Fast-Reply (v0.1) : Never miss to answer a comment again (& do it faster than ever) !

in #utopian-io5 years ago (edited)


Fast-Reply is a tool specially designed for Community Leaders, Influencers, and all the others Steemians with an every day huge amount of comments to reply.
In this post you will discover the Fast-Reply tool, I will explain why we did it, what is the current state of development and how you can use it !

What is Fast-Reply ?

Many Steemians are dealing with a pretty big community.

A big community implies a lot of comment to answers.

Steem is growing, and Influencers's community too. Everydays many Steemian get hundreads of messages… They would love to answers them all.

But the Steem blockchain has limitation. We have to wait 20 seconds between each comments. Doesn't a quality comment takes at least 20 seconds ? Yes, sure. But sometimes a simple emoji is great too, don't you agree ?

And we have to wait at least 3 seconds between each upvote. It seems not a big amount of time. But becomes troublesome is when you have +100 (or more) to give everyday.

Plus, it is very easy to miss a comment on a old post because people don't always tag you. Even when they tag you, it is not sure you will see it.

With Fast-Reply you will never ever miss any comment because it will appear in your Comment inbox. You will have a specific interface to reply to your followers without being distracted from something else. Fast-Reply help you to be focus on answering comments since the inferace allow you to only comment, vote or both in one single click.

You will gain a lot of time.

Initially this tool was imagined and designed specifically for me, @roxane (if you were wondering why the only flag in the emojis is the Belgian one ;-) ). It comes from a real struggle I had for months.

The verdict of using this prototype ? I cannot reply to my followers with another tool anymore!
It really changed my Steem Life !

How does it works and what are the features ?

This web tool started as a proof of concept. The goal was to find a way to optimize user time by:

  • Finding unanswered comments
  • Provide the ability to vote and comment back in one click
  • Not having to wait the blockchain delay between actions (3sec/vote & 20sec/comment)

Not having to wait to continue voting and commenting is definitely one of the biggest feature for this tool. The feature is implemented by storing the actions in your browser instead of sending them directly to the blockchain. A background process is then responsible to execute those actions while respecting the delay enforced by the blockchain.

This means that the browser should NOT be closed until the counters in the top-right corner indicate zero. As you probably guessed it by now, those counters show the number of pending actions by type (vote/comment) in the queue.

It is now growing past those features. Stay tuned for updates !

Live Demo

A live demo is available: HERE

At the moment, the features included are :

  • You can log into Fast-Reply using SteemConnect, using the posting role.

  • A clear interface that you can use when you need to focus when answering comments. It just look and works like a mail Inbox

  • You will receive all the comment made directly on a post you have written or a comment you have made.

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  • Numbers of comment waiting for answers. (1)
  • Your percentage of Voting Power (2)
  • Queue comments (3) and votes (4) pending for delayed posting
  • A button to reload all the new comments received (5) (please only use after 10 min idle atm)

  • Filtering of comments by post

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  • Voting Power Slider : you can upvote a comment from 0.5% to 100%. The selected VP stays the same between comments (and also between sessions!).
  • You can already reply / vote & reply / vote / ignore a comment in one click
  • Follow, unfollow or ignore a user
  • Emojis (basic support for now)
  • The user name already written in the comment so you don't have to write it to tag the person
  • Severals links to redirect to:
    • The Steemit user profile
    • The comment in the post can be accessed using the paperclip icon

Fast-Reply, what are the future stage of developpment ?

There are some features that we would like to implement :

  • Fixing some bugs
  • Improve the user interface (design)
  • Total rework of the code using Vue.js 2 component architecture
  • Get all the comments / posts where you are tagged in (mentions)
  • Comment with Gifs
  • Comment with more emojis
  • Add images (Drag & Drop)
  • Voice comment (just kidding, we can't do that even if we would love too)
  • Customizable answers templates (example : links to discord / links to useful ressources / welcoming comment, whatever you use most!)
  • Persistance of pending comments & votes.
  • Possibility of downvote (to fight the spam)
  • Show vote value in SBD
  • Markdown preview for comments
  • Responsive design (mobile/tablet/desktop)
  • Ability to Pause/Resume the background process
  • More details on the queue status
  • Persist the queue of action to perform between sessions

And we will probably get more ideas on the way ! Be ready for updates !

