DEC

12TH

Effective Immediately: Scotty Doesn’t Know You Core Feature Disabled

Posted By: Scott Sousa

Categories: General, General Updates

No More Automated Replies

Well it’s come to this (for now only, I hope). Effective immediately, I am disabling replies from @scott to users who mention my name on Twitter. Unfortunately The Wrong Scott Bot (see below) was suspended almost immediately last night after enabling replies on that account. I know it was suspended for violating these terms. I’ve come to a point where I don’t want my personal Twitter account to be overwhelmed with replies anymore. I’m looking forward to getting back on track with regular tweeting. This site will still serve as a place to see my mentions but it will not automatically reply to anyone as of today.

Some Quick Stats

  • Visits from 82 different countries
  • I wont share the visitor numbers but 38.62% of traffic was direct
  • 13,500+ tweets captured (this will continue to rise as the site continues)
  • Nearly 8,000 replies served

Goodbye for Now

I was hoping to change the functionality of this site yesterday, however, I feel it is just best to disable the replies so I can get back on track. Here’s a copy of the draft I was writing last night:

It’s been a fun 2 years so far

I launched this website back in September of 2010. Little did I know, this site would serve nearly 8,000 tweets (replies) in that time. Some people like this idea and some people absolutely hate it. Whether you like the app or not, I feel that now is the time to change a few things. My career is evolving as well as my goals for my Twitter account. I’ll be tweeting more about web design and development as well as my personal happenings in the near future.

The Wrong Scott Bot

Back in 2010 I didn’t expect to serve nearly 8k tweets in 2 years. Unfortunately this oversight has caused my Twitter feed (@scott) to be loaded with a bunch of replies that resemble spam. I’ve recently received mentions that fall within two categories. I’d consider the first to be honest, and somewhat true: “This seems like a pretty poor use of the Twitter handle @Scotthttps://twitter.com/scott  (Dude in New Bedford, Mass.)”. The other type of mention shows that the service was of some use: “actually i sure did, appreciate the heads up!”.

My Twitter feed is flooded with responses and it is time for a change. For the time being, I am not shutting down this app, I am just changing it. I have created The Wrong Scott Bot (@wrongscottbot) which will be handling all of these mentions from now on. This will allow for at least 2 things with @scott: 1) my feed will not be cluttered with replies, and 2) my feed will now be filled with information and relevant responses only (yes, I’ll be tweeting more often).

No more double mentions

I’ve set up the app to now respond only once to everyone on Twitter. There will be no more double or triple responses. You’ll only get 1 mention from now on (test this functionality if you’d like).

More updates soon?

As my career has progressed, I’ve gotten more and more busy. I have some great ideas for this site/app, but those will have to wait a bit. I do plan on updating the functionality but I fear it will be a while until I find the time to do so (hopefully Twitter is just as popular then).

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SEP

21ST

Censorship

Posted By: Scott Sousa

Categories: General

As you may or may not have already noticed, I have tried to make this website “family friendly”. I’m not sure what the ages of the viewers of “Scott Doesn’t Know You” are but I’d like people of all ages to be able to enjoy the site. While I can’t control what people say on the Internet, I can control the way that it is displayed on this website. This was one of the first things that I had in mind when I was developing “Scotty Doesn’t Know You”.

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SEP

12TH

Welcome to Scotty Doesn’t Know You!

Posted By: Scott Sousa

Categories: General

Hello, and welcome to Scotty Doesn’t Know You! Here you will hopefully find out why Scott doesn’t know you. However, if Scott does know you, he will surely greet you kindly!

First a little background information:

Why did I create this site? This site was originally designed and developed to be a “gag” website. However, since it’s unofficial release on September 3rd, it has turned into more of an informational website. I created this site based solely on the amount of “mentions” that I (@scott) was receiving on Twitter. I receive an average of about two mentions per day, though this has been steadily increasing on a day-to-day basis. I hope that you get a couple of laughs while you are here. I also want to make sure that user’s tweets get to the right people, although it is good that my @scott feed never receives an “Inbox Full” alert.

I want to make it known that I am not responsible for the content of any link on this website. I cannot control what other people tweet. I am simply providing an index of tweets that have mentioned my name. Please use discretion when clicking on links to other websites.

Why Scotty? I chose to use “Scotty” instead of “Scott” because this site is somewhat based off of the song “Scotty Doesn’t Know” by Lustra (this is NOT my video upload). It was used in the movie Eurotrip. “Scotty Doesn’t Know” is not a song for children, so make sure that you have your headphones plugged in! The logo that I created is based off of first few lyrics in the song so if the “Fiona and me” part was confusing to you, now you know why I chose to incorporate it into the design. I normally don’t like to be called Scotty, but for this website, I guess I’ll have to let it slide.

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