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Havoc
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Joined: Feb 16, 2003
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From: portland, oregon, usa
Posted: 22-09-2010 19:01   
Quote:

The key problem, which Heiach raises, is that these new players will just leave again if we dont have players on.



I recently (re)wrote a program that let's me play over IM. I've been sitting in the tea room while at work, and in the evenings for a few days now. Hardly seen anyone - just Fishslice and Kingcobra.

IM seems to me like a low cost way of being there for newbies. Is anyone else interested? I have 9am-5pm PST covered for the time being.


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Havoc
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From: portland, oregon, usa
Posted: 22-09-2010 19:08   
If we wanted to get into it we *could* automate voting for MUDII. Two votes a day from 20 computers would be pretty hefty I imagine.

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Havoc
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Posted: 22-09-2010 19:46   
I think this script works. You need Java 1.5 SDK and Groovy 1.7.5 for it work. So this is probably only for the technically inclinded:

@Grab(group='htmlunit', module='htmlunit', version='1.13')
import com.gargoylesoftware.htmlunit.*
import com.gargoylesoftware.htmlunit.html.*

println "Voting..."
println()
println()

WebClient webClient = new WebClient()
webClient.setRedirectEnabled(true)
HtmlPage page = webClient.getPage("http://www.topmudsites.com/vote-karya.html")
HtmlForm form = page.getForms()[0]
HtmlSubmitInput button = form.childElementsIterator.find { it instanceof HtmlNoScript }.
childElementsIterator.find { it instanceof HtmlSubmitInput }
HtmlPage page2 = button.click()

println()
println()
println "Vote done"


The first time will take a while as it needs to download HtmlUnit. Normal output is:

$ groovy autovote.groovy
Voting...


Sep 22, 2010 11:44:23 AM org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpMethodDirector isRedirectNeeded
INFO: Redirect requested but followRedirects is disabled
Sep 22, 2010 11:44:23 AM com.gargoylesoftware.htmlunit.html.HtmlPage loadJavaScriptFromUrl
WARNING: Expected content type of text/javascript or application/x-javascript for remotely loaded javascript element http://www.topmudsites.com/cgi-bin/mikey/mikey.pl?js=1 but got [text/html]


Vote done


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Havoc
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From: portland, oregon, usa
Posted: 22-09-2010 19:49   
Hmm:

Quote:

Can I automate the voting?
You can create tools to make it easier to vote for your MUD with a single click, but you cannot automate the voting entirely. TMS is a traffic exchange. Games send their players here to vote and they gain exposure to other MUDs while here. Players coming from other MUDs to vote get some exposure to your MUD. Automaing the voting boosts your ranking unfairly and undermines the integrity of the entire system. Games found distributing tools to automate their player's voting will no longer be listed in the rankings.



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Turrican
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Joined: Aug 19, 2001
Posts: 346
Posted: 22-09-2010 20:36   
Quote:

On 22-09-2010 19:49, Havoc wrote:
Hmm:


Was a little too easy?


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Hawumph
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Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 360
From: Somewhere you don't want to go!
Posted: 22-09-2010 23:14   
This script works as well, but is more transparently "fair".

disable reminder alarm that is annoyingly ringing
Switch on (computer)
RUN <<browser program of your choice>>
GO TO WEBSITE
$$$$vote
::set next alarm and repeat::

If 20 people do this twice a day, it's sorted
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Havoc
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From: portland, oregon, usa
Posted: 23-09-2010 05:57   
I guess just setting it up as your homepage would do too.

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Armand
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Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 30-09-2010 22:27   
Ok, unless anyone has any objections, this weekend I'm going to submit the existing banner and make the payment.

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Crazyfool
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Joined: Sep 16, 2001
Posts: 789
From: Llanelli
Posted: 01-10