Hello, there GINA supporters!

in ginabot •  4 years ago 


If you are a regular user GINA notification services, or been passing by the Minnow-Power Discord server in the past half a day, you know that GINA is currently offline.

This is a quick post to let you know what's happening and to ask your help.

What's happened?

Yesterday afternoon (utc) when I woke up, I took a quick peek on the logs to see if everything was okay. I have noticed that there are many red logs on my monitor. Which doesn't mean good.
Almost no notifications were sent out since a few hours already by than. I have tried to restart the service which usually solves any kind of complicated issue :) No help this time, unfortunately. I have also needed to go to work so no time for further investigation. I eventually decided to shut GINA down as it wasn't working properly.
Later, when I got home from work, I started looking for the cause. At first I thought it's some bug in the code, I'm a coder since 1.5 years only, so I have to check everything twice... I've spent the night with trying to find it and fix the issue but no success.

It's morning now and thanks to some help, it's turned out that the problem is not with the code but rather with my server provider. GINA needs around 50GB/day internet bandwidth but it wasn't available as before. At first I was surprised but thanks to a friend now I know that the provider doesn't support crypto projects so they might will actually ban me if I keep using the server. That I have paid for a year doesn't seem to hold them back since I have violated their TOS. Silly mistake which I will not commit again.

How can you help?

I'm asking your help to cover the cost of setting up a new server somewhere and all I need is an upvote. Please, if you can afford, press the button below and set your scale to 100%!
I will let you know when any news are available and answer all your questions in the comments or on the Discord server but I need to sleep first, it was a long night and I'm tired.

I do appreciate your help, no matter how small or big it is, Thank you!

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Buildteam is already funding gina development and will gladly provide a server for it to continue existing. We are looking forward to all the awesome new features that are in the works!

We are waiting for great features in a future.

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Update, we got a nice dedicated server for gina and migration will begin soon. @neander-squirrel will announce when gina is up and running again.

Thank you ❤️ @reggaemuffin

great to see the Buildteam come to the aid of this much needed service. Community at work is always awesome to see. Nice work @reggaemuffin

Awesome... With a little help from friends!

So, this is how community is supposed to work? Lol awesome you guys, you are aawesome!!!

If no one else has told you today, you're awesome @reggaemuffin!!

That's what I like to hear. Awesome.

Excellent! Thanks for the great assist @regaaemuffin, to a wonderful service here on our Steem blockchain!

  ·  4 years ago (edited)

Maybe you should have run for witness too because after all you are mostly doing this on your own and everyone is benefiting from GINA

It is now under BuildTeam

I agree

Izzit GEE-nuh or JIE-na? Hmmm


emphasis on the G

Excellent suggestion, @bluemist

Great idea @bluemist, and I agree. @ginabot is almost mandatory for each serious Steemian!

10/10 would vote for @ginabot for witness.

Hey, @ginabot.

Looks like I'm six hours late to the party, and that things are already taken care of server-wise. Hopefully you and buildteam will be able to get things up and running in short order.

When I first started using GINAbot, I wasn't sure if I would like it. But it didn't take long to realize that whether I liked it or not (which I do, actually) GINAbot was an essential part of my STEEM experience.

So, just like others before me here in the comment section, I hope one way or the other that GINAbot services can continue to roll forth. And if somehow it comes out bigger and better than before, all the more awesome.

Onward and upward.

Well said @glenalbrethsen.

Well, thank you, @lyndsaybowes.

It's been a bit quiet around here. It's like flying blind all of sudden. Didn't think I would miss it that quickly, but I do. I'm hooked! :)

I'm in a sorry state of affairs over here too...

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that's why things have been silent for a while.. can't survive steemit without @ginabot.

voted and resteemed.


You can definitely have my 100 % upvote! I hope you are able to get the funds needed to put Ginabot back online, because Steem would be a much worse place without it.

Ohhhh! That explain a lot.. i thought Gina was on leave because she was heartbroken!! 😂

Get some rest bud! I dont have much but i will support your cause cuz Gina has been great!!

