draft: true featured: true title: Make a Bot tags: software mastodon technology

i've been spending a lot of time on


lately, in my time here i've also come to appreciate the utility and joy of interacting with and operating bots. bots are automated users that can serve a variety of functions. i run


, but the api is compatible with

mastodon prime

, so this guide should apply equally for users of either fork.

the source code for this project is available


. pull requests welcome!