Updates and Begging Cups

So I just pushed some updates for the app, the biggest of those being

  1. Your avatars show again!
  2. Twitter changed its API other day and I was still using one of the old calls. It turns out those pictures are pretty important.

  3. You may notice a form on left hand side of ranking page with a bunch of metal and material names in them. These are the new tiers.
  4. Participants are placed in theirs based on their reading history. This feature was added so that even if newer readers can’t compete with the higher level readers, they can still win their tier (or even better get promoted to the next tier~). I’ll add another post tomorrow showing the tiers, how they rank, and their ranges.

  5. I added the language sort back in.

However, it does not yet rank you by your reading in that language and I do intend on fixing that.

And that’s about all that’s worth mentioning.

Todo list: Undo in app (I swear I keep forgetting about this), Do something when you’ve met your goal (this too), Tweet when you get promoted to the next tier, fix ranking for language sort

Begging Cup

As you all may know, I am a jobless hobo college student so I’m usually pretty strapped for cash. The sever for the contest runs about 120~140 dollars a year and I would love it if you guys could help me out with the bill. We are completely fine for the rest of 2013 however without any help I will not be able to pay for 2014. Please donate anything you can, I would love to keep this contest going for as long as possible!

EDIT: I will keep a running list of donators here, If you don’t want to be listed let me know. I will also let you guys know when we’ve reached out goal.

Current status: 100% to goal!

Thanks to:

Landorien  (Dec 2012)
songlines_north (Dec 2012)
Jenny Schröder (Jan 2013)
Little_Strokes (Dec 2012) (Feb 2013)
Fujiwara23 (June 2013)
KSaiydT (June 2013)
Kanjiwarrior (June 2013)
criticalowl (June 2013)
CrownedL (June 2013)
Brittany Gauer (June 2013)
neilporche (June 2013)
chmijo (July 2013)

JRPGClub (July 2013 for 2015)

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The Return of Tadoku

That’s right, we’re officially back and the register is now open but before you run off to tweet at the bot there are a few changes you should know about.

You can use the application for all the things you would use the bot for however currently the undo function in the app is disabled

  • The contest starts on Jan 01, 2013 00:00:00 your time (timer lies) and ends Jan 31, 2013 11:59:59, your time
  • Before registering make sure the timezone in your twitter account is set, you won’t be able to register without it.
  • I thought I had more points but I’ve been up for far too long.
  • Enjoy tadoku!

If you have any questions you can post here, message me @lordsilent on twitter, or contact me in the irc channel at irc.rizon.net #ajatt (Japanese learners encouraged to join!).

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to crash.

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.

updatemod

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).

tgraph

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).

多読 Contest 2011 Round 2 Results

1. qqkachoojp 4708.03
2. Seizar86 4449.46
3. jimjamjeniko 3964.41
4. BlackDragonHunt 3827.95
5. revenantkioku 3154.25
6. Little_strokes 2250.72
7. burritolingus 2094.21
8. sloppier_r 2088
9. lordsilent 1991.01
10. loolnashi 1857.08
11. aiorral 1655.14
12. legupli 1571
13. Zetsubou_Robert 1520.23
14. mirab3lla 1514
15. Nekesu 1307.33
16. bakunin3 1114
17. RichardMedh 1075
18. KSaiydT 1033.42
19. Junesun 1020.03
20. hanikamiya 1005.79
21. TokyoBoysClub 925.34
22. loafyi 919.5
23. zhongruige 911
24. tummai 906.6
25. Kanjiwarrior 836.36
26. MrsMalone_emmie 776
27. Yuffie89 751.8
28. doviende 731
29. nac_est 721.86
30. melitu 690.49
31. incorporeality 667
32. e_dub_kendo 647.91
33. rachaeldarwin 645.07
34. Yakkoe 562.77
35. Calamarain4 545.8
36. KudouUsagi 451.4
37. KiraKirai 443.81
38. HolySt4r 431.98
39. msklang 429.05
40. Lorata 425.4
41. languageez 405.84
42. simhuman 375.91
43. jsj2003 361.26
44. mochidzuki 354.66
45. jyemenai 353.6
46. takkie3 331
47. Reveriekun 328.87
48. thelanguagegeek 257.08
49. japaneseme 257
50. chmijo 254.2
51. togijoji 252.01
52. Squallxyz 242
53. wordmoth 230.95
54. k2yama 208.42
55. Sakatsu 207.3
56. shyxormz 204.6
57. sandkatt 186
58. Landorien 184.9
59. TakehikoKoizumi 179.79
60. emilyrct 164.85
61. samhy 158.25
62. mikotoneko 154.5
63. drahcir14 149.06
64. giada51291 149
65. starsandsea 147.4
66. ongakunoiro 144.2
67. peterjcarroll 141.41
68. veeontour 133.2
69. diogovk 127.7
70. Squintox 127
71. i_Bassam 118.3
72. aerielle 107.36
73. penny_ffm 99
74. momonigiri 96.92
75. ember_seed 94.88
76. meghanventura 78
77. JapanNewbie 74
78. risasun39 69.37
79. tonesvenn 68.35
80. mletterlejp 65.2
81. HanaYanaa 62.76
82. distefam 60.6
83. maryag 38
84. ayaneko31 33.86
85. Mirohan 32
86. firearnok 30.53
87. RinoaHeartilly_ 29
88. sizzlewriter 28
89. paboseki 25
90. pbadger 24
91. TheKwago 22.2
92. syreinrage 22
93. o7400 20.4
94. kenrickchien_jp 19
95. danielpwright 17
96. Nerienea 16
97. Bluemchenblatt 12.4
98. Moniiku 8.4
99. xatlasm 6.8
100. Jaylant 6.59
101. arthaey 6.47
102. don_rivers 4
103. _nicksan 3
104. Cush1979 2.54
105. SheepyAU 2.09
106. IvanMeredith 0.8