Fast-Reply, the repository

And open source tool

You can find our code on Github :

… & a project of Comprendre-Steem

Comprendre-Steem is the first educational plateform with the aim to explain Steem and help with the onboarding process of new french users.

For that purpose, a website has been created to gather all the important pieces of information in french. All kind of useful information are available on that website from markdown tutorial to translated Steem White and Blue Papers, but also video tutorial on Steem and its tools.

Behind Comprendre-Steem there are @roxane and @oroger.

@roxane has been daily teaching Steem and its ecosystem for almost one year. She has the ideas, she does the beta testing, the blogging part and all the networking.
@oroger is more focused on the technical understanding and support regarding the blockchain and development aspects. He is the magicien behind the code. He is also one of the dev' behind Steemitworldmap.

From educational videos to the publication of the french community statistics to the Steem presentation in real life, we do everything in team !

In fews days, Comprendre-Steem will celebrate it's first Steem Birthday !

Technical stuff

Fast-Reply is written in Vue.js. This is a client-side only tool, so all you need is a webserver. For the live demo we are using (check it out if you do not known it, it's awesome!), but you can also run it locally (see here under for examples), the application will then be available on http://localhost:8080.

We have used severals technologies : Javascript, Vue.js, SteemConnect, SteemJS


> sudo npm install http-server -g
> http-server -p 8080 .


> docker run -d \
    --name fast-reply \
    -p 8080:80 \
    -v "$PWD":/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/ \


Fast-Reply uses SteemConnect to handle authentication.
The posting role is used since the application only interact with the Steem blockchain for basic features:

  • Vote
  • Comment
  • Un/Follow
  • Mute

I want that tool !

We are so glad you like this idea as much as we do !

The good news is that you can already test it with the live demo : !
Just keep in mind that this project is still in beta stage and under active development.

Let us know it you enjoyed it, any constructive feedback more than welcome.

Known issues

Also, the interaction with the Steem blockchain rely on the Steem API.
We noticed that sometimes, the API return error but still execute the requested actions. Safeguards have been put in place to avoid problems but you could still have cases where a comment or a vote has been sent multiple times... let us know if this happens to you.

Also, we rely on SteemSQL to find the unanswered comments, at the moment the Comment table is used. The refresh rate for this table is around 5 minutes. Therefore we advice to reload the inbox only after an idle period of 10 minutes to be sure all the previous actions will be taken into account. We are already exploring solution to fix this issue.

Contribute to Fast-Reply

  • You have skills in graphic design, let's get in touch and see how you can help !
  • If you have any questions, contact us on Discord : roxane#6172 or oroger#9694


The software is released under MIT License.

Fast-Reply, "waiting no more".


Happy to see this out !
Waiting for feedbaack now! => just kidding, already implementing new features :-D

Thank you to both of you! It works very well and I had been hoping for such a tool for a very long time.

I'm glad to see the new features you're working on!

I've resteemed!

Glad you like it :-D Thanks for the resteem !

This is AWESOME!!!!! Keeping up with replies is one of my largest issues here on Steemit! Definitely going to check this out today and once tried and tested I will resteem and share with my @steemitbloggers discord community!

What a fantastic development!!! Thank you @roxane

Hello @jaynie,
I love your enthusiasm !
I really hope you will enjoy to use it ! Don't hesitate to make some feedback !
And congratulation for the wonderful community, I should hang around in it more, with the bloggers 😎😍

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Hi! I like the idea of this, but I'm mobile only. From what I can tell this is a desktop application?

Hello @wandrnrose7, I am going to submit a task request for that because we are not able to do the mobile version ourself. I hope we will get one soon !!!
Thank you!

Thanks as much! I'd love to utilize this. :)

@roxane so far I am SUPER impressed!!! :)

😍 😍 😍 Happy to heard that Sweet @jaynie 😍 😍 😍

@roxane me toooooo :) hehe 😎

very nice idea, hope it will help. However, does this thing will not violate the tos of steemit?

