Chaturfier v1.20.0: Notification limits!

Oct 11, 2019 Chaturfier Release, Technical

From its inception I have run Chaturfier without limitations on the number of alerts and notifications. For a long time that wasn't a problem, but - as was to be expected - sooner or later there are always some people that want to use more than everybody else. More alerts and notifications means usage of more system's resources. So much more that this starts to impact the experience of everyone else. This I cannot allow.

I have done a bit of research and here are the results. For a segment of Chaturfier's user-base, the following two graphs show the number of defined alerts (vertical) per user (horizontal) - for both Twitter and Email. As you can see there is a small number of people who have an exuberant amount of alerts.

Number of Twitter alerts defined, per user:

Number of Email alerts defined, per user:

Chaturfier was never intended for the purpose of following hundreds and even thousands of broadcasters and receiving notifications for all of those. The idea was to define alerts ONLY for those few exceptional models that you don't want to miss. I myself have only about 10 alerts defined and receive notifications for only a handful. That is enough. Most people use Chaturfier like this.

Also, the high alert usage by some people is one of the factors that caused Twitter alerts to go down, as reported before.

So, with all that in mind, I will put a cap on the number of notifications that Chaturfier will send to each user within a 24 hour window.

The notification limit will be set to 25 Twitter DM's and 150 Email messages.

Mind you: this limit is per user, per channel (Twitter/Email), per day.

You may still define more alerts, should you wish to, but once the limit is reached, Chaturfier will stop sending you notifications for the rest of the 24-hour period.

With these limits Chaturfier will work more smoothly for everybody and only a tiny fragment of everyone using it will notice something of this change. Those people should consider reviewing their alerts and cleaning them up with new or re-found priorities in mind...

I, of course, reserve the right to change those limits in the future, should that become necessary.

For the time being there is no paid premium account for upgrading those limits. I may consider this, when requested.