Congrats to qqkachoojp on winning this round! As usual I’d like to thank all our participants (even Ivan) for reading with us this month. We (suprisingly) managed to read 64798 pages nearly tying last round’s score of 65130.71 pages!

Round 2 Results

Thanks nac_est!

Medium Champs

  • jimjamjeniko read the most book pages with 1799 pages recorded.
    • honorable mention:  sloppier_r with 1789 pages
  • I, LordSilent, read the most manga with 7385 pages (a little over 34 volumes) recorded.
    • honorable mention:  Seizar86 with 6962 pages
  • loafyi read the most net pages with 698 pages recorded.
    • honorable mention: Little_strokes with 340 pages
  • qqkachoojp read the most fullgame screens with 16361 screens recorded.
    • honorable mention:  jyemenai with 1544 screens recorded
  • BlackDragonHunt read the most game screens with 35302 screens (Steins;Gate) recorded.
    • honorable mention:  Seizar86 with 20492 screens
  • loolnashi read the most lyrics with 150 recorded.
    • honorable mention: Squintox with 111 pages
  • jimjamjeniko watched the most subs with about 30.5 hours recorded.
    • honorable mention:  Kanjius with about 30 hours recorded.
  • legupli read the most news with 84 articles recorded.
    • honorable mention:  loafyi with 58 articles
  • revenantkioku read the most sentences with 5005 (!) recorded.
    • honorable mention:  loolnashi with 4961 sentences
  • Yakkoe read the most NicoNico comments with 74 minutes recorded.
    • honorable mention: TokyoBoysClub with 23 minutes
The next round’s register opens up on June 15th! Be on the look out for other mosts regarding the contest in the next month or so. See you guys in July!
edit:  If anyone is interested in participating in a challenge to starting to learn a new language check out http://6wc.learnlangs.com/ for more info.
and as always you guys are invited to join us in the irc channel! ( irc.rizon.net #ajatt)

多読コンテスト Round 2 For Dummies

…or not since I’m horrible at explaining things. A lot of this is going to be the same as the old post, new parts will be larger and bolded.

Round 2 starts on 4/1/2011 0:00:00 your time and ends on 4/30/2011 23:59:59 your time

Updating your score

As in the first round, we shall be using the TadokuBot to update our score*.

The biggest changes here are :

  1. You can have multiple updates per tweet.

    Place a semicolon between medium updates inorder to update multiple counts with 1 tweet.
    Ex: @TadokuBot 25 #book; 65 #manga; 36 #sentence
    If you forget the semicolon get ready to use the #undo function
  2. Updates must be in a certain format.

  3. Updates must be in the following format “@TadokuBot [number] #[optional tag like dr or language tag] #“. Reasoning for this explained in number 3.
  4. You can have other numbers in your update tweets.

