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ygfperson
08-22-2002, 09:30 PM
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

Fordy
08-23-2002, 02:35 AM
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

face_master
08-23-2002, 03:35 AM
Good idea, i'm just not so sure it would work...

mithrandir
08-23-2002, 05:45 AM
How about email an FAQ document in text format to people when they register?

face_master
08-23-2002, 06:27 AM
Damn newbies...they'd probably block the address fro trying to get them to learn without pising somebody off

ygfperson
08-23-2002, 04:42 PM
reading through my thread again in the morning i realize i was doped up or dying or something... :D