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Offline flametail

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[Suggestion]RSS Bot
« on: September 18, 2011, 04:06:07 pm »
I would like to suggest adding a bot to post RSS feeds.
 
Like this SMF addon: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=624
 
I hope if it is added, that it will be available for free users.
 
I would like to use this to make it easier for me to post announcements.
 
Not sure if theres any more details I can or am supposed to provide, but if I missed something, just ask.

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Re: [Suggestion]RSS Bot
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 05:34:57 pm »
I built that addon but my fear it it would be abused. Forums would start be using used and the feeds still posted etc.
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Re: [Suggestion]RSS Bot
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 08:07:17 pm »
maybe there should be sign ups for it then?
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Re: [Suggestion]RSS Bot
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 07:11:54 pm »
Please? I hate to beg but, I use RSS to put out news, and I hate having to also forum post.
 
Perhaps only activiate it for select accounts, like mine for having the idea, and others for paying for it?
 
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 Forums would start be using used and the feeds still posted etc.
I am confused. If you meant stop, then why not exempt the bot account from usage checks? or w/e it is you do.

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Re: [Suggestion]RSS Bot
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 08:39:17 pm »
Essentially, usage checks check posts, not who posts them. If he enables it for "certain members" then it's going to be a paid feature.
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Re: [Suggestion]RSS Bot
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2011, 02:18:01 pm »
Perhaps only activiate it for select accounts, like mine for having the idea, and others for paying for it?
What you are missing here is in his reply (and he did mean "stop" in his reply)
Offering the use of the option as a paid addon would not stop what he was refering to.
Someone could pay for the feature, set it up then at some point decide to no longer use the forum service and not bother to disable the feed settings before deserting the forum

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Re: [Suggestion]RSS Bot
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2011, 02:42:58 pm »
Well, considering he custom codes everything.....
 
Give the bot an "expire" time. Every month, it sends off an email to the admin, reminding him/her to re-activate the bot. 5 days after that.....bot gets disabled, and the board continues dying.
 
Because, if someone is making the effort to go re-activate the bot......the board isn't dead is it?

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Re: [Suggestion]RSS Bot
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2011, 11:45:35 pm »
Perhaps only activiate it for select accounts, like mine for having the idea, and others for paying for it?
What you are missing here is in his reply (and he did mean "stop" in his reply)
Offering the use of the option as a paid addon would not stop what he was refering to.
Someone could pay for the feature, set it up then at some point decide to no longer use the forum service and not bother to disable the feed settings before deserting the forum
What about making it a monthly payment, that way if the forum is dead and the owner leaves, the owner will remember to cancel the payment disabling the bot
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