  5. As long as you follow proper format, you can put extra number in your updates now. So “@TadokuBot 1789 #book; I read 3 books today in 1 sitting!” will work just fine.
  6. Languages other than Japanese

  7. If you are reading a language other than Japanese you will have to let the bot know by including the languages tag before the medium.
    Ex.”@TadokuBot 542 #fr #sentences”
  8. Submitting reading times for Subs and Nico

    Instead of calculating the minutes your self, you can now submit times using the following format “@TadokuBot H:MM #subs”. H being hour and MM being minutes. Seconds are ignored on purpose since they are worth 1/300th of a page in subs or 1/600th if its ニコニコ.

list of all the current tags

  • #book
    • #dr ( for Japanese use only)
  • #manga
  • #net
  • #fullgame
  • #game
  • #lyric
  • #subs
  • #news
  • #nico
  • #sentences
  • #undo
  • #[insert language here]
    • #fr – French
    • #de – German
    • #es – Spanish
    • #en – English
    • #kr – Korean
    • #th – Thai
    • #cn – Chinese
    • #it – Italian
    • #nl – Dutch
    • #pl – Polish
    • #el – Greek
    • #ru – Russian
    • #eo – Esperanto
  • #repeat

The rest of this is mostly copied from the last “how to” post.

The non medium tags explained
  1. #Undo will obviously be used when you make a boo-boo in your updating tweet. It will make it so that your last update never even happened. Usage is as follows: “@TadokuBot #undo I f’ed up” That last part is completely optional :p (Note: Please wait until the undo action takes place to update your score again)
  2. #Repeat was born from our new rule letting you re-read material for a smaller return (#fifth is the maximum) . Syntax goes like this: “@TadokuBot 200 #manga #fifth” #fifth could be #second or #third etc.
  3. #dr means double rowed and is to be used in case you have a book that is formatted like this. It gives a small boost (*1.48) to equal out the extra reading you are doing per page. #dr is only to be used with Japanese books and requires the #book tag to work. ( f’n BDH)

Where you stand

Q: “But Silent, how will everyone know my awesome score if I’m only tweeting what I’ve read in the last [insert time period]”

A: Fear not, everyone will know just how awesome you are because TadokuBot will tweet your completely calculated score [so you guys might want to follow it] when you update it. You can also always view the scores the old way on the ranking list(won’t be active until the competition starts).

(small note : the new system updates every minute)

* Currently working on another method of updating, hopefully will be up this weekend.

多読Contest Round 2, Register now open!

The register is open and waiting! The procedure is the same as last time “@Tadokubot #reg” minus the quotes. I’ll be keeping a list here but to view the super up to to date check here.

note: If your tweets are protected you will NOT be able to register/participate
note 2: Please inform me in your register tweet or here what language(s) you will be reading if its not Japanese.

  1. LordSilent
  2. Little_Strokes ← Round 1 winner! Reading Japanese and English
  3. BlackDragonHunt← Tadoku 1.0 winner!
  4. Bluemchenblatt
  5. nac_est
  6. Sakatsu
  7. HolySt4r Reading Japanese and English
  8. e_dub_kendo
  9. xatlasm
  10. takkie3 Reading English
  11. zhongruige Reading Chinese
  12. Yuffie89
  13. Yakkoe
  14. aiorral
  15. Seizar86 Reading Japanese and Korean
  16. Squallxyz
  17. veeontour
  18. don_rivers
  19. japaneseme
  20. chmijo
  21. tummai
  22. JapanNewbie
  23. meghanventura
  24. Kanjiwarrior
  25. jyemenai
  26. Cush1979
  27. Incorporeality Reading German, French, and Spanish
  28. qqkachoojp
  29. tonesvenn
  30. distefam
  31. k2yama
  32. KSaiydT
  33. Landorien Reading Japanese and German
  34. paboseki
  35. burritolingus
  36. i_Bassam Reading English
  37. loafyi
  38. TakehikoKoizumi
  39. TokyoBoysClub
  40. mletterlejp
  41. sandkatt
  42. emilyrct
  43. jsj2003
  44. Jaylant
  45. Squintox Reading Korean
  46. mikotoneko
  47. HanaYanaa
  48. momonigiri
  49. Nekesu Reading Japanese, Spanish, and Korean
  50. KudouUsagi
  51. RinoaHeartilly_
  52. skr1p7k1dd
  53. revenantkioku
  54. mochidzuki
  55. simhuman
  56. IvanMeredith
  57. Lorata
  58. loolnashi
  59. jimjamjeniko
  60. diogovk
  61. mikankun
  62. MrsMalone_emmie Reading English
  63. _nicksan
  64. o7400
  65. syreinrage
  66. peterjcarroll Reading Spanish
  67. Nerienea Reading Japanese and French
  68. crystalcampbell
  69. maryag
  70. bakunin3 Reading Thai
  71. doviende Reading German, Dutch, and Polish
  72. Reveriekun
  73. KiraKirai
  74. Mirohan
  75. giada51291 Reading Italian
  76. RichardMedh
  77. languageez
  78. qzchris Reading Chinese
  79. Junesun Reaching Chinese, Greek, and Dutch
  80. rachaeldarwin Reading Dutch
  81. sloppier_r Reading English and French
  82. thelanguagegeek Reading French and German
  83. ongakunoiro
  84. sade_wayan
  85. Zetsubou_Robert
  86. ayaneko31
  87. csnorris
  88. shyxormz Reading Japanese and English
  89. ember_seed
  90. legupli Reading Esperanto, Italian, and German
  91. starsandsea
  92. TheKwago
  93. sizzlewriter Reading Chinese
  94. firearnok
  95. hanikamiya
  96. samhy
  97. mirab3lla
  98. risasun39
  99. drahcir14
  100. penny_ffm
  101. msklang
  102. danielpwright
  103. aerielle
  104. kenrickchien_jp
  105. Moniiku
  106. pbadger
  107. wordmoth
  108. melitu
  109. arthaey
  110. togijoji

