Hey everyone, I just finished up a new bot for the instance called Link

This bot aims to give suggestions for other communities in the instance to post to to start populating the more specific topic communities. It currently is triggered just off of keywords it finds in post titles.

This should help people find other communities after they post to [email protected] and encourage cross-posting in the instance since thats recommended (and standard lemmy behaviour is to show crossposts as one post in the post feed)

I added some of the communities in the instance and will go through and add in the rest of them shortly

  • AtegonOPMA
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    4 months ago

    which communities? And triggering is relevant since by reducing how its triggered it reduces the about the comments it posts or as you like to call them spam

    Ive responded so many times at this point saying why its not spam and why they add value

    Just for you ill add a rule that it cant trigger on any of your posts

    • @lysdexic
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      14 months ago

      which communities?

      If you’re paying any attention to what your bot is doing, you’ll be aware of which communities it’s triggering and what/how many messages it’s spamming them with.

      Nevertheless, again: the problem with your bot is that it’s broken by design. If your goal is to cross-post submissions to related communities, instead of spamming discussions with requests your bot would be cross-posting submissions to related communities. If you did any semblance of requirements gathering, you would also notice that a basic feature of these bots is a) be opt-in, b) stop posting based on community feedback.

      • AtegonOPMA
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        4 months ago

        Ive been paying attention which is why I dont see the communities youre talking about (especially after ive tweaked things). If youre quoting the instance rules with that theres the rule #5 exception which can make bots transition to be opt out instead of opt in. If you want it removed from c++ node and cloud I can do that (I assume you do considering what youve been saying so will remove the three communities from the bots sight)

        • @lysdexic
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          14 months ago

          Ive been paying attention which is why I dont see the communities youre talking about (especially after ive tweaked things).

          You’re not paying any attention to what your bot is doing if you aren’t noticing where and what your bot is posting.

          If you want it removed from c++ node and cloud I can do that (I assume you do considering what youve been saying so will remove the three communities from the bots sight)

          That does not fix the problem you’re creating.

          The problem is that your bot is dumping spam onto Lemmy, and apparently you don’t even realize how broken your bot is.

          If I wanted to ban your bot from the communities I moderate, I would already have done so. That does not fix the problem though.

          I don’t see how it’s reasonable to expect that your misjudgement in deploying a broken bot should be solved by forcing others to cleanup after you, or do extra maintenance work just to avoid the mess you’re creating.

          In the very least, your bot should be opt-in, and it should directly cross-post stuff onto the communities that want a bot to generate traffic for them instead of annoying people.

          Lastly, if you want additional evidence that your bot is broken by design, here’s the absurd suggestion it posted onto [email protected] triggered by a post with a Godot example.

          Do you really believe you’re doing anyone any favor by suggesting to post a Godot C# sample to communities dedicated to the C programming language and .NET?

          • AtegonOPMA
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            4 months ago

            I am noticing where its posting and im adjusting it accordingly based on that

            I just didnt see a spot that has more comments than daily users as you said from the spots its posted to,but it has been posting to locations in general

            The suggestion there I have fixed. The C programming language isnt being suggested anymore and dotnet and C# dont suggest each other anymore. I usually delete or edit the bots messages to account for my tweaks but forgot to do so there due to it being one of the first so ill do that now, ill also go and do the same for the rest of the bots messages. I agree other people shouldnt need to clean it up which is why ive been doing so and will do the rest now

            again 1 comment occasionally isnt spam. This is just the same things over and over though in this chain so will stop on this chain. Just note I will clean up future bot messages and tweak it if it posts incorrectly which it should be doing much less now that its been refined. Other people shouldnt be needing to clean it up (if you call opting out as maintenance work its just one dm to send me and I can then deal with it) and it shouldnt be overwhelming communities. If I deem its been doing fine I can swap it to auto crosspost in the future although this doubles as leading people to post their future posts in that community without needing the bot