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You got a 100% from @ultrablackhole and myself. Hope you can find a new server. GINA is the engine for my @ultrablackhole electronic music curation initiative. Without her, it would be nearly impossible to keep track of new posts under certain tags. Keep up the great work.

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I haven't gotten around to use ginabot personally (due to spam towards my account) but I know a lot of people that rely on it.

Good luck fi/unding a new serer.

You can filter out whatever you don't want to get. Maybe don't subscribe to transfers, votes and comments, but do subscribe to things like people's posts (I get notifications when interesting people I follow make a post), mentions of certain words, etc.

Oh cool, guess it has improved since I first tested it. Thanks for the info!

You have a huge variety of things you can choose to get notified about now, so you should definitely give it a second chance once it gets back online. I pretty much only get notified about mentions, resteems, and posts from a few selected authors, and I don't get much spam. However, I'm probably getting a lot less interactions here than you do, so you might end up getting spammed even when keeping the settings strict.

Upvoted and resteemed! I hope you gain the support you need! I would be lost without Gina! #steemitbloggers

GINA is the best thing on Steemit. Everyone should help!

Well, Gina is not doing crypto, she is doing stock notifications. The stocks are named Steem and SBD.

  ·  4 years ago (edited)

Agreed, but try explaining that to a sales or support staff... It will be like batting your head on a wall!

It may just be an excuse. I had that with BOINC and shared hosting. TOS say you are not allowed to use software that destrabilize the server.

Well, BOINC does not do that. It just uses all the ressources that are not used by anyone else. Means the server CPU always runs at 100%.
That is not destabilizing, but of course it costs way more energy than they calculated ;)

You would think that things like that would be covered in the TOS, some sort of fair use clause. Boinc is science computation on EOS?

Forget about the HF20! GINABOT is down ! Inform the masses I got curied but didn’t hear the sensual beeps coming through from Gina! It’s half the fun! Ginabot wants nothing in return. And for someone’s who had been coding 1 and a half years! Wow!! How did you learn?


i spread the words and if you need more help let me know.

Done with my Vote m8!

Upvoted and resteemed. GINA is one of the must-have appsi recommend to everyone who uses steemit. You've done this communitya huge service, one that has gone largely unrecognized for far too long.

Oh no 😕.
Since I find Gina mega I have allowed myself to translate the post into German.
Good luck to you and thanks for this great project.

Upvoted and resteemed as well! Hope you got the server issue sort out! The tool that you built is really useful and meaningful to the community.

Sorry, its so little but it was 100%. Really appreciate all the great work you do though!

What is the VPS? Not Digital Ocean still is it? I have had major slowdown on my DO but i do not see anything about Crypto.

Upvoted and resteemed... I miss GINA ;(

  ·  4 years ago (edited)

Thank you so much for all that you do. I use Gina a lot and I too would be lost without her! Upvoted 100% and resteemed! Hope that it all gets sorted soon! #steemitmamas

yes 100% from me. my game here are Depending on your servise hope it will work out.

Thank you @ginabot for everything you do. It's much appreciated. Will be sharing this link in the #teamsouthafrica group as I know there are people there who make use of Gina. Hope you get things resolved soon.

Upvoted and resteemed aswell. Your tool is really essential, and I hope you'll be able to fix the server problems asap.

Hoping my upvote and resteem will help a little. Wishing the problem will be fix soon. Thank you so much @ginabot for your great work. Best wishes. God bless.

Awwwww thanks for having us in mind. Hope you get back on track soon. I miss you.

Could you let people what sort of resources you'd require for hte bot to function? Maybe someone has some spare capacity on a server they operate?

Upvoted and resteemed. Hope will help spread the news! Thanks!

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  ·  4 years ago (edited)

Upvoted and resteemed. I will also notify people by DM ;)

Btw, why not set up a fundition too?

Thanks btw for the great service :D

I don't know what I'd do without Gina
Upvoted resteemed
And thank you

You might have been only coding for 1.5 years but importantly you have coded something that is better than hardened veterans could have come up with.

100% upvote and small SBD donation (I ran out of SBD and STEEM, sorry).
Big hug
Steemitri The Mannequin

Sleep well @ginabot 😉 do your best at your fresh condition later, we count on you.. done my 100% though it is not valuable enough. Thank you

Love @ginabot I absolutely rely on it.

