An Idea on helping newbies read the FAQ

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    Just because ygfperson's Avatar
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    An Idea on helping newbies read the FAQ

    i've been thinking... yes, that time of month again

    let's say:
    • an account AutoMod was created
    • every day a person who signed AutoMod up runs this script
    • the script would use lynx (a text-mode web browser) and find questions with key words in them (like fflush(stdin) and void main())
    • if the post was deemed worthy by the script's programming, AutoMod will post an automatic response, usually one of the FAQ
    • if AutoMod screws up and answers a question incorrectly, a regular mod can always edit AutoMod out

    what do you think? the challenge would be finding the right criteria to deem a post answer-worthy

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    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
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    That would be more annoying than than the things you are trying to eliminate.......

    Also, as this board is licenced software it would probably stomp on this boards support agreement

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    Good idea, i'm just not so sure it would work...

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    How about email an FAQ document in text format to people when they register?

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    Damn newbies...they'd probably block the address fro trying to get them to learn without pising somebody off

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    reading through my thread again in the morning i realize i was doped up or dying or something...

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