This is the first time OCRbot has been updated since October 25th :blobcatsurprised:

@Authoritimmy @fructose_dealer @Ophillous @dragon i know this is way too late but yeah, that was a dumb mistake in the code, the function that was supposed to strip out mentions was disabled

i fixed it soon after finding out, but if this ever pops up again, be sure to let me know

@comradetaylorswift OCRbot does support other languages (by invoking it like @ OCRbot japanese), but unfortunately support for fictional ones isn't here yet :blobbun_mlem:

After what feels like forever, OCRbot has received a minor update. The code has been cleaned up, and I've written a guide explaining the various potential error messages:

So if you've ever received an error message from OCRbot without knowing why, this should help.

Cleaning up the code makes it easier to introduce changes later, and makes me feel more comfortable about OCRbot's stability.

If you encounter any issues, let me know, either by tagging this profile, my main account, or sending me an email at

@pie It should update every two hours. I'll fix that wrapping thing now

@pie I feel like that's outside the scope of FediBooks. It does sound like an interesting idea, but it wouldn't really match the idea of the project. Sorry :patcat:

FediBooks will now display your bot's profile picture on the home page. I know this is a small feature, but every little UX improvement matters!

I'm really looking forward to creating Docker and Yunohost packages. I have little Docker experience and none with Yunohost, so this should be fun!

There's a bug that prevents FediBooks from downloading Pleroma posts, which I suspect will be an easy fix. After that, my project goals are:
. Fetching profile pictures
. mstdn-ebooks import
. Docker
. Yunohost
. Misskey support

Is there anything else you'd like to see soon?

Pleroma support is fixed, and it's now possible to create bots on Pleroma instances.

As Pleroma does not currently support fine-grained app permissions, FediBooks will require full read and write access to your account. You may look through the source code to verify that these permissions are not used maliciously.

What would you like to see next implemented in FediBooks?

Future updates to this thread will be done from this account to reduce clutter on people's timelines.

Speaking of updates, FediBooks will now show you how many minutes remain until your bot next posts something.

for those who've been following along with this thread, i'm sure you've seen that it's been quite a ride!

once the mstdn-ebooks import functionality is done, i'll be shutting down my paid hosting service after a week. this means i'm cutting off the income source i mainly use to pay for the server.

if you'd like to donate, you can do so here:

there are currently no donor benefits, although patreon pledgers (to any tier) will get early access to my lynne teaches tech posts.

thanks for considering!

As you will have seen if you've been following my maini account, FediBooks is now live.

You can now sign up for a free account and create your own ebooks bot(s) at

This is not the same as the old FediBooks project, it just uses the same name.

Okay, I've fixed mstdn-ebooks' compatibility with Pleroma.

If you're getting me to host your ebooks bot(s), there's nothing you need to do.

If you're hosting your own (or someone else is hosting yours for you), you only need to do anything if any of the users your bot learns from use Pleroma. In that case, you need to delete `toots.db` and restart the reply service.

Thanks for understanding.

New in mstdn-ebooks: You can now specify a custom location for the config.json file.

@goat has just added support for asking ebooks bots to un/pin their posts. simply reply with
@botname pin
@botname unpin
and it'll do it for you!

this feature isn't quite perfect yet, and i'm in the process of reauthenticating all the bots i manage to work with this new update! :toot:

you might have noticed OCRbot handles "dark theme" images better. this is because of a recent feature added by @roxxers :toot:

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