Thank you for the feedback ;-)

This application is not using steemit at all... we are directly interacting to the Steem Blockchain.
If you have more specific details about TOS infringment, we would be interested to look into it in order to comply if necessary.

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😱 OMG 😱Thank you @helo !

There is also a bot on telegram named steem bot which also does the same job.

Cool @rocksg !
Tell me more about it, links, documentation, etc.
Thanks in advance,

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Search for steemalert in telegram and you will find it.

Isn't this just about being notified via telegram ?

@rocksg Alright, sure this is similar but finding all the unanswered comments is just one of the features of this webapp :-)
Thanks you for sharing this, I did not know about SteemAlerts either ;-) 👍

this tool seems hella useful and like it could save people time for sure

Exact, at least it saved me a lot of time :) So we just shared with the entire community in case it's useful for someone else 😎

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I attempted to use the demo, but was asked for my Master, Owner, or Active key, so I exited without trying it for the sake of safety. Why wouldn't the Posting Key be accepted if this utility is only for commenting/upvoting...? It certainly looks useful and I was anxious to try it, but not if I have to give anything besides my Posting Key.

This is such a great tool! I can see myself never going back to using Steemit or Busy to reply to comments anymore now.

Hello @valth, we do feel the same 😎
Thanks for using the tool. If you have any feedback please feel free to contact me ! 🙏

I'll make sure to do that. Right now things are working pretty great. The only problem is that when I hit refresh, it would load a lot of comments that I had previously answered using the tool, so now I had to manually ignore them. However, after waiting a while and refreshing it again, it worked, so it's not a big issues.

Yes indeed, this is a known issue. Thank you for the quick feedback !

At the moment we are relying on table from SteemSQL that are not refreshed in real-time. A few minutes idling should be enough time for it to catch up with your latest comments.

That is one reason why we suggest (at least for now) to wait for 10 minutes before reloading. The other reason it that there might still be some pending actions to be performed.

Persistence of the queue is something which has already been solved (and will be available soon). The SteemSQL part requires some tweaking in the database queries and might take a few more days :-)

Ah, that's great. I guess the best solution for me as a user right now is to just wait 10 ish minutes between each refresh then ;)

The 20 second comment restriction is about to fall:

Thank you for the link. This is good to know.
Apparently the idea is in the air :-D

However, I am still convinced this tool will still be useful. In fact it will be even better with a shorter delay between comment once this change becomes available ;-)

I agree that this tool will still be useful, because it's a nice interface to get one comment at a time, making it a lot easier to go trough every single one without missing it.

Mmmh that's sounds interresting @isnochys 😎 It was a real problem we were all facing. Happy to read that they are changing it ! 😎

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Hmm, I wonder how this will affect the copy-paste spammers. We will probably see a lot more of it now. It's a good thing that most of them has limited bandwidth.

I have to disagree on this one. Fast-Reply is only providing an easy way to stay in contact with people who have already interacted with you. Therefore, It is not possible to create unsolicited messages (aka spam).

Even if it was the case, spamming on Steem would be 1000 times more efficient using automated scripts to react to blockchain actions without humain interaction.

Keep in mind that I wrote that comment as a reply to someone pointing out that the 20 second limit for comments will be removed, not as a reply to a comment about Fast-Reply.

It's my bad @valth !
Then we totally agree, reducing the limit will definitely make it easier to spam the network with automated script I was mentioning.

Yep, then we agree completely, @oroger :)

Thank you for letting me test this out yesterday @roxane.

It is definitely a top time-saving tool. Thank you.

You are welcome @pennsif ! You gave me great suggestions ! 🙏

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Awesome idea and execution, I'm already excited for the features to come ! I'll make sure to tell you if I have any suggestion that comes to my mind, even though I'm not sure any will come considering how long that "upcoming features" list is ! :P

I know the speech to text was supposed to be a joke but it would be so cool ! Sadly, I don't think there is any good free speech to text module out there, the only ones I know of, Google Cloud Speech and IBM Watson Speech, require subscriptions...

I have not done any research yet on the speech to text but I am not aware of a solution that would be usable in this context at the moment. As you mention, those solution might not be open-source nor free-of-charge.

