On the -7th day of Christmas LordSilent giveth unto thee

The Return of the 多読 Contest!

and a swift, painless death.

Yes, that’s right, we’re FINALLY back. Sorry it took so long but my medical problems made coding (or any sort of deep thought) near impossible. Rest assured, I wouldn’t make you guys wait that long for nothing!

Whats new?

I gave the bot the web app treatment! Previously the bot was just a script that got ran every minute but now its a full blown app. What does that mean for you guys? Three things

1)The app is fully automatic. Even if I feel terrible or die, the contest will continue running as scheduled without my intervention as long as hosting bills are paid.

2)Contestants are now able to submit updates via the website. This feature is mostly for those who had trouble with the command line-y twitter submission method. Now you can just head on over to the website and submit your updates without any confusion.


3)Graphs. I’ve been promising graphs since the first 2011 contest and the move over to rails (and not shit php) for the website makes that possible(read: easy).


A few of us from the irc.rizon.net #ajatt irc chat will be running a week-ish long contest just to give the app/bot a nice test before we resume our regularly scheduled contest in January(unless we’re all dead).


19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CharoRoll
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 05:57:21

    Yesssssssssssssssssssss! It’s back! 😀 Can’t wait to try out all the new snazzy stuff!


  2. G
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 06:22:05

    What is the website for the app? Can we register there too or do we still need to use Twitter?


  3. konaya
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 07:53:39

    Yaa!! I was wondering where the old beloved tadoku was gone…
    And it came back with new great feautures!!
    Do not fear the end of the world: just wait for January tadoku!!!


  4. Loke
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 08:48:56

    Glad you’re feeling better! Super excited this is back! This news totally made my morning ❤


  5. spiel
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 08:57:32

    twitter required?
    Aaand I’m out u.u

    Sounds interesting though!


  6. Woodsei
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:01:33

    Yaaaayyyy!!! It’s back, my beloved Tadoku 🙂 I hope you feel loads better now, and thank you for bringing it back 😀

    Really curious about the new features. I guess we’ll see come January!


  7. Tanna (タンナ) (@momonigiri)
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 13:27:49

    Yay so excited!


  8. serinabeans
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 13:37:20

    This is AWESOME! I can finally participate in the acclaimed Read or Die contest! woooot!


  9. Serpent
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 08:23:41

    What are the plans for 2013? How many rounds and how long?


    • readmod
      Dec 19, 2012 @ 13:37:42

      Optimal schedule would be January – May – September full rounds March, July, November half rounds. But I really want a a full round in the middle of the summer so I might change that.


  10. Serpent
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 08:24:28

    and yeah, i’m glad you’re feeling better!!! i checked your twitter every now and then:(


  11. zombiecide. (@hanikamiya)
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 15:33:17

    Good to hear you’re better.


  12. Jake
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 05:46:51

    So this is what those mayans were talking about.


  13. Secret noodle
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 08:36:21

    Yay! I’m glad your better.


  14. daglig
    Dec 25, 2012 @ 02:06:40

    Great news! I had fun during the experimental 1-month round!
    Quick Q: What’s the difference between a full-round a half-round? In other words, how long will the January round last?


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