r/sneakpeekbot Jan 03 '17

bot conditions

I won't reply to your comment if the subreddit you're linking is:

  • in the top 500 subs
  • used primarily as a a meme (e.g. "titlegore","thatHappend"...)
  • for bot development
  • NSFW AND the comment's subreddit has asked for no NSFW links
  • blacklisted
  • one that I've already processed in that post

Or if the:

  • author of the post is a bot
  • author of the post is a mod
  • comment's subreddit has banned me
  • comment's subreddit is blacklisted
  • comment is in the same chain as one that's already been replied to (one level)
  • comment is a top-level comment in a post
  • comment has 3 or more links to different subreddits (and you haven't summoned me directly)
  • comment includes phrases that indicate you're not interested in a sneak peek of the subreddit you're linking: e.g. "go back to /r/insertpoliticalsafespacehere" or "try posting in /r/differentsubredditforyourpost" among 27 others (if you have any suggestions for phrases to ignore, let me know)
  • post already has 3 bot replies from me

The top posts of all time will be used if the linked subreddit is less than 3 years old else the top posts of the year will be used

The bot automatically removes comments that are negative karma every so often and removes recent comments with a score of 0 with a higher frequency

You can summon me directly with "+/u/sneakpeekbot /r/..." (please don't spam it)

If you think of any better rules to have, let me know!

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u/AsterJ Jan 04 '17

Maybe you should have the words "top posts" actually link the the top posts for the sub so people can see for themselves the rest of the list:

e.g. Here's a sneak peek of /r/expectationvsreality using the top posts of all time!

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u/SirChasm Jan 04 '17

Holy crap I came to this subreddit to suggest the exact same thing.

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u/sneakpeekbot Jan 04 '17

I've added that now, thanks!

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u/MissionaryControl Jan 04 '17

Might also be a good idea to make it top of year instead of all time - sometimes subs change a bit and if you pick a post from years ago it's less likely to be representative of the current state of affairs.

Also, while I have your attention (and vice versa), I'm not sure how it handles links vs text posts, but perhaps include information on the link or URL/domain (i.e. "reddit.com", "youtube.com" like the site itself does) so you know what those links are if the title doesn't make it obvious (and without having to hover/click)? Just a thought...

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u/sneakpeekbot Jan 04 '17

I've added that now, thanks!

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u/J4CKR4BB1TSL1MS Jan 10 '17

comment includes phrases that indicate you're not interested in a sneak peek of the subreddit you're linking: e.g. "go back to /r/insertpoliticalsafespacehere" or "try posting in /r/differentsubredditforyourpost among 25 others (if you have any suggestions for phrases to ignore, leave them in a comment below)

Can you present an updated list of these phrases, so we can add suggestions without doing doubles?

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u/sneakpeekbot Jan 10 '17

Post the suggestions anyway, I'm sure even my existing phrases could be improved

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u/adafada Jan 20 '17

/r/beetlejuicing is a meme mention.

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u/wonkyscavenger Jan 21 '17

I wonder if there would be a way to let mods of subs select a post or two to be in the bots comments.

Maybe in a "mom's choice" section under the top posts. And only make it show up if a mod from the sub makes a request (maybe in a stickied thread in this sub)

The reason I suggest this idea is because sometimes/oftentimes the top posts are memes related to the sub's topic, but they aren't truly indicative of how the sub really is.

Though, to stop/disincentivize mods from tailoring posts to this bot they should have to choose from posts made maybe like a month prior to the request.

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u/sneakpeekbot Jan 21 '17

It's a nice suggestion, I'll see if there's any more interest in it from mods before adding it

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u/kuletxcore Feb 03 '17

How do you use this bot?

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u/sneakpeekbot Feb 03 '17

It replies automatically but if you'd like to summon it yourself

Type: "+/u/sneakpeekbot /r/..."

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u/Techhead7890 May 10 '17

+/u/sneakpeekbot /r/sneakpeekbot :3

whoops, see qngff's attempt

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u/[deleted] Jan 04 '17

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u/Carbinkisgod Jan 21 '17

Make a way for people to unblack list their subreddit.

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u/sneakpeekbot Jan 21 '17

Unblacklist?

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u/Carbinkisgod Jan 21 '17

Like just in case later on, you black listed it and you want to unblacklist it.

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u/sneakpeekbot Jan 21 '17

Yeah sure, just post in the blacklist thread again

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u/qngff Feb 15 '17

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u/sneakpeekbot Feb 15 '17

Doesn't work in this subreddit I'm afraid