I am sure you will have some interesting ideas after using it for a few hours, don't hesitate to reach out to us :-)

@oroger Sure I will ! I already have one actually :P
I'd like to be able to see the comments in a FIFO order instead of the default FILO, just having a button to switch between those two modes basically. It would be cool, thanks for this tool, using it from time to time and it really made everything much simpler (even with only a few replies a day).

@ragepeanut This will be in the next version :-) Thanks for the suggestion & support 👍!

@ragepeanut, don't under estimate @oroger 😅
He is not really sleeping / doing anything else than sleeping / coding for severals days now 😂

Would love to have this speech text... Talking to my phone is one of my best hack for productivity 😅 So... yes, I would love it......... In the futur maybe ;-) Anyway, we already have something very cool here 😆

Thanks for being so reactive ! 😍

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Really nice, tool. Does it also notify you if you are mentioned in a post as opposed to a comment?

This will make data analysis more difficult because I would have thought multiple comments in 20 seconds was a good identifier for a bot account lol . Just kidding though awesome work.

Hello @eroche, thank you for the support ;-)

We are planning to work on mentions and provide some nice features around that.
Listing of current mentions is one, but we could probably detect a new mentions and attract the user attention to that event.

Stay tuned !

Amazing work @roxane
Being a popular musician and Steemian makes it really hard for me to reply to every comment which is what I'm passionate about on this platform! You're es tool will enhance my Steemit experience immensely!
Brilliant work doll ♥

Hello dear @darrenclaxton,

I am really happy to see that it can really serve you !
Always answering to it's community is the best gift you can make for the people who follow you and appreciate your work !

So yes, I hope this tool will really change your replying steem experience :)

And save you a ton of time !


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Thanks so much for creating this brilliant tool for the community! It will save me much needed music creating time by answering all of my music fans on the platform!

This looks very useful!!! Looking forward to trying it out soon :)

Thanks @redrica !
If you try it, please give me some feedbacks! 😎

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Ca parait une bonne solution à un problème que j'aimerais bien avoir ... ;-)

LOL @lux-witness, ça viendra 😅
A demain !

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Waw, @oroger, you're a life savior !

I just tested it and it really is better than whatever we used to do/use before.

It already is in my bookmarks tab :o)

If you want I design for you a logo, feel free to ask, it would be my pleasure to contribute at this great idea/project !

Thanks again !

C'est exactement ça @happydaddyfr ! He is a Life savior 😆 !!!!
Wait to see the new version he is working on it for days and night for a week now 😅
I will probably do a Task Request on Utopian for the logo !

Happy to help :-)

I have to say that the concept idea is coming from @roxane. I think she will be creating a task request via utopian to ask for help on the UI and graphic creation. A Logo would be awesome, I am eager to see that :-D

Ok. Feel free to send me the utopian request when it's done or directly contact me on discord to discuss about what you want or hope to see if you prefere to directly come to me.

It looks useful to me.

This looks like an amazing project. I have, at times, been hampered by the need to wait before making the next comment or upvote.

Hello @kus-knee,

It doesn't only look 😎 It is 😆
Have you had the chance to try it ?

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Super promising! It doesn’t seem to work very well on my iPhone , but it’s okay. I am sure in the near future it shall. I’ll just wait patiently. Meanwhile I have bookmarked it after I tried it out.

Indeed @coquiunlimited, it's not yet ready for the mobile.
We hope to release that feature in the next future. Thanks you for your comment, and see you soon then 🙏

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Can’t wait. 👍🏻

Oh wow! This solves a problem that I was just dealing with as the price being on Steem. I was often not even replying to some comments that I wanted to because of it. HOORAY!

I know this feeling @improv ! Exact same here ! Replying was something really too much ! Please give me your feedbacks !
Thanks a lot !

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Thanks! I like it pretty well. The four options aren't initially intuitive, and I pressed the wrong one a couple times. It would be good to have a way to undo. Also, I'd prefer if it started with the oldest comment rather than the newest.
But very useful!

Hello @improv,
Same here, I had couples probs with theses buttons ^^So @oroger worked on it, it will be possible in the next version!
Sorting the comments is definitely something we want to implement, probably by date, author reputation, ....

