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Offline jwagna

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geekwatch: a Discord bot powered by geekhack
« on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 21:33:56 »
Hello members,

I've developed a simple Discord bot that detects new threads and replies posted within geekhack and relays them as embeds to text channels or direct messages on Discord. If you're always on Discord and would like to somewhat unify the two platforms, feel free to check out geekwatch.

geekwatch essentially monitors and tracks according to your interests, whether it's to check for newly submitted topics within the Interest Check category or an OP's response within a thread itself. The bot will constantly check for updates and send you notifications.

The bot currently runs 24/7 on an extremely light server with a simple database, however I will personally try my best to scale accordingly if the demand ever calls for it.


If you are interested and would like more information, you can find it in the link below. There you will find the full write-up with the list of commands as well as the invitation link.
https://top.gg/bot/772690211792224256/


Here are examples of the embeds that you may receive:




Criticism and feedback are welcome.

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Re: geekwatch: a Discord bot powered by geekhack
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 22:05:03 »
This is a P__n bot basically but except of uh.. stuff it posts keyboards that we'll never get

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Re: geekwatch: a Discord bot powered by geekhack
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 22:32:34 »
This is a P__n bot basically but except of uh.. stuff it posts keyboards that we'll never get
Isn't that basically porn for some

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Re: geekwatch: a Discord bot powered by geekhack
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 15:36:09 »
This is a P__n bot basically but except of uh.. stuff it posts keyboards that we'll never get
Isn't that basically porn for some

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Re: geekwatch: a Discord bot powered by geekhack
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 19 January 2021, 18:27:46 »
This is a P__n bot basically but except of uh.. stuff it posts keyboards that we'll never get
Isn't that basically porn for some

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Re: geekwatch: a Discord bot powered by geekhack
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 22:26:58 »
For those sticking around I apologize for the lack of updates. Bot is still alive and well, here are some changes:

Changelog  v?:
- tracker list and help commands will now only be returned via DM
- tracker list will now include a clickable direct link to associated channel (none if DM)
- added an error message for when geekhack's servers are unreachable
- improved monitoring flow (monitoring delay remains the same however speed should be slightly improved)
- bug fixes

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Re: geekwatch: a Discord bot powered by geekhack
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 18:50:13 »
Preferences for either topics and boards can now be set with just ".gw follow". I've combined the two in hopes of better simplicity. The old "watch" commands can still be used.

I've also had to make adjustments to the current database to reflect these changes however your previous preferences have been safely migrated.

Changelog v??:
- merged "follow" and "watch" functions
- added helpful text to message upon successful follow
- adjusted commands list
- more bug fixes

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Re: geekwatch: a Discord bot powered by geekhack
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 17 February 2021, 13:21:47 »
Goofed on one thing with the update

Hotfix:
- fixed spamming of board updates

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Re: geekwatch: a Discord bot powered by geekhack
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 03:39:28 »
imgur -> Discord embedding is currently broken. Until they fix this issue, messages that include imgur hosted content will be sent imageless

Looks to be working now
« Last Edit: Mon, 22 February 2021, 22:52:08 by jwagna »