Talk:Drinking Players Across Hunter

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Should we delete from this list those who :

  1. Are no longer pirates, or
  2. Have not played for, say, >1 year?

Jlh0605 10:16, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

I reckon so, yes. We had a similar conversation about Skellie Hunters Across Viridian... I guess this one is a little easier to manage. =) --Belthazar451 11:00, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps somebody could write a program that attempts a /w on each pirate (or some other way to tell if the pirate exits), and either delete them from the list, or, that being too hard, makes a list of the pirates not existing. (Perhaps use something similar to the Skellie Alert program to do it?) 'Twould be far easier to delete a mere handful of names from me fancy list than for me to be lookin' up each pirate meself. Methinks that's what computers were made fer. Jlh0605 14:06, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
I pondered that, but I didn't relish the effect of doing a thousand /w commands in one go. --Belthazar451 21:23, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
If the pirate no longer exists, it can be removed from the list. If the pirate has just been dormant, even if it has been for more then a year, then they need to stay on the list. -- Cedarwings (talk) 23:06, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
I went through (this page, not the many others that need to have this done to them) and only deleted those that don't exist. I did NOT delete those who were inactive (although there were many.) Jlh0605 09:09, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Note that, to my knowledge, third party programs need to be approved by OOO before being used. I'd figure that'd be especially true for something that uses the client to send commands to the server. --Thunderbird 23:30, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
I completely agree with you. However, there are programs such as QM and the aforementioned SkellieAlert that do just that. Jlh0605 12:02, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
That goes to show that it's not impossible to get OOO approval for programs like that. -- Faulkston 01:33, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
Indeed it does. I just wish I could write a program like that .... *sigh* Back to school! Jlh0605 09:04, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
On a related note, is there anybody that can program well that could write a program that randomly picks a pirate from this page and sends them a tell asking if they want to play? Perhaps send one message every 10 seconds, make the user click a button to send another message, etc. I can think of all the details of how it would be run, but can't write it myself. (Of course, this is assuming OOO would approve of the idea). Jlh0605 13:15, 21 October 2008 (UTC)