@roxane Good call! And I'd love a way to see the context ... I mean the link helps, but then I'm on Steemit, and I write my reply over there, and then the comment is still over here... or even a refresh button.

Yes, @improv it's on our roadmap.
This tool was a test, a proof of concept to be sure people would love it and use it :)

@roxane Using it right now! The pause play button is great.

That's true @improv, this play pause is a great help... :D But we always have not to forget to start it again !!! It happened to me... I wrote severals comments and I sent them 3 days later... because I pushed on that button !!!! ^^ So be careful 😆😅

Amazing. As my blog gets busier I'll definitely need something like this. Thank you!

I am really sur @holoz0r !
Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do ! 😎

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What a cool feature! I have this exact problem, plus I love using emojis 😜 for comments. Hehe! I’ll hsve to check this tool out

Yes I can imagine ! This tool is for people like you, @karensuestudios, with pretty big communities.
Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do ! 👍😀😘😍😆😎😅😂😂😂😂😂



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[Abusing of emojis is not good for your health]

awww thank you! :) ahahhahah I love all the emojis 😅

@roxane thank you for creating this because it gives me hope I will go back to replying to all my comments again! The 20 second window was so annoying it deterred me from even trying to reply because I hit it so many times I would just not even bother making short replies like "thank you I enjoyed reading your comment."

Now that this tool is available I intend to try to be more responsive in my comments!

I will resteem to help more of us discover this tool!

Hello @jerrybanfield !
Thank you for your nice comment 😍
You are exactly one of the person for who this tool has been made for !
As you said, even saying a little thank you, I enjoyed your comment could become very heavy when you have hundred of them everywhere.... Check the tool and give me some feedback ! I am sure it can totally change your user experience :) And be more focus to spend more time with your family 😅

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A must have ! Love it ! Upvoted with my little 100% !

Every 100% @sebbbl is much appreciated !
Thank you and happy that you love it 😍 !

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@roxane You're welcome, it'deserved.

Ce truc est une tuerie !

This sounds really great @roxane and @kaylinhart (who I found this post via her resteem ;).)

I do a lot of Commenting and Curating and sometimes I fall behind in answering Comments and going to "replies". But this will organize it much better for me and make it that much more efficient to keep on top of things.

Much appreciated :)

Hello @robertandrew,
Very proud that you found this post through a resteem :)
I really hope this tool can help you to improve your Steem user experience and empower your community !

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Seems really cool for people with a big follower base !
I hope one day it will be useful for me !
The only thing restraining me for using it is that I desperately can keep up with my comments... 😎

@algo.coder 😂😂😂 It will come you will see 😅😂😂😂 You just need time persistence and quality. And always interact with your community 😎

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I hope so, anyway I won't give up !
Persistence, is I think, key to success, but also the most difficult one...
For interacting in the community, I don't know your opinion about this, but for me, it's the easiest as it's a real pleasure. Maybe with a lot of comments it can become overwhelming but for now, that's my main pleasure here.

Thank you @algo.coder, yes I really like to interact with the community but you know, after spending days and night on Discord for severals months, now, I have to go back to my life and my projects ;-)

C'est vraiment génial ! félicitation, je viens de parcourir la demo, ça apporte vraiment un plus à l'expérience, sacré boulot !!!!!

😍 Merci @paikan, j'espère que effet que cela sera bien utile ! 😎

whoa. this is neat! :) thanks for sharing. will definately check it out! :)

Hey @teamhumble !
don't hesitate to give us some feedback, it's always appreciated.
I know how good you are at engaging with your followers so... May this tool really helps you !

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i'll be using it absolutely! fantastic work! fancy doing a video chat interview at some point about it?

Yes, would love too :) !

@roxane i'd love that too. give me a day when you are free to chat, apart from friday and sunday i'm pretty much free, would only need max 30 minutes of your time, maybe like 5 questions, also, you ever thought of having the ability to auto translate some of the messages? that would be extra cool! :)

Will contact you on Discord, @teamhumble 😎

roger that! :)

This is a nice tool.

