get views on my posts, rep unfortunately doesn't help much!

There is no longer a top border for reputation. You can use the bot.

Funny that you say that I just rolled over to 56 so that's great news, lol, thanks!

Just tried it so will see how log it takes to get upvoted.
then if it does within 5 minutes will see how long it takes to get resteemed with a larger payment of sbd sent out to you resteembot!
Thanks and cheers to you for this service!

I saw your transaction and decided to check out the program.
Thanks to you I found a bug in the URL parsing.
Now that it's fixed, all new requests will receive automatic resteems.

As for the timing:
The bot can resteem 1 post per second.
It can upvote 1 post per 10 seconds.
It can comment on 1 post per 30 seconds.

If there are too many requests the comments will be late, but the resteems and upvotes will be on time.
(It is another problem that I have low SP and I can't always upvote...)

Now that I think about it, you're actually the first kind of smart contract or better decentralized application I see in action! It took me a while to realize this but now that I see it it's so cool!

Decentralized? How?

Well, I understand that a bot runs on a user's computer which reads and adds to the Steem blockchain which is then signed by witnesses. Is that not decentralized? Maybe it should run directly as an application on the witness' computer in order to be called decentralized?

Maybe I'll find out from your post :)

I'd take the view that if it's a single application running on a single computer, it's not decentralized. :)

Hehe right, let me think about it by writing it out. In theory it could be decentralized if I consider the following use case:

  1. I have a contract
  2. my counter-party signs it
  3. our random witness signs it and runs it when it is due.
  4. the result is eventually stored in the blockchain

So the contract (application) runs on a single computer at a time but it will run on several random computers over it's lifetime, maybe by choosing time of flight for reducing latency + some randomness?

But the last part is certainly decentralized according to your definition because the checking algorithm is running on each computer since the information is copied everywhere. And maybe it should be all the time when I think about it. Each step above could be written to the blockchain but step 1. is unnecessary.
I like to think about this stuff, that makes me what? A mathematician, programmer?

I don't know if any of that makes this decentralized, to be honest. Just because data associated with the app gets stored in the blockchain doesn't mean the app is decentralized. This reply I'm writing now is going in the blockchain, but does that mean I am decentralized?

To be decentralized, it seems like a minimum requirement should be something like this: you should have no single point of failure. Even if a witness is running the code, if that witness shuts it down the whole app would be dead in the water.

So what if all the witnesses are running the code and they take turns executing the contract? That would make it more decentralized, but consider this: what if the owner of the re-steem bot account suddenly changes his private key? Then every time the witnesses running the code try to re-steem a post, the transaction would be rejected, and we would have found another single point of failure.

So to actually build this as a decentralized app, you would also need to make sure that the permissions of the re-steem bot account were also decentralized. At that point, nobody would actually own the bot, so who would you send the payments to?

I get into this stuff - I think decentralization theory is really interesting, just like you. If you like thinking about this, I'd say it makes you curious. :)

hi @Resteembot I hope you enjoy your time here, its a great community :) Nice post, i will follow your account, please follow me !

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I'm very pleased you've got this bot going.. If my rep was under 50 I'd be all over it. I'm only a minnow too. (thanks for letting me know) .. I'm following re-steembot and will look in from time to time to see how it grows

It's a really good initiative and I hope it catches on.

The thinking behind the re-steem function is very solid logic and you are right, the re-steem is the only thing which can potentially keep a post floating..

I wish you all the best and I'm really glad I chose you to give the 5 SBD to, what a great random event !

If you make a 100 steem from the bot, you can always give me the 5 SBD back ! :) or even better, when you hit 50 SBD from the bot, you could do your own giveaway of 5 SBD.. who knows what you might start

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For starters I will direct incoming money to important stuff like a proper host for the bot.
Currently it's on my pc. If my internet or electricity stops, so does the bot.

that's a great start ! I'm very pleased you've got it going anyway .. cool logo

I Agree thanks for this!

Fantastic. Thanks for the efforts. Following you now and hope to use your services soon.

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This can be much more valuable than an upvote. I love this idea :) you earned a follower

Happy to support...still minnow material, so let me know what else I can do to help. Followed and RS

The best way to support the bot is to spread the word.
This bot depends on the community.
Without followers it is worthless.

This is a great idea and just what I was looking for! I especially like the price! if (reputation < 55 && reputation > 15); then price = reputation / 1000 that seems quite fair.

But there is one catch 22 I see right away, resteems are only visible to people (hopefully whales) who are following @resteembot! There's one way to find out, which whales are following @resteembot?! Let's find out and write a post about it.

