@downvote2donate probably the first bot on ZapRead
I'm now officially running downvote2donate!
I guess you've already seen some of the posts and comments @downvote2donate made.
Time to explain what this is about.
When I read the README.md of ZapRead, I saw something that catched my interest.
If you downvote something, the creator (obviously) doesn't get paid, instead the group gets the majority of the payment.
I don't know why, but I thought it would be cool to have posts you can downvote, so you can donate to the group.
But no one wants to be downvoted, so I needed a bot.
Turned out having a post in every group is too spammy, so I use comments now, but here it is: @downvote2donate.
If you mention @downvote2donate in a comment, he will reply with a comment you can downvote.
80% of the donations will go to the group, 10% to the community and 10% to zapread.
Downvoting really is a good thing here! As well as negative reputation, it indicates how much we collected.
Thanks to you, the bot actually aready collected some donations.
Most of them have probably already been distributed to some of you.
I've seen some big community and group payments lately, check you financials!
Idk, I'll probably stop the bot soon, but that's not important.
I finally made something I thought about for some months!
Bots on zapread might become a thing.
Zelgada seems to be cool with bots, actually he implemented quite a few things just to make my life easier. Thanks!
I haven't had any good idea yet, but just to show you what I'm thinking about, I'll list some stupid ones.
- A bot greeting new users with a comment on the first post.
- A bot you can tip some satoshi to subscribe, which will send you daily updates on the bitcoin course.
- A bot which monitors hacker news for posts containing the keyword Bitcoin and then shares the link.
I don't know where this is going, if I'll continue enjoying it or if this is just a symtom of isolation, but I had fun.
I hope some of you like the idea of having bots on zapread, or that you actually use @downvote2donate.
Ideas for bots
Bots on zapread don't become a thing if there are no good ideas or even no good use cases.
If you have an idea for a bot, let me know!
I think I'll end this post now, if you have questions, you know where to find me.