I hope your able to get it sorted. Upvoted and Resteemed.


Upvoted and resteem! Thanks to GINA for all the notification.

You're a wonderful being! Thank you for being!

Upvoted and resteemed !!! :-)

Upvoted and resteemed!

Happy to help, I hope you can get it running again soon! Sure, there are other notification services, but I like Ginabot the best :)

Upvoted and resteemed! I certainly hope that EVERYONE shows you the support you deserve! #steemitbloggers

Upvoted 100% and resteemed. Hope that my small amount can help you too.

You have my .07 cents!!!
I can't live without GINA.

Upvoted the post with 100%. It's not much but hope it helps.

Absolutely upvoting my BFF at 100%. Hope you are back on line very soon

Done, Max upvote and a resteem! Your service is one of the backbones of the Steem chain. Hope you are able to get it up and running again!

Missing my friend Gina!
Thank you and hope you get everything back on track.

Upvoted and Resteemed!

I miss you Gina

Upvoted and resteemed. I am 💯% supporting @ginabot.

I have get the advantages from gina, so easy for me to vote for you. Hope you find solutiion @ginabot.

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Thank you so much for your hard work @ginabot . Your service has been tremendously helpful for many of us. I hope that with our little upvotes, with accumulation we will be able to help reach the target closer to your need!


Ginabot we love you.
You are a genius as far as I am concerned get rest and we will figure this out. Resteemed and 100% upvote
Now I which I was a whale to really help you.

Upvoted and resteemed! Thank you for giving us such a cool utility! Wish you the best of luck finding a new and affordable server :-) <3

Upvoted and resteemed!

You are awesome @ginabot

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Vote and resteemed

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We the steemit family, glad support you friend. Have upvoted and resteemed. Thanks for these amazing programme you created.

Thanks for your services. I would be in the dark without GINA. Keep up the great work.

Upvoted 100%.

Thank you so much for your awesome service

Go Gina! 🎉🎃
And all the team behind it 😉

You got my 100% vote and a resteem for sure!!!

Love Love Love seeing all this support feed in to Gina! @ginabot has been an incredibly invaluable tool for the entire length of her existence. So glad I had the opportunity to be an early adopter. I is weird to open up Discord and not have a few messages from Gina telling me about the dust accounts who have unfollowed me. hahaha.

Glad t see accounts like @blocktrades, @reggaemuffin and @acidyo stepping in with their upvotes to help out. I'm going to add Gina to my Auto vote list as my small part to helping out moving forward. Definitely think you should continue to do fundraising for Gina so that you can keep working on the incredible tool we all have access to at no charge.

Keep up the amazing work!

Bless Ya for your hard work 👊

I love Gina so much! Her support so far always made me happy! And, hope that my 100% upvote (even though the value is not high), I do hope that it could help! Go Gina! Come back to us!

Thanks for all you do!

You got my 100%upvote because I really do enjoy your great GinaBot Service. Lets cross fingers that you will find a good Server-provider and that your costs will be covered!!!

LOL great job ginabot!

Sorry to hear about this misfortune man (then again, 50Gb/month signifies big popularity 😉 which is good news I guess)

Seeing as we're in the same waters, we think helping out one another is the least we can do.

We think that for those not using our Steemify, GinaBot is the very best alternative and should be readily available for those wanting to use it.

It's always a b*tch to lose money, so we hope you get things up and running asap and that our upvote helps at least a bit.

Best of luck,


I have not used your services yet @ginabot, but I have heard great things about it and I really like what I hear and will definitely check it out, so thank you for doing this amazing job here on steemit.

great to see that buildteam is helping I cannot give 100% upvote right now but will give a tip!

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Upvoted and resteemed too! I appreciate you @ginabot!

With thanks to Gina - vote and resteem ;-)





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Happy to press upvote for @ginabot and resteem this post.

Stooopit internet service provider. Who do they think they are, killing Gina? They don't know who they're dealing with. :D

  ·  4 years ago (edited)

Done my part.

¡Hola, un placer!