If you want notifications about what's happening on steem (and who doesn't?) you should try @ginabot's services, they're free! :)
@ginabot is a smart, detailed, and instant notification service for the STEEM blockchain. For a complete set of features, as well as instructions on how to get started, check out the last post:
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Behind the Scenes
GINA is going to be a microservice app very soon which will allow for easy scalability as well as a smoother development of new features, and keeping existing ones up to date. This will reduce the stress on the RPC nodes I am connected to as GINA makes around a million calls every day to provide you with all the detailed notifications which you make use of.
I am currently learning RabbitMQ and Docker in order to make this happen. It is exciting to learn new things, especially since they will have big impact on how GINA works.
Moving forward, one step at a time.
Issues with notification
I have received a few complaints from active users that some notifications were missed recently. I want to assure everyone that I am aware and investigating the cause of this, and will fix the issue ASAP. I believe that moving to a microservices structure will fix this problem as well, so I can only ask you to be patient.
A Horror Story with a Happy Ending
Many users ask me, "why should I care for self-notifications?"" (When you upvote, comment, etc.) I always say that having options is better than not having them. Just because you don't need something, doesn't mean that someone else won't have a use for it.
My theory was confirmed a few days ago when @therosepatch's account got hacked and she started receiving unexpected comment and vote notifications for her account. Luckily, she was able to change her keys before the scammer did! If it weren't for GINA, it could have been worse!
Read the Full Story: HERE
If you wish to receive notifications you must stay on the Minnow-Power Discord server and you must enable DM from server memebers! If you don't know what that is, don't worry, because it is turned on by default. Just make sure that you don't turn it off or GINA won't be able to message you anymore.
GINA is a free service but it still costs money to run the server, and a LOT of time to develop everything. In fact, I stopped working overtime so I can dedicate myself more to the project. If you feel that GINA is a valuable service and would like to make a donation, feel free to send some Steem or Sbd to @neander-squirrel.
Thank you very much to the following users who have made donations since the last post:
@beekerst, @therealwolf, @helpie, @leebaong, @ddrfr33k, @katierinaramm
Thank You for the following users who made donations since this post is live (the list is not updated automatically so there might be more):
@pennsif, @cryptosludge, @steemitri, @didutza, @incubot, @jeff-dawn, @beatitudes8, @lynncoyle1, @bashadow, @telasius, @crazybgadventure, @sumayyahsaidso, @indigoocean, @basicstoliving, @apanamamama, @madevi, @shawnamawna, @mitneb, @seablue, @mariannewest
Finally a Big Thank You to @inquiringtimes and @geekorner for helping with the Discord server, editing these posts, and everything else!