[squeak-dev] Re: Adding a Quora bot on the #squeak IRC channel

Simon Michael simon at joyful.com
Thu Feb 24 17:28:06 UTC 2011

Hi Alexandre.. I think it's a good idea. I've added squeakquorabot,  
which polls hourly and will announce new questions (and hopefully not  
updated ones, we'll see.)

(Also I've made squeaksobot poll stack overflow hourly instead of  
every six hours. This one does announce old updated questions as well  
as new ones, but I think this is a small enough problem to ignore.)

Don't let this stop you writing a smarter squeak-based bot, or  
reviving an existing one; it's a nice real-world project.

Cheers - Simon (sm)

On Feb 24, 2011, at 2:02 AM, Alexandre Jasmin wrote:

> Hello Simon,
> Ken Causey on IRC tells me that you are running the squeaksobot on the
> #squeak IRC channel.
> I think its a good way for the Squeak community to notice questions
> from Stackoverflow and help us reach a wider audience.
> I also noticed that some Smalltalk questions have been posted on the
> general Q&A site Quora.
> There is an RSS feed at http://www.quora.com/Smalltalk/rss
> Though there are only a few questions so far I think they don't get
> much visibility. It could be interesting to see future questions from
> Quora on the IRC channel as well so that qualified people can get to
> them.
> I was thinking about writing such a bot myself but your squeaksobot
> may already be able to post entries from other RSS feeds.
> What do you think?

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