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lashman

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spent most of the day play around with making a really simple bot that posts gaming news RSS feeds :)

now i only need to get my botsinspace account approved and will try deploying it

also - if you have any suggestions as to which websites i should include, that would be great :) the more the better
 

Li Kao

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spent most of the day play around with making a really simple bot that posts gaming news RSS feeds :)

now i only need to get my botsinspace account approved and will try deploying it

also - if you have any suggestions as to which websites i should include, that would be great :) the more the better
Would you curate the feed ?
 
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only as far as adding/removing sources

otherwise it would just automatically post everything they publish on their websites

why?
Call me Negative Nancy but I don't think I can think of a PC or even Console site that doesn't publish a huge chunk of shit. Maybe I'm too negative.
 

lashman

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Call me Negative Nancy but I don't think I can think of a PC or even Console site that doesn't publish a huge chunk of shit. Maybe I'm too negative.
yeah, that's true, but at least there won't be any clickbaity tweets (unless they also have clickbaity headlines)

otherwise i'd have to sit there and check every single article, and i just don't have the time to do that sort of thing :(
 
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I would like to make a bot of all the artist(s) from Japan that haven't migrated from Twitter yet just so I can keep up with the content I'm missing while on mastodon. I would prefer to use pixiv as my source since it would avoid using Twitter directly obviously.

My only issue is that my instance ( dot art ) doesn't allow for bots, even art focused ones. So I might have to find an instance that's pro bot that also isn't hurting too bad w/ regards to file storage.
 

lashman

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I would like to make a bot of all the artist(s) from Japan that haven't migrated from Twitter yet just so I can keep up with the content I'm missing while on mastodon. I would prefer to use pixiv as my source since it would avoid using Twitter directly obviously.

My only issue is that my instance ( dot art ) doesn't allow for bots, even art focused ones. So I might have to find an instance that's pro bot that also isn't hurting too bad w/ regards to file storage.
you should totally do it!

and botsin.space would probably be a good one ;)
 
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Li Kao

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There is a Mastodon user who only posts slightly NFSW pics of her legs and skirts.
I'm addicted :notlikethisblob:
And yeah, horny too. Didn't think I was still young enough for that.
 

lashman

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I have not tweeted since Elon bought the bird site.

Maybe i should sign up to Mastodon :)
absolutely! :)


Lol! I say this without any hint of irony and a legit life advice, you should get out more.
and touch grass :p
 

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Speaking of exciting I made a NSFW mastodon way back when tumblr went clean. I wonder if it still exists , can’t even remember which server it could have been.
 
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lashman

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Can you bot trailers too that are uploaded to Youtube by game companies? We have them on discord right?
theoretically, but that would have to be a separate bot, i guess

and i'm not sure if it's a good idea - most of them post way more stuff to their channels than just trailers
 
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lashman

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oh yeah if they post other random stuff then it'd be spammy
exactly, and there's really no surefire way to filter out ONLY trailers (without, you know, just checking every new link manually, but then it's not really a bot anymore, lol)
 
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things are going great
To be honest the way things are going I don't think Twitter will be up for much longer. The asshole who bough it seems to want it to run it to the ground faster than expected.

Changing the subject a little, do you know if I can create different lists of subjects I'm interested? As an example, I follow the #music as it is a way to discover some new music, but I don't want it always cluttering my whole homepage.
 
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Changing the subject a little, do you know if I can create different lists of subjects I'm interested? As an example, I follow the #music as it is a way to discover some new music, but I don't want it always cluttering my whole homepage.
unfortunately not

i mean - you CAN create different lists etc, but you have to follow an account if you want to add it to a list

but you CAN pin hashtags to columns (up to 5 hashtags per column) in the advanced web interface (and you don't have to follow those accounts then)
 
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unfortunately not

i mean - you CAN create different lists etc, but you have to follow an account if you want to add it to a list

but you CAN pin hashtags to columns (up to 5 hashtags per column) in the advanced web interface (and you don't have to follow those accounts then)
Thank you I will give it a try :)
 
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I transferred my account to a different server and i broke something lol
I ended up deleting the account. I will check back in the new year and get my head around this. :cold-sweat:
 
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yeah good to see Mozilla follow suit, Vivaldi has an instance and I use it instead of Chrome, but I don't know anyone else that does lol
 
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lashman

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yeah good to see Mozilla follow suit, Vivaldi has an instance and I use it instead of Chrome, but I don't know anyone else that does lol
i've seen a few people from the vivaldi instance "like" my stuff lately, not many though