The bot was just launched yesterday, so I wouldn't expect any whales just yet.
Over time it will grow and become more useful.

The best way to help this project is to spread the words.
It would be great if you really write a post about it.
Thank you.

Sure, we had a lot of upvote bots but I haven't seen resteem bots. I guess I will have to try it and then I'll write down my experience with it and a howto. Or do you have something else in mind?

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How do I know if my post has been resteemed?

Good question. I don't think there is an easy way.

Check my blog. Your story will be there if it is resteemed.

//I can also write automatic comments after resteeming, but they require more bandwidth and I don't have the Steem Power for that yet.

I figured it out.
Copy and paste your blog link in the browser

See where the IT in steemit is. Change IT to db and hit enter.
It takes you to a page that has a header reblogs. Hit that and you can see who resteemed it.
You did resteem mine and Thankyou. Try this and probably post this info in your introduction post so people know there is a way to verify.

Nice. Thank you.

It says, "The bot refreshes it's list of followers only once per 3 hours", but we need to follow the bot for at least 3 hours. So, won't all the followers be deleted every 3 hours? Or is that not what you mean by "refreshed"?

New followers are detected once per 3h.

very nice! followed

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I think I'll try it and if it goes well the thing will send it to all my followers, thanks and luck

thanks for providing this bot. following you now and will try you soon.

Thanks us little guys need all the help we can get!!

Hello @resteembot. Welcome to Steemit. I am David. I wish you have a happy journey here.

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Sweet gift indeed.
Thank you @galactic123

could be use full for a lot of new people , voted , followed and resteemed

interesting! i upvoted your idea :D

Thanks, for the opportunity!

I resteemed this . Hopefully it can get around .

Thats very good idea

Awesome idea!

I want to join your community @resteembot

Well done post . You deserve for getting Upvote from me. I appreciate on it and like it so much . Waiting for your latest post. Keep your good work and steeming on. Let's walk to my blog. I have a latest post. Your upvote is high motivation for me. Almost all Steemians do their best on this site. Keep steeming and earning.

Posting bagus Untuk semua orang ... saya kirim 0.303 ke @resteembot tolong resteemit posting saya.

Great concept. Definitely willing to give it a try. Following.

Welcome to the community BOT.

This will be useful for all of us

This information is very useful for me, because I am a beginner in steemit, thanks @resteembot for sharing ...

Hah... 52 reputation and still a beginner? I will look at your posts.

You have some nice posts, but you don't seem to make any decent money.
Make your posts a bit more click-bait-y.

Thank you very much @resteembot for a commitment to follow you and approve the project

Happy to support

resttem and upvote

This looks ingenious!! I'm greatly looking forward to using it!!

i vote u please vote me

Thanks for Inviting Me ...

I transferred 0.049 SBD yesterday but my post has not been resteemed yet!

Your transaction was too early.
It is written in the rules above that one can only use the bot after waiting 3 hours while following it.
This is intended to prevent misuse of the bot. (Otherwise people could just follow, request resteem and unfollow immediately after that. This will not help the resteembot community.)

You can check common errors in the bot's transaction page, or in the SteemD version of the site (the old site)

Here's your error:

Got it, thanks!
Let me send the SBD's again!

Thanks for supporting and upvoting us the minnows. This a noble idea than self voting.


Yah, agree

I love how once you get noticed, few seem to forget starting out. You always remember us minnows! I love the idea! If I can't get recognition on my own, I will certainly ask for your help, Mr.Robot

Vůbec netuším co po mě chce :-)) následujte mě

I have send 0.031 sbd according to my reputation 31 resteembot just upvoted my post not resteem it...😭😭😭😭

If you got an upvote, then you were lucky. The bot only gives ~10 upvotes per day. Each of them is worth 0.08 or 0.09
You didn't lose money - you gained some.

It is possible that you requested the resteem of an old post.
Even when resteemed, posts are still ordered by creation date.
The older your post is, the further down it will be in resteembot's blog.
The best time to resteem a post is 30 minutes after publishing it.

I am on vacation now.
I'm in a hotel on the beach, with crappy WiFi that only works up to 3 meters from the elevators.
Sorry, but I won't be able to look into your case in more detail.

It's ok....☺☺☺

@satyamsoni. You better use the real We work perfekt. The best resteem time is not 30 minutes after publishing.

Sounds great. Follow done!

I am in, following, resteeming, sending steem-

i will try to send u

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