Can you follow yourself?
okay, so here's the deal.
I'm creating a bot that runs as a user to do it's thang.
one of the thangs i want it to do is run as me and add custom "emoji" to my posts by looking for things lik :do_not_want.avi: and replacing that with an image link to an appropriate reaction GIF.
so what i want to know is, is there a supported way for the bot to be running as @accalia, and be informed of matters every time @accalia of another session makes a post so it can go and do the edit if needed?
Hm... I'd probably just periodically ping https://community.nodebb.org/api/user/accalia/posts and parse posts that are new.
Otherwise I'd build a NodeBB plugin, but I have a feeling your bot is... outside of the site and its plugins
That's an interesting undertaking. I look forward to hearing more as this project develops.
I'd probably just periodically ping https://community.nodebb.org/api/user/accalia/posts and parse posts that are new.
that's about what i thought as well, I was hoping to avoid having to do that as i wanted to avoid putting undue strain on the server by doing a tight poll, but at the same time wanting to make the edits seamless... I will have to think on this some more i guess
I have a feeling your bot is... outside of the site and its plugins
it is indeed. expect a launch announcement soon once i finish cleaning it up and getting test coverage (oh and writing some documentation too.)
if you want a preview it is on github
(provided you're in the right room)
that's actually what got me to thinking i could do this.
See my bot doesn't actually ever enter a room and in my testing seems to get new post events sent to it for all posts except my own.
so if i could figure out a way to get my own as well that would be a simple matter of looking for new posts by my user id and processing them for the "gifmoji" tags.
i suppose i could do it as a "gifmoji mod" so i run the module on a different login, but that means that i'd need the cooperation of the forum staff and i'd probably also have to be a mod (because i'd know the bot's credentials and it would be a mod) and that is very much :do_not_want.avi:
still, i'll figure something out.