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Want to create a script that'll queue up all the images in a directory. Ban risk?

Discussion in 'Tumblr' started by ragnarkar, Sep 10, 2015.

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  1. ragnarkar

    ragnarkar Registered Member

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    I've started to dabble with the Tumblr API and I'd like to try using creating a script that'll allow you to take the contents of a folder and queue up all the images in it. (Of course, if you're over the 50/day or 300 limit, then it'll just randomly select some images until you've reached the limit.)

    I have loads of images I'd like to queue up to post to my Tumblr but it's quite cumbersome doing it manually. If I do use such a program, would I risk getting banned (assuming I don't do anything else out of the line)?

    Version 1.0:

    At a minimum, I want to automatically queue up images from the contents of my folder on my hard drive. No links or tags.

    Version 2.0:

    I'll add relevant tags to each image - the same set of tags. I'll only select images that pertain to those tags to be queued up each time.

    Version 3.0:

    In addition to tags, I'll also include a link in the image to follow my blog: hxxp://tumblr.cxx/follow/myblog. I'll also put something in the description that says (Love this image? Please follow my blog by clicking the picture.)

    Am I playing with fire if I do any of these? (assume no VPN)
     
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    There are already softwares and services that do all that.
    Why would you bother making another script?
     
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    ragnarkar Registered Member

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    Because I can program and don't want to spend any money at least not initially until I know what I'm doing.
     
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    I have a similar script for Twitter- just couldn't find the right thing so wrote (a crude one) myself. Don't know enough about tumblr though unfortunately....
     
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    Why would he bother wasting money when he doesn't need too?
    You don't go around paying for services if you have the time & ability to do it yourself.
     
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    If you are doing this solely for the purpose of continuing to develop your coding skills it likely has value. If you're doing it to save money there are better more creative solutions which are also free. The most obvious of which involves implementing some IFTTT modules and using a blog, or twitter, or something else as a scheduling mechanism.

    Others are basically saying your intention is to re-invent the wheel. Solutions already exist which are free, but once again ... if developing skills this makes perfect sense to me. It even can make since if coding is just fun for OP. I know a lot of people who simply enjoy writing code and trouble-shooting problems, so do your thing OP if you choose. Just do keep in mind, someone already made this wheel once.
     
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    Who said anything about paying, when you have free:
    - service like iftt
    - tampermonkey scripts

    Use google guys, before jumping on my replies.
     
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    so to answer your questions, rather than say don't code it (actually do code it, you will learn some things and get it to work just how you want it)


    no, you can queue all you want




    now you are into marketing territory which is against the TOS. If you include a footprint "same description" with each image, include the same link, you could get a ban. It seems on some sites it is fine, so not. Loads of factors, niche, account age, but a ban will come eventually - this is tumblr after all
    why this makes a difference if using a single account? In fact may be worse, a residential IP (your home IP) is better than a VPN IP, which may be known and be used by others for spamming
     
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    ragnarkar Registered Member

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    Thanks, rootjazz. I'm thinking of randomly including the "follow" link on my images, say only 10% of them. It'll seem unnatural if I'm posting out hundreds of pics and have the same link on all of them. That's one of the reasons I want to program it myself considering I have some basic programming skills - I can customize it to run however I want although I may experiment using one of the existing bots at first to get a feel.