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asemisldkfj's avatar
6 years ago
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ttf is for the data-obsessed, right? is there a way to download an archive of every post on ttf? I would like to do this.
lucas's avatar
6 years ago
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haha awesome

k, i'll try to make that feature this summer

or just an api with a script toolbox
lucas's avatar
6 years ago
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Instead of providing a compressed MySQL dump over HTTP, I should use a format that allows the specification of a microtime or revision ID, so that you can sequentially obtain only the new content. Maybe also offer a flag to provide contextual revisions from joined threads.
lucas's avatar
6 years ago
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Maybe an extended XML API.
lucas's avatar
6 years ago
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What format do you want? What kind of context?
asemisldkfj's avatar
4 years ago
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bump

selective mysql dump is fine by me!
nestor's avatar
4 years ago
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i am interested in this too. almost 5000 posts. damn.

also, i would be interested in seeing a visualization of ttf postings over time (by user, per month).
lucas's avatar
4 years ago
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i've been thinking lately that my data obsession was silly. not only am i worried that people will find things that i don't want them to see, but i'm also embarrassed by my younger self at times.

so i was thinking about archiving the whole database and starting from scratch again. but at the same time, the data is pretty nice (useful, fun, etc.) in certain places. thoughts?

i don't know if i'll ever get around to working on ttf again. it sounds fun and liberating, but when i'm not working on research (necessary for my career path), i'm procrastinating working on research. if i can start managing my time effectively, i could totally do 10 hours of computer stuff per week. i easily spend that much time on shit activities (tv, oversleeping, lame friends). i'll see.

the export would be a fairly quick script that would get me back into the coding/ttf mindset nicely.
Carpetsmoker's avatar
2 years ago
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> i've been thinking lately that my data obsession was silly. not only am i worried that people will find things that i don't want them to see, but i'm also embarrassed by my younger self at times.

I found posts of 14 year old me some time ago (for the record, I'm 31 now). Let's just say I was not impressed. My English wasn't as good as I thought it was, and the less said about the message I wanted to convey the better...

Luckily they were with a different username in a very specific corner of the internet and not easy to tie to my current identity (although there could, perhaps, still be a few other people who know that "Carpetsmoker" was ———— in the past).

The username "Carpetsmoker" that I've been using for a little over ten years is very much tied to my "real" identity. I don't mind, and I am aware of this and behave accordingly. In a way, it's a good thing − too often do I find the internet a hostile place full of nasty people. Being held somewhat accountable − even on the internet − is probably not a bad thing.

That being said, it should probably be easier to "delete" stuff from the internet. Good example: a co-worker thought it was funny to add this description of "Carpetsmoker" to the Urban Dictionary in May:

> Person who enjoys smoking pubic hair in a spliff.
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> That carpetsmoker still has stuff stuck in his teeth

It showed up not once, not twice, but *three* times on the first google page for "Carpetsmoker" :-/ I deleted it from Urban Dictionary in May, but it still shows up on the first Google page (only once though, so that's an improvement I guess).

I'm not overly obsessed with Google rankings, but we all know that people *will* enter your name on Google. Having *some* control over what shows up is probably a good thing....

Sorry for the off-topic-ish rant. I'm drunk....
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2 years ago
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