The Bot, the Charming Python and the Nasty Nuclear Engineer

in #steemit5 years ago (edited)


As a steem early adopter and sometimes top19 witness, I feel I should be doing what I can to help grow the platform and support new users.

In the early days I sponsored a steemit adoption initiative and inspired the legendary @xeroc in helping fund development of the rss feed capability in Streemian which is in beta right now.

I’ve also been doing my bit for curation by using my stake to highlight new users and interesting content, but as many others have found, it can be quite a time intensive activity and so I’ve been trying to find a good curation bot that I can use to help with my voting, but it seems that most curation bots in use are closed-source.

Today - I’d like to highlight the work of another great, but yet undiscovered developer in the steemit ecosystem - @kefkius and his work developing the open source curation bot - steemvote.

Steemvote 0.3 Released by @kefkius

Steemvote, now in it's 3rd iteration - now has a GUI option, author priority and a powerful new feature called delegated voting.

Delegated voting does what is says! Allows you to follow-vote a curator who you trust

Delegates can be used to support some of the great community curation project in play such as Project Curie and RobinHoodWhale putting your stake to good work 24x7.

With a little bit of effort, this feature can also be used to negate spam or abusive down voting.

Taking on the nuclear engineer with steemvote

I recently became aware of an issue where an abusive user @r4fken was flagging new users posts for no other reason than to annoy them and thus hurt the whole steemit platform. You can see what sort of effect this was having (and still is having) from this example new user post @punjammies/getting-flagged-for-a-poem-and-introducing-myself that r4fken down-voted.

Like many others I let @ned know about the issue - but decided to do my bit as well by customising steemvote to upvote any new post which @r4fken had down-voted. Thus ensuring that not only has @r4fken’s down-vote been negated but the poster would get a little reward.

Python Rocks!

If you are at all interested in understating how the steem blockchain works, how to interact it with using @xeroc’s Piston API, then have a go at setting up steemvote with a local steem node - you’ll learn a lot.

@kefkius is on steemit chat, very approachable and more than happy to help.

I'd like to thank @kefkius for developing his open source bot and inspiring me to learn a bit about python, discover Pycharm (free multi-platfrom python IDE) and of course delve into the guts of @xeroc’s awesome piston API.

I’ll be sending any rewards for this post to @kefkius to support his continued development of steemvote - but I’d encourage you to up vote his v0.3 announcement directly if you’d like to support his work.


Thanks, that's really cool of you! Three cheers for @au1nethyb1

I am excited about Steemvote 0.3 and will be checking it out today. Thanks for all the contributions to the community @au1nethyb1.

Have been followed and upvoted @au1nethyb1 , let's make each other stronger!

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Nice post! I voted for you.
Please follow me, I will follow you back! :)

Reverse crab theroy at its fineist, great effort!. I have been playing around with piston and will definetly look into exploring this space more and @kefkius steemvote and what makes it tip. Not sure how i had missed this but thanks for the tip :)

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And thanks to all those who voted in support of this project!

nice! Welcome to me blog @alex2016

Thanks I think what your doing here is really great.

Thank you for your good post. I understand little English and only understand what Google translates for me, but I liked this post.

Delegated voting - very interesting idea!

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Very nice of you! Will be exploring this tool :-)

Thats helpfull, easpecially for non technical people like me. I wish someone would have more things explained like that about python, bots and so on

Are you updating your witness to newest version of Steemd soon? It shows as currently running 0.19.0 rather than 0.19.1.

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Please check out my post about the terrible eruption volcanic eruption in Hawaii. I think the pictures are good. I tried to minimize the words and convey what’s happening with pictures.
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I just read this two year old article and I must say it still has relevance today, as people with large steem power sometimes threaten new users with retribution for new user mistakes which the older more powerful steemers see as abuse. I recently enjoyed the pictures and markdown stlye of such a individual and asked him to look at my post pictures and give me suggestions. He responded by threatening to flag my post as abuse and report me to steem cleaners as a spammer. This response stunned me beyond belief. I am new. I admired this person's post for it's creativity and stlye and I hoped to learn from him, but instead of mentoring this person tried to crush me with a rock. I apologized to this person and made a mental note to be careful who I ask for help in the future. As you can imagine a new user doesn't want to start off by being flagged as a spammer for reaching out for help. I certainly don't want a robotic bot unleashed on me. I will vote for you for witness as a result of this post and your efforts to make Steemit a friendlier place for newbies and I will try to find more understanding mentors in this space.
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