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Spacehey Scanner + Bot

Tired of endlessly clicking on a cool looking profile, only to find that you 2 have very little to nothing in common? I got frustrated with this process myself, and decided to develop a solution.

Enter Spacehey Scanner, a webscraping tool to return profile links based on keywords. Setup is relatively simple; Install Python along with the relevant packages, and edit the .env file. It is a pretty lightweight script that you can run in the background. (More detailed installation instructions are included in the readme.)

Along with this, it is licensed under the MIT License, meaning you have full rights to improve, copy, and use it at your leisure.

You can forward any questions or concerns in an issue, Spacehey IMs, or other methods of contact.

link to the thing beep boop


Spacehey Scanner has been integrated into a Discord Bot that you can host yourself! The projects are still separate so you can decide how you want to use it but the Bot allows you to select a channel for it to send links to! Exciting!!! here's the link to that!

UPDATE 2 (Terminal Interface!!)

Spacehey Scanner now has a simple terminal interface, making things like editing the .env file automated and MUCH easier. The guide in the readme has been updated accordingly.

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диалга's profile picture

i may not be a developer but here is a disclaimer to people who use macos or chromeos: there are no instructions on how to install spacehey-scanner for these operating systems and probably will not work :( (only windows and linux for the time being)

however i can try to dumb down the installation instructions for people using windows as i had trouble understanding some of it

download the zip file ( https://github.com/rainydevzz/spacehey-scanner/archive/refs/heads/main.zip ) and extract to any folder you want
install python ( https://www.python.org/downloads/ ) and run the executable file when it is finished downloading, when you enter the setup click "add to path" as seen in the corner and install
go to the folder where you extracted main.zip and open example.env to change keywords to your liking (seperated by spaces and commas), when youre done editing it rename the file to just ".env"
right click and click "open in terminal", when you are in the terminal use type the command "pip install -r requirements.txt" and press enter, and finally to run it just type "python main.py" (also pressing enter)

hopefully this is easier to understand

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went ahead and pinned this just in case others have issues following the instructions in the readme. I will probably update the guide a little bit and use this for inspiration. Lastly the only reason why there are no instructions for Mac or ChromeOS is simply I don't have the ability to test the software on these OSs.
Thanks for commenting and I hope you enjoy the tool!

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You probably could run it on ChromeOS, as you can set up a Debian container in the settings.

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Is there any way to do this on an android device?? :((

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you can follow the guide here to install and set up, follow it up to after you execute "python -m venv venv", then run "pip install -r requirements.txt", then "python main.py". to check the file, kill the script with ctrl+c (Termux has a ctrl option) then run "cat cool.txt"

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Is there any way to do this on an android device?? :((

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Spacehey Scanner offers a promising solution to the frustrating process of finding like-minded individuals on social platforms. With its user-friendly setup and open-source nature, it empowers users to connect more meaningfully. Exciting times ahead for online networking! calsolarworks.com

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AI ass comment

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Super cool! I'll have to add more text to my profile so people can scan me! XD

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The space is space if hey thr space does?

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YAN!!!!!!!!'s profile picture

this is a really cool idea! definitely will keep this running whenever i decide to fish for more cool profiles

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