Merely turns 3! Here's some exciting news...

Authored by Yiays on May 14, 2020
Merely turns 3! Here\'s some exciting news...

As of the 3rd of May, merely has been in development for three years. A lot has been achieved in this time, and a lot of new exciting stuff is right around the corner!

Before the turn of the third year of development, I updated the changelog to fill in all the gaps of development history, you can read it here if you're curious.

Currently being tested in beta is a new overhaul of the meme submodule; soon, any server owner will be able to have a designated channel where people can add memes to MemeDB and they can also subscribe channels to search terms! This means whenever a new meme fits the criteria of a search, it will be posted in the subscribed channel!

Upcoming Features

With these new features comes a set of new commands and extensions on old ones. I'll walk through some of the in development commands now.

Adding and managing a meme source

  • m/memesource add - adds the current channel as a memesource, meaning whenever a meme is posted, merely will ask for some metadata (tags, categories, descriptions and transcriptions of text and voice) - there will be a requirement for a certain amount of metadata before memes are accepted, but it won't be much..
  • m/memesource preset - lists presets, these are collections of categories and tags suitable for a meme (eg. 'edgy', 'anime' or 'fnafposting') - these can save you, and other members of your server - time when providing metadata for memes.
  • m/memesource remove - removes this channel as a memesource, merely will no longer collect memes from this channel.

Advanced meme search

To make subscribing channels to meme searches decent, a more advanced search had to be implemented, here's the syntax at the moment...

m/meme edge:1 category:cursed tag:minecraft -tag:children will get you 🌶(SFW) cursed minecraft memes without children.

With this knowledge, you can now create custom searches to subscribe a channel on your Discord server to a daily feed of memes!

Adding and managing a meme subscription

For this example, pretend you have a #general channel, an #edgy channel and a #minecraft channel, here's how to get everything other than edgy or minecraft memes in your general channel;

  • In #general: m/memefeed add edge:1 -tag:minecraft
  • In #edgy: m/memefeed add edge:2
  • In #minecraft: m/memefeed add tag:minecraft

With this, you'll get quality memes in all three channels without any overlap. Just don't forget to contribute your own, and provide as much metadata as you can!

Edit: An update on this as of October 2021; it's looking more and more like MemeDB might become it's own Discord bot independant of merely.