This post is more fun than a serious development contribution but hey... maybe someone is in a similar situation and wants to use it.
The situation is the following: @the-magic-frog (as well as @der-zauberfrosch and @grenouille) publishes a post everyday, containing a story that evolves with every post. So the posts are more or less identical, except that everyday a new short part is added. That's simply how the project it works. You can also read the story on the website.
I won't explain the whole project here now. To learn more about it go to the-magic-frog.com.
The reason for this contribution is that @cheetah often times comments on posts that are not at all plagiarism, which starts to become a little bit annoying now, in my case.
So at a certain point of progress @cheetah considers each post to be copied from the website or an earlier post.
I commented multiple times and asked to whitelist those accounts. Unfortunately there hasn't been any reaction so far. So I automated this task with this little auto-responder.
At first the code was specific for The Magic Frog project. This is now the master branch.
It handles all the frog accounts in one script but I thought that maybe someone else can need this little helper too, so I opened a new branch with a general purpose version.
The script looks for the latest post of a given account and then looks for a comment from @cheetah. If there is one and the given account has not yet replied to that comment, the script does that, based an a template that you must provide.
How to use
Node.js must be installed an then do the following:
git clone https://github.com/mktcode/cheetah-cmon.git cd cheetah-cmon git checkout general-purpose npm i export POSTING_KEY=... export ACCOUNT=...
ACCOUNT is of course the account that the bot should watch and look for a @cheetah comment to reply to.
POSTING_KEY is the posting key of that account, so the bot can post the reply.
Now create a
comment.md in the root directory of the project. In this file you put your comment, that you want to be automatically published whenever @cheetah comments on your latest post.
Dear @cheetah, please consider whitelisting my account...
The cronjob can look like this:
# run every hour 0 * * * * . /home/<user>/cheetah-cmon.conf; /usr/local/bin/node /home/<user>/cheetah-cmon/index.js >> /home/<user>/cheetah-cmon/cheetah-cmon.log
export POSTING_KEY=... export ACCOUNT=...
- Automatically down- or upvote @cheetah's comment :P
Simply submit a PR but please only on the general-purpose branch. ;)