Talk:Main Page/Archived 2007 Feb

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Is there any way to automate "Recent Submissions"? I never update it, and it seems no one else does either, but the main page would be a bit lacking if it was removed... --MindlessXD 19:55, 1 January 2006 (PST)

I'm going to try and edit one of the scripts I have to go through recent submissions and look for ones that match 'lyric' pages format (IE: Artist:Blah with no year and a new edit.) My lack of ability comes in knowing how to write a perl script to interface with the wiki itself, right now I've got a few scripts that generate wiki information from information on my own hard drive, but, all the data still has to be put in manually. If there's any scripting pros out there that can help me figure this out, I'd greatly appreciate it :). --Nanenj 20:17, 1 January 2006 (PST)

Got a script to generate the text there from the recent submissions, but it neither gathers the information to parse, nor posts on it's own :( --Nanenj 20:38, 1 January 2006 (PST)

If you can get it to post on its own, the easiest thing to do would be to include a template in the main page and have the bot update the template. --MindlessXD 22:18, 2 January 2006 (PST)
I have to plead ignorance, can you explain more? --Nanenj 07:19, 3 January 2006 (PST)
Have your bot update this page. That should be easier than updating the main page, since your bot won't have all the other stuff on the main page to deal with. --MindlessXD 07:52, 3 January 2006 (PST)
Ah, good idea. :) I actually got it updating the main page, I think we just kinda clashed as I had it run an update right after you made the template edit :P. --Nanenj 07:57, 3 January 2006 (PST)

Albeit might be undergoing a name change, it appears to be working pretty well. I've got a few small hacks in there to keep it from posting the wrong type of submissions. So, it might occasionally do something odd, but, otherwise, seems to be good. --Nanenj 08:05, 3 January 2006 (PST)

A peculiar thing I've noticed, it's only picking up your edits ... Lyrikibot likes you. :o --Nanenj 08:15, 3 January 2006 (PST)