Global Blacklist API Now Support D-Tube's Blacklist

in utopian-io •  6 months ago 

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The Global Blacklist API is a personal project I work on to provide a consumable API interface to my blacklist as well as other blacklist projects.

Projects can choose which blacklists they want to use and are not limited to just my blacklist. For example SteemCleaner's real-time list available as well.

Global Blacklist API 2.0 added major performance changes as I received better endpoints for the blacklists I support.

This update adds dynamic support to @dtube's blacklist.

Dynamic Blacklists Supported

  • BuildAWhale
  • SteemCleaners
  • Utopian-IO
  • Redeemer
  • MinnowBooster
  • Actifit
  • Oracle-D
  • Smartsteem
  • D-Tube (new)

The Global Blacklist API is a dynamic real-time API that exposes the above 9 blacklists via an easy to use interface. There may be up to a 30-minute delay before our API exposes changes to one of the above blacklists. More blacklists for well-known projects are being integrated and will be announced when available.

Over 50% of Steem dApps use the Global Blacklist API in some form.

How to use Global Blacklist API

Endpoint

http://blacklist.usesteem.com/

/user/{username}/

Method: GET
Description: Query user blacklist status
Example: http://blacklist.usesteem.com/user/shanedawson
Sample Response:
{"user":"shanedawson","blacklisted":["steemcleaners","dtube", "buildawhale"]}

/blacklist/{blacklist}/

Method: GET
Description: Query for Specific Blacklist
Example: http://blacklist.usesteem.com/blacklist/dtube
Sample Response:
[Full D-Tube blacklist]

/blacklists

Method: GET
Description: Query for All Unique Blacklisted Users
Example: http://blacklist.usesteem.com/blacklists
Sample Response:
[All users blacklisted across all blacklists]

Choice

As a user of the Global Blacklist API, you can choose which blacklists you want to subscribe to. As other blacklists are added you only need to update your blacklist choices. I recommend using a configuration parameter that allows you to easily specify what lists you want to look for, or just check if the user is on any blacklist.

Integration with Blacklist Notifier Chrome Extension

The Blacklist Notifier Chrome Extension fully supports the Global Blacklist API and provides curators an easy way to know if a user is on a blacklist and which one.

The Chrome extension supports the following Steem front ends:

  • Steemit.com
  • SteemPeak
  • Steeve.app
  • Pariko
  • Busy.org
  • Actifit
  • PALNet (new)

The Blacklist Notifier is supported with Google Chrome & Brave browsers, Firefox support may come in the future.

Do you use the Global Blacklist API?

If you use the Global Blacklist API in your product or service, please reach out and let me know so I can gather a comprehensive list of projects supporting it. Last time I checked over 50% of popular dApps used the Global Blacklist API in some form.

Licensing

The Global Blacklist API is completely free to use for any Steem project. No fees are charged for its use.

Contribution

If you maintain a blacklist, please contact me on Steem.chat or Discord to be added. I will develop support for your blacklist and list it without charge.

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Hi @themarkymark,

Another excellent contribution and update on the Global Blacklist API.

The fact that you've created a way for anyone to query all the blacklists at once and get results is monumental and was from the first day your API came out. It's just a shame that more projects aren't keeping their own blacklists with due diligence and aren't integrating them.

For the normal user, the Chrome Extension is key. This should be the norm across all curators, particularly those with substantial leverage and SP. Too many scammers end up getting accidentally curated and fooling those voters who aren't realizing their true intent. Everyone should have that extension installed and remain vigilant.

At the same time, I see below in the comments there's a lot of users who dislike the API. My take on that is complaining in comments isn't the right way to move forward, particularly since querying specific lists is possible with the API. Therefore projects who want to omit a particular blacklist are able to thanks to the thoughtful way you put the API together.

If you're looking for ideas, including additional examples of how projects can code in the API requests would be optimal. Many projects out there have inexperienced developers so the more documentation that exists the better.

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Thank you for your review, @guiltyparties! Keep up the good work!

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Solid, seeing projects and programs such as this honestly gives me hope for steemit, palnet and further branches that come off on steem. Cool to see Dtube added. I believe they are rolling out their own token soon? I plan on posting more videos on there soon.