Thank you ver much for the resteem @skyleap !
Hope this tool can be very useful for you as an artist!

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One amazing thing you did! It's really very important to reply asap. Sometimes Steemians comment such nice words that you don't want to waste a second to answer them back. But it's not always possible. Now, it's in your hand. Thank you so much for this effort. 😇😇

You are welcome @rinki !
Hope you will use it and enjoy it !

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Yeah sure!

Thanks for this great tool!

@bitrocker2020 @kevinwong I think this app helps you to read all your unanswered comments.

Thanks @superoo7 for making some advertisement for the app. Theses guys are exactly our target :)
Hope you can use it too ! 😘

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Really good idea. I have been using Steemd for my replies. Can't wait to include Fast-Reply into my routine. User interface is friendly.

Happy to read that @machnbirdsparo !
Don't hesitate to give me some feedbacks !

Wow! Such an awesome idea, thank you so much for creating this!! Thanks to @jaynie for touting your praises and bringing it to my attention too ;)

By the way, I would have been beside myself with glee if you'd managed to figure out voice commenting haha

Hello @lynncoyle1, thank you for your kind comment.
Not really sure about the voice commenting ;-) we do not have the skills at the moment !

You are most welcome! I took a couple of days off steemit and am just tearing through my piled-up-replies thanks to you :)

This is BRILLIANT!!!!!!! Thank you!!!

Thank you so much @elizacheng ! I am sure as a community leader you will need this tool 😂😅

Thanks again for your brilliant feature. 💓💗

Hello dear @elizacheng,
especially for people like you, community leaders, I am sure this tool is going to really help you in your every day reply to comment ;-) Enjoy it ! And don't hesitate to give me some feedback !

this is AWESOME!

Yes it is dear @sams-world :D :D :D
Any feedbacks welcome !

Really amazing. I have started using it from today. Your work is very impressive. The application does more than what I expected it to do. I will also try to check out the code and see if I can contribute something. Nice work @roxane and @oroger.

Hello @bala41288 !
Thanks for the message :)
We are going to submit a Task Request because we need a developper / Webdesigner to help us with the responsive (and modern design). If you can contribute to it, it would be great ;))
See you !! And thanks for checking the tool (and using it :D). Don't hesitate to give us some feedback.

just seeing this now, what a great idea, I seen it being used by @gringalicious and checked it out, I am interested now in using it myself / trying it out. Can it be used on my Chromebook!? 😀✌💕

Re Hello @karenmckersie,
Happy that our growth hacking message works ;-)
We know that few people don't like it... But it was for me the only solution to get visibility since I don't use any bots to increase the post payout.
You can use Fast-Reply in different devices without problems. BUT remember that it's better (at the moment) to use it in one and only one place so the browser keeps the actions you have done in memory (the comments you have already done).

So far its not to bad , i had a hard time though finding my newest comments as they dont load at the top of the page as they come in, I need to scroll down to find them . or Im doing something wrong👍

Hello @karenmckersie, you can choose to sort the comments from older to more recent of the other way around using the sort button on the top left side of the menu bar.

The idea is to be able to go though all your comments, if you do not wish to reply, just use the 'ignore' button, that comment will not show up anymore.

Thank you for using fast-reply

Ok cool , thats good to know thanks!😀

@roxane its still a bit confusing to use , lol I get way to many spam comments and bot replys to sift through.also Some i all ready commented back to but I cant tell if I am comenting again to the sqme one. How can I tell!?

@karenmckersie Comments you already replied to will not show up again (unless you are using another browser/computer).

The application analyse the blockchain to filter the comments you already handled (vote/reply or both). If you ignore a comment, that information is kept in the browser local storage area.

Is there something we could change that you think would help to make the app less confusing to new users ?

@roxane thanks for the info will let you know later after I use it a bit , how its working out !👍

Hi again I replied earlier to your post, and I just tried it out! I love it so far! its easy to use and quick , not sure yet all the features i still need to figure out and I currently am just keeping the fast reply window open. do i need to google Fast-Reply everytime if I close the window!? Or whats the best way to use or get to the site everytime!? internet is new to me lol! 😀 I now have it bookmarked!

