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Re: Progression Malaise

by hdb (Monsignor)
on Mar 29, 2013 at 09:09 UTC ( #1026107=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Progression Malaise

As I said earlier in this discussion I have develop some kind of addiction which has led me to write a script that retrieves my XP and cumulative reputation of my write ups. This script now runs hourly to record my history in the Monastery. It uses my name and password, otherwise it cannot see the reputation of my write ups.

Whether or not this is proper monkish behavior (probably not), I am wondering whether this will actually get me extra XP over time. Right now I log on anyway every day, so I guess not. But if I stay away for a few days, will my script create undeserved XP? In which case I should shut it down while being away?

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Re^2: Progression Malaise
by erix (Parson) on Mar 29, 2013 at 09:34 UTC

    Your post made me laugh because I recognize the affliction :) It will probably get less acute over time.

    I don't think it should be a problem if people automate some monastery access as long as there is no automatic voting. (I believe there is also some detection in place to get rid of those - not sure). But if the frequence is not too high, and as long as the aim is not solely to get XP, I would think such scripts are OK.

    Having said that, if you're away for a few days it makes more sense to shut down any such processes; why load the server more than is necessary? (Hopefully not for those lousy 2 XP per day...)

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