Currently have sentence per page averages for: Korean, Chinese, English, French, German, Dutch、 Russian, Italian, Spanish
Need: Greek ,Polish, Esperanto

Registration for 多読 2011 is open!

The register is finally open! In order to register for the contest all you have to do is tweet “@tadokubot #reg [insert hilarious quote]” minus the quotes of course. You should get a tweet if your registration is successful. TadokuBot is a bot I made especially for tadoku! I’ll be posting details about it shortly. I’ll be keeping a list here but it may be outdated. To see the SUPER REAL-TIME list please  check here.

Current list

  1. e_dub_kendo
  2. burritolingus
  3. xatlasm
  4. Kanjiwarrior
  5. lordsilent ←俺
  6. loafyi
  7. BlackDragonHunt ← Previous winner
  8. emilyrct
  9. mletterlejp
  10. IvanMeredith
  11. Landorien
  12. KSaiydT
  13. qqkachoojp
  14. Moniiku
  15. momonigiri
  16. pbadger
  17. srunnels
  18. tummai
  19. Seizar86
  20. Little_strokes
  21. nac_est
  22. fahadalassiry
  23. diogovk
  24. rtkbot
  25. Yuffie89
  26. LizLearns
  27. mikotoneko
  28. mullr
  29. languageez
  30. Lorata
  31. curryisyummy
  32. aiorral
  33. hotsw4p
  34. JapanNewbie
  35. Sakatsu
  36. don_rivers
  37. incorporeality (Reading French)
  38. takkie3 (Reading English)
  39. Little_Stro_ENG (Little_Strokes #2 reading English. I expect him to be a pile of ash at the end month)
  40. tonesvenn
  41. mikankun
  42. sandkatt
  43. crystalcampbell
  44. funshinefirefly
  45. ImaginaryJapan
  46. ShiiraShiira
  47. zhongruige (Reading Chinese)
  48. spinnningcat
  49. HanaYanaa
  50. jimjamjeniko
  51. Juniperarrow ← Winner of that other reading contest
  52. distefam
  53. Squallxyz
  54. claudiofreitas
  55. akemidoll
  56. Nekesu
  57. danchanman
  58. shyxormz
  59. Brokenvai
  60. Mirohan
  61. mattosumisu
  62. mattiasjp
  63. Infernatotely (reading Spanish)
  64. firearnok
  65. c_nak
  66. Bbvoncrumb
  67. jyemenai
  68. eigokitsune
  69. kenrickchien
  70. mysterycheez (reading Italian)
  71. jBalaam
  72. jamesnowonline
  73. stargateheaven
  74. SheepyAU
  75. MrsMalone_emmie (reading English)
  76. giada51291 (reading Italian)
  77. CSmiles55
  78. hyrulehippie
  79. maryag
  80. Maya1924
  81. Cush1979
  82. kaoskastle
  83. simhuman
  84. kkgtokyo
  85. izanameii
  86. kiriyama_s
  87. sloppier_r (reading English)
  88. petromelsan
  89. revenantkioku
  90. Wicket_French (reading French)
  91. entreview
  92. ayaneko31
  93. youngenstein
  94. BuSensei
  95. veeontour
  96. NeoSamurai05
  97. chmijo
  98. Bluemchenblatt
  99. hanikamiya
  100. paboseki
  101. emhornerbooks
  102. HedgeCRM
  103. KiraKirai

(note: the bot updates every 5 minutes)

(note2:let me know if you plan on participating but will be reading something other than Japanese)

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