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[DISCUSS] It's possible to create an RSS feed for any subreddit, and it's possible to create a bot to repost the feed in Raddle forums. Would we want to do that? e.g. r/COMPLETEANARCHY

Submitted by Tequila_Wolf in lobby (edited )

https://www.reddit.com/r/COMPLETEANARCHY/new.rss
We could make it a copy forum f/COMPLETEANARCHY that doesn't copy the comments, just the title, text, and the link in each post made. Also just noting the username of the original reddit user somewhere would be nice.

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surreal wrote

i can help with the code. it should be easy.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Thanks! Presently we have some code, here.

We've had to stop it from posting because it reposts a lot though - we had u/ThreadBot post to f/itsgoingdown and u/CrimeBot f/CrimethInc but it was posting each post so many times it wasn't viable - I'm not sure why. It might be that the RSS was republishing the articles? If you want to look at / work on that, that'd be cool! Might want to check in with u/selver, who I think put together the original code here?

Unfortunately I know little about how this stuff works.

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selver wrote

I believe the issue was that those rss feeds keep reposting articles for some reason. Maybe every time they are edited? I didn't have much free time & stopped paying attention to it for a while, so I'm not sure.

I can try to fix the code up and throw together a subreddit crossposter later tonight.

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surreal wrote

why do you use selenium and not just http requests btw? selenium is pretty heavy

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selver wrote

Selenium + Scrapy is just what I've used for this kind of stuff before (for stuff that did need selenium), so I can do it pretty fast. Didn't look into other options before coding it.

If you've got an easier way with http requests I'd love to see an example.

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ziq wrote

Even copying the comments would be fine with me. Steal that shit.

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selver wrote

Should create a bot to then post our responses here to the Reddit link haha. Force their users to join us

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ziq wrote

Yeah that would rock. It could sign all those comments -posted via raddle.me the home of anarchy or something.

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selver wrote

It'd probably be a big project to code, but that could be the easiest way to get more people on here. Make it like a Reddit proxy for a couple of the good radical subreddits, give people less of a reason to need Reddit.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Ah, I don't think I knew that. Well, if anybody wanted to make things complicated (and I don't know if this is possible), but getting the bot to put the image onto coinsh.red and reposting that link could potentially be a thing?

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ziq wrote

It works in mobile, just forces it in low res so if there's text it's unreadable sometimes.