Chkoupinator is creating Discord bots
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Hi, I'm Chkoupinator,

I am a 20 years old University student currently studying Computer Science, so far nothing really special. I however live in Algeria, an underdeveloped country in North Africa and as we speak now our minimal monthly wage is at 123€ or $144 and I would have to quit university to be able to get a job that would offer me something remotely close to that (I have already worked from 9am to 8pm 6 days a week to get 5€ a week). I could go on forever about how bad is Algeria but I think you get it.

I started Chkoupinabot as a hobby product to learn Python and do some cool stuff for the /r/Fortnite Discord server which I own, after a bunch of hundreds of hours poured into learning python and into rewriting the first versions which I wasn't really contempt with, I decided to invest my own money into a VPS thinking I would be able to use it for more than Chkoupinabot, however with over 12000 users and code that only gets longer and longer with the features I add into the bot, even for the bot the VPS is starting to show it's limit.

Being an extremely proud person I never accepted money from anyone and after having a bunch of people ask me for a Paypal or somewhere they could send me money I investigated and found out that Paypal is in fact banned from most known Algerian banks (that support € or $ which is already rare), I decided to make this Patreon out of curiosity and left it untouched not being able to post anything about it, until now.

So back to the project at hand, I honestly poured probably around 500 to 700 hours in the bot and in setting up the /r/Fortnite Discord throughout the different iterations and changes we brought into it, and I really loved doing so, for me seeing the community happy with the changes done is already a huge reward. However to keep working continuously on the project without taking any breaks is a pretty big challenge for me as a lot of the features I want to implement take a few dozen hours of thinkering and programming to implement and not being able to see any return from the first dozen hours of work makes it harder and harder to keep working and eventually make me fall into taking a break from lack of motivation and return.

Which is why I finally decided to come to Patreon for my project, the funds will be a way for whoever wants to believe and invest in the bot and the development of /r/Fortnite to give me a good reason enough to keep working no matter the results (or lack of them), depending on the monthly donations I will set up an amount of hours where I shall do nothing but work on the bot and the server, this would guarantee you a steady stream of new features on Chkoupinabot (on it's way to make every other bot obsolete :feelswokek:), it would also allow me to upgrade the VPS if necessary to run the bot or other things I would potentially need for the upcoming features of the bot, you will also gain a role on the /r/Fortnite Discord (non userlist and non colour, could potentially open a private channel for donators if requested).

Aside of the monetary help you could give you can also join the private Chkoupinabot testing channel and suggest features/discuss the current one or stress test the bot and find it's bugs. Note however that people that donate money will have a higher priority on their needs.

Thank you if you read all of this (or even if you didn't), you cannot imagine how much your support helps me (and again even simply vocal support) and motivates me.
Lots of love,
Chkoupinator.
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Hi, I'm Chkoupinator,

I am a 20 years old University student currently studying Computer Science, so far nothing really special. I however live in Algeria, an underdeveloped country in North Africa and as we speak now our minimal monthly wage is at 123€ or $144 and I would have to quit university to be able to get a job that would offer me something remotely close to that (I have already worked from 9am to 8pm 6 days a week to get 5€ a week). I could go on forever about how bad is Algeria but I think you get it.

I started Chkoupinabot as a hobby product to learn Python and do some cool stuff for the /r/Fortnite Discord server which I own, after a bunch of hundreds of hours poured into learning python and into rewriting the first versions which I wasn't really contempt with, I decided to invest my own money into a VPS thinking I would be able to use it for more than Chkoupinabot, however with over 12000 users and code that only gets longer and longer with the features I add into the bot, even for the bot the VPS is starting to show it's limit.

Being an extremely proud person I never accepted money from anyone and after having a bunch of people ask me for a Paypal or somewhere they could send me money I investigated and found out that Paypal is in fact banned from most known Algerian banks (that support € or $ which is already rare), I decided to make this Patreon out of curiosity and left it untouched not being able to post anything about it, until now.

So back to the project at hand, I honestly poured probably around 500 to 700 hours in the bot and in setting up the /r/Fortnite Discord throughout the different iterations and changes we brought into it, and I really loved doing so, for me seeing the community happy with the changes done is already a huge reward. However to keep working continuously on the project without taking any breaks is a pretty big challenge for me as a lot of the features I want to implement take a few dozen hours of thinkering and programming to implement and not being able to see any return from the first dozen hours of work makes it harder and harder to keep working and eventually make me fall into taking a break from lack of motivation and return.

Which is why I finally decided to come to Patreon for my project, the funds will be a way for whoever wants to believe and invest in the bot and the development of /r/Fortnite to give me a good reason enough to keep working no matter the results (or lack of them), depending on the monthly donations I will set up an amount of hours where I shall do nothing but work on the bot and the server, this would guarantee you a steady stream of new features on Chkoupinabot (on it's way to make every other bot obsolete :feelswokek:), it would also allow me to upgrade the VPS if necessary to run the bot or other things I would potentially need for the upcoming features of the bot, you will also gain a role on the /r/Fortnite Discord (non userlist and non colour, could potentially open a private channel for donators if requested).

Aside of the monetary help you could give you can also join the private Chkoupinabot testing channel and suggest features/discuss the current one or stress test the bot and find it's bugs. Note however that people that donate money will have a higher priority on their needs.

Thank you if you read all of this (or even if you didn't), you cannot imagine how much your support helps me (and again even simply vocal support) and motivates me.
Lots of love,
Chkoupinator.

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Chkoupinafan
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Your name will be added to the source code of Chkoupinabot!