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Nov. 17th, 2004

04:08 pm - Woefully lax

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Date:November 23rd, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC)

I got it done, but it requires a password, and isn't very friendly to use. Also, there's a better way to download comments then the one I used (screen scraping the 'read comments' page). Especially since my method doesn't get all the comments in a post that's been highly commented on.

I don't have a problem with trying to make one that doesn't require a password because, as you pointed out, it just automates a manual process. Heck google probably does it weekly.

But, the time I have for such a thing is very limited. And, I'm not sure if there are any nice programmer oriented interfaces for getting all that stuff for a user other than the logged in user. I made use of a couple of such for my journal downloader.

I could probably be persuaded to post the code for mine up someplace. Right now, the username and password are embedded in the code, so I could either fix it to take them as command line parameters, or just blank them out. It's written in Python.

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Date:November 24th, 2004 04:49 am (UTC)
At the least it sounds like the basis for something that I could develop into the tool that I need. Well, I'd have to learn Python, but what's another new language?

I could probably be persuaded to post the code for mine up someplace.

I'd really appreciate it if you would - but no urgency, right? Thank you!
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