Hello @karenmckersie,
Happy to read that you love it !
I don't think you will find Fast-Reply yet on Google. So please, just click or write the URL :
Internet new to you ? I am very curious about that 😆 Where do you come from ?

Well its fairly new to me since I started blogging on Steemit almost 2 years ago, i just never went on the internet or owned a computer plus I lived in the country for a while with no cell service or internet when I first moved out here to Kelowna In British Columbia Canada I was living about an hour from Kelowna near Beaverdell for 10 years , they now have cell service though and internet. My sons of course have always used it , and are the ones to teach me now! Lol! 😂👍✌

This is awsome - even for a minnow like me. I stopped by, thanks to @lynncoyle1 :)

Oh that's great if the word is spread all around @fionasfavourites 😍

Thanks for the mention @fionasfavourites :)

We need this solution
great job.thank's

I clicked on the live demo and it required my active/master key. Where did I go wrong?

Hello @kubbyelizabeth,

For this application, the authentication and security layer is handled by SteemConnect. The application Fast Reply never handles any of your keys. Instead, it receives a token (which remains in your browser) that has a given level of priviledges.

Since the application only receives the rights to vote/comment and follow/unfollow/mute users. That is the maximal risk exposure you take. Of course, you can -- at any time -- decide to revoke the access to the app using the SteemConnect dashboard (available in the top-left menu of the app).


I discovered this amazing UI thanks to @omitaylor's cool-tools Discord server room and started using it today: it's really a powerful interface!

I love when technology is designed to save (instead of waste, as many do) my time!

Thank you very much, @oroger and @roxane: I'm very very grateful!

A big hug from @amico!

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm @amico 😘

No need to thank for my enthusiasm, @roxane: it is totally natural and it came to me thanks to you all! 😍🙏

This looks very interesting. Is there no way to use it without having your own server to run it on?

Hello @nathanbrown, that is a very good question ! That is indeed one of the thing I would to to archive.

In fact the API call is only executing a request on SteemSQL and returning the result in JSON format.
I had to use the API since SteemSQL now requires a paid account.

Like I said, this is on the list for future developments, I think it could be archived by using another source which would be public to execute the same query (probably not in SQL) and fetch the same data in a efficient way (not sure querying the blockchain directly would be efficient enough).

I would be really interested if you have lead I could follow on this.

Sorry, I got no leads for you to follow. I just want the simple and easy solution handed to me ;-)

Sure no worries, let me tackle this. I like challenges and will try several way to archive a solution ;-)

If you get it solved, please let me know. I think if you figure this out and announce it with a post on, you'll probably get some good traction with it as well.

I LOVE THIS SHINY THING!!!!!!! Omg what cave have i been hiding to not notice this after so much time!! I love how you and @oroger did the classic "solve pain-point with an app" cliche with this!! Not Complaining!!

I dont even need to ask why I need this, and surprisingly enough i dont need to ask how too! the UI/UX is clean and awesome so far!!

More than great job for creating an easy-to-use tool that makes life easy.

Hi. Thx for your contribution. Your tool is awesome.

About the post. It’s just an advice but, * Could you be a little more formal ?

  • could you give us more detail about technology stack ?

I love the way you present comprendre-steem and the team.
Thank you

Sure !

We have used severals technologies : Javascript, Vue.js, SteemConnect, SteemJS

  • Javascript/Vue.js : Vue is one of the new javascript framework that support reactive webapps. In this project it is used to write the client-side code that will run in the user's browser.
  • SteemConnect: This is the Authentication provider for Steem Account. This allows the webapp to interact on the behalf of the user, giving the ability to comment, vote and update follow/unfollow/mute preferences.
  • SteemJS: SteemJS is a Javascript library to interact with the Steem blockchain. On top of providing real-time data from the blockchain, it also provides useful helpers (such as a reputation formatter).

The data are taken either directly from the blockchain, or from the API built for, available on

That backend is written in Java and is deployed using Docker on the Google Cloud Platform.
It mainly serves as a gateway to SteemSQL which allows to retrieve data the blockchain cannot provide easily.

More information on that backend will be provided soon as we update it.

Thanks for your support :-D

That's awesome working on it :D