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UPDATE: Please be aware that I am NOT completely removing any tools from this bot. The Automatic Llama Return feature will be back in a much easier and safer way. Any services mentioned below are only on-hold and will remain available after I'm done with my modifications. If you are interested, watch dADroid-bot to be notified about the updates.

For now, as stated here, please check the awesome OCLB userscript made by Kishan-Bagaria as an alternative to return llamas.




Back in 2013 when I first started this project under the name dA Buddy, I wanted to create something to help myself on the tedious tasks I had to do when visiting DeviantArt. Replying to comments, thanking my friends for favouritng my submissions, gathering some points from dAhub, etc.

Once I found it was useful for other people too, I made it online so everyone can use it. I thought I was helping people. Sadly, it looks like I'm not helping anymore.



First of all, let me thank you for all positive comments you have sent me, and for supporting my work even though there have been some difficulties along the way.

There has been some negative feedback about my work which makes valid points. That’s why from now on I plan on increasing the transparency with dADroid-bot. Expect updates when features are added and removed.

I have taken down the automatic llama return script, and deleted all login information contained with it which includes account username and passwords. I am aware of the controversy it has caused, and do not want to continue it. My first priority is to avoid putting any deviant's accounts at risk.

I suggest everyone who have ever used my services to change their passwords, to be sure that their account information is not in my system anymore.

The automatic llama return feature, automatic random llama giver, and automatic replying system has ceased to exist in 4th, March 2017. Any remaining dADroid-powered services (like the Give-LlamaGetA-Llama group, llama-list, the awesome dailygiveget with the addition of some of my friends, and any comment-based service like the journal) will remain active.
For people who were using this service, please know that you can continue to use them on the PC-app which I'm releasing in a couple of weeks, which will store account login information locally.

From now on, I'm going to ask dADroid-bot's users about ideas before I implement them. This way I can avoid future controversies. It should be also mentioned that no future tools that I make will ask for your login information.

I want to apologize for any distress I caused. dADroid will be inactive for a period of time, mainly due to me losing interest, focus and enough time to work on it.

I'd like to clarify, dADroid-bot seeks completely different goals from dAhub. I do not plan on making any point related features available to the public anymore.

I should also point out that dAhub is my friend and I value his take on my work.





I’m also planning on a full release of dADroid’s source code on GitHub, and building a graphical user-interface for it. This way, anyone can inspect the source code, build it themselves, and use it like a single PC-based app or a mobile app.

This is what my good friend Kishan-Bagaria's apps has been doing for a long time.

If you have any ideas for things you'd like @devdadroid-bot to automate for you, please leave me a comment. I’ll include it in the source code.

I would also like to know what a bot should NOT do. An example would be giving out mass amounts of favorites/watches without your active consent, as dAhub has previously stated in our conversations.

Any conversations about dA automatic activity “bots” is encouraged at: DeviousBots. Further information about bots is also available there.

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:iconkirbyandfriendss:
KirbyAndFriendss Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Student Artist
understand
btw,how do i use this bot for my page?
i am a point/normal account in need of help,Anything to help (or maybe howi  can use this bot?i just found this on dailygiveget.)
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:icongoldflash101:
GoldFlash101 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand the take-down of the services, but I have a few comments:
1. Your auto-llama feature works perfectly. I suggest you make it safer for users.
2. Could you tell your watchers or the users of your services when is the exact date of the PC-app release?
3. I'm surprised that your making an app for the dADroid project. Hopefully it's safe and easy-to-use.
4. It turns out there are more features of the bot project that I DIDN'T know. We're they accessible before the take-down?
5. I hope you could bring back the auto-llama return script.
6. I appreciate it if you take the time to read this.
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, thanks for commenting on the journal, I'll try to address each of your points:

1. Thanks, I'll try to come up with a safer version so interested users could still use it.
2. I have to make an estimate on that, probably a couple of weeks. I had previously worked on a PC app but decided a web-based one is easier to maintain. So, I just have to finish that project.
3. Yeah, as I said it was previously on my TODO list, but was scraped away because of being a bit hard for non-tech users to set up right.
4. Some of them, yeah, but only a small amount of people used them. If you think any of them are useful, I'll probably revive it.
5. It'll be either revived in the PC-app, a safer web version, or most probably both. For now, if you're interested, I can give you a beta version of the PC app, so you can both have the script back for you, and do a beta test for me.
6. Thank you, actually, I appreciate you commenting on this. Turns out not many people cared about this journal.
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Remiaro Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, understood. I'll be looking forward to the PC-app.

What exactly do you mean by "Giving out fav's/watches without your active consent"? Do you mean that the daDroid bot was giving out favs/watches without the user telling the bot to do so, OR was the bot doing everything the user told it to do, but didn't require the user to actively check on the bot?

Regardless, I was wondering about a feature that could make llama trading easier- Like, one where you could go to a page and automatically llama everyone that is on the page, or "llama everyone that has watched X user," or "llama everyone who has llama'd X user" or "llama everyone who has joined X group, fav'd or commented on X deviation."

This way it would be easier to trade llamas if I could run a bot all day (on a fellow Llama trader's account) rather than hop on to a computer and download the one-click llama script and do it manually. I didn't use daDroid before, could it already do that? I'd like to see such a feature be placed in a convenient bot. :)
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DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
By giving activity without active consent I meant the second one actually.

And about your other idea, dADroid could do that if you gave a link to the page using the website. I was actually working on a Userscript for dADroid to automatically do that, but now that I'm no longer allowing login info to be entered into dADroid, that's canceled.

However, I can work on a fork of One-click llama button which can, in theory, give llamas to any username on the page. I'll be needing a bit of time before I can work on DeviantArt-related development, though.
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:iconremiaro:
Remiaro Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, that's awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing those implementations, and it's alright if you take as much time as you want :D
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Shiibeh Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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Mlp-Adict Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Plus feature is helping
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Mlp-Adict Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:(
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