TeamNZ Bot Update v1.0.7 - New Members, New Features
In this Update: The Kiwibot gains fresh features as our Kiwi community grows an so does its workload.
I want to give you an update on what I've been doing behind the scenes. In my down time I have been busy crafting a different kind bot that helps facilitate the very awesome Interactive Battle Tournament on STEEM who goes by the name @schopenhauer.
However.... that does not mean I have forgotten our lovely Kiwibot! In fact, just a few hours ago we have moved to a new version update v1.07
Let's have a look at what has happened since the last update!
If you haven't heard about it: As soon as our Bot got some of that sweet SP (Thank you delegators) it took only a short while for spammers to find it and start abusing it. Sooner than I could have anticipated, I had to fix the issue with a whitelist to prevent the VP draining on....well rubbish.
The good news is that so far the whitelist has worked perfectly and not only that - since the monetary incentive has been removed for spammers, the teamnz tag got cleaned up too. Money works, doesn't it?
Since the implementation I have manually added quite a few members to the white list like @imjustsaying, @conradt, @kiwioz, @melissakellie (and many more). Yay, we are growing! 💪 Say hello to our fellow Kiwis and go check out what they blog about!
If you want to be added to the list please find me on Discord! (cryptonik#4892). Please use #teamnz as one of your tags to summon the bot
It may take me a 1-2 days, but rest assured your username will be added - all Kiwis are welcome here!
I doubt you guys noticed it but 6 days ago we had a downtime window of about 2 hours. I just too the bot offline because I wrote a new patch and was ready to deploy the update - and it failed.
My CI module told me it was outdated, my code was not builing and the deployment interface froze. Arghh, a developers nightmare unfolded! Everything went nuts at the same time. (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
After some nerve-wrenching 1,5 hours I found out that the issue was actually on my server since the company was performing maintenance at the time.
What are the odds of me updating exactly during their maintenance window?
We were able to achieve Max Vote Strength of $0.35 Vote at 100%. Unfortunately, this was short lived and in the slightly bearish phase we are now the Max Vote sits at around $0.21 even though we have more delegated SP than ever before. In the last 3 weeks we went from a 5 calls per day to 9 calls per day on average.
Almost double! How awesome is that? New Kiwis and more active Kiwis! It is a joy to observe!
And have you seen the #teamnz category recently? Safe to say Kiwis are killin it!
Since the bot is now being used more I though it was time to make things a bit more fun. So I've built in a random number generator that will now cycle through comments on upvote. You head that right - get ready for 10 different versions of sheep and goats visiting your blog from now on.
Hope it puts a smile on your face like it does on mine ;D
At this point a big thank you to @ausbitbank, @devi1714, @jackmiller and @kiwiscanfly for delegating SP to the bot. Also a big thanks to @ravenruis and @devi1714 for following the curation trail. You guys are awesome!
Additionaly, I would like to thank @ravenruis for putting a lot of work in the weekly curation and member introduction posts.
You can help support TeamNZ!
You can delegate some SP and give the Kiwi community some love ❤️
The easiest way to do this is to construct a URL with Steemconnect and then paste it into your browser! This is the correct format:
Change the USENAMES and SP Values! Here is an example of how I would do this:
You can also follow the curation trail instead of delegating
Following a curation trail means that you will follow the bot and copy his votes. Every time he votes, you will vote too.
We have setup a curation trail on Steemauto. On steemauto you can also set the percentage of your vote weight, and set the limit on how far your voting power can be depleted.
Make an account on https://steemauto.com and follow @teamnz!
Here is the direct link: https://steemauto.com/dash.php?i=1&trail=teamnz
I hope we can get some more support and spread some love among the Kiwis on Steemit :)
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We are excited to meet you and learn more about you!