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Ninja Master!
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If you haven't noticed, Arcy has installed an article bot. It browses RSS feeds and keeps track of the current news on various sites.

Judging from the current posts, it tracks PocketNews and Bulbanews. ^^

Where the article is from is linked in the post, and a note is left in the thread title. Ex: [PocketNews] or [BulbaNews]


Feel free to discuss the articles!
 
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Yeah, I'll try to delete copy/junk posts. :)

I'll try merging some too if they're copies...
 
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I'll let everyone know right now that I hate this thing. I'm going to delete the old topics it's posting right now because it's spamming up the forum with stuff no one is going to discuss anymore.
 
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Yeah, sorry about that. It'll be a little fiddly for the first little while, but it should stabalize soon enough.

Maybe I should remove BulbaNews from the bot, seeing as we'd be posting those ones manually when we put the articles up anyway...
 
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Still nice to have it relay in here, because not everything gets cross posted.
 
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Friggin stupid. I learn it's some shithead's birthday, and I can't edit/delete the posts.
 
It's tasting time!
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I was wondering why it posted some people's birthdays. I seriously don't see the point of posting that kind of stuff here.
 
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Because it's pulling from the main news feeds of other sites. Some sites (say arlongpark for One Piece, or PKMN.co.uk) like to put community stuff in their news sections. We bring it in, we look like idiots.
 
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Delete the junk posts - it'll be nice once it gets all caught up and stuff.
 
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I vote for "not useful at all"
 
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*Deletes all feeds from the bot other than BN, PN and PPN*
 
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Hmmm. ArticleBot can't handle UTF-8... and is still posting old news.
 
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It'll catch up eventually. There is only so much on the rss feeds. :/
 
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I should've just set it to post them all at once initially or something. Ah well. Won't be much longer until it's working like intended.
 
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hmmm, it seems to be magically converting HTML to BBcode now...
 
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