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selver wrote (edited )

Yeah I will. I've got to make sure they are working right first. Then I'm going to set up a webpage so people can create their own without any coding knowledge, and I'll create a gitlab for everything.

edit: If people have any other sites they want auto-posted here, let me know. I need some more sites to test with. Anews? Democracy Now? (like /f/ItsGoingDown if you didn't see it)

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

This is exciting. Also a little scary!

If there's some way to do this well, it might be ideal to limit the possibilities for sites that get auto-loaded. Just because I'm not sure we want the site flooded with news that nobody wants to see.

One way to work with this is to have featured forums all as forums that are user-curated. And of course, people will now have to do more work subscribing to the forums they want to see if they want to exclude some sites.

But it might be that for now we want to encourage people to limit the sites they have bots load to be just from, say, w/Media, that might be worthwhile.

And each case of a bot uploading a site would need to be one site per forum, so that people can avoid it by not subscribing.

Interested to hear other people's thoughts on this :)

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I guess we should just have the community actively voting to remove/add specific bot-run forums so that we aren't spammed. I don't think that there are a lot of sites that most of us will agree on, but putting those on will reduce the work that people who post a lot have to do.

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ziq wrote (edited )

Instead of having everthing posted by one account, can there be a different account for each site? Otherwise the front page will look like one user posts everything.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

We should also have a separate account for each so that we can ban individual ones if need be.

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ziq wrote (edited )

For the bots to really be successful, they'd need to count the incidents of certain keywords like 'police' and then put the article in the most relevant forum i.e. f/acab. And if it doesn't find enough keywords, it shouldn't post it at all. Only a small percentage of articles on most sites are worth posting to raddle.

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selver wrote

Only a small percentage of articles on most sites are worth posting to raddle.

Agreed.

I should clarify, my intention for doing the site for people to do their own is that I don't want to be a gatekeeper for it. If /u/Tequila_Wolf, or other users that post a lot, want to set something up I don't want them to have to ask me (Tequila initially asked about it). I think the bots for creating self-post weekly threads (like Free Talk Friday) should be available for everyone, but I wouldn't be opposed to only approved users accessing the rss ones. I don't think an over-use of rss bots would be good for the site, I just think it could be useful in some cases and it's something I know how to do.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Something like that would be ideal - but in the meanwhile I do feel like there are a few sites I would be happy for all of their stuff to be posted here.

Like its going down, like sub.media, and there are probably a small handful of others.

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selver wrote (edited )

Yeah, I think there are really only a handful of sites that should have one.

Although another option could be setting up a private forum, where those forums don't show up on /all, /new, etc. unless specifically subscribed to. Avoid the clutter except for the people that do want every article from an rss, so they can just come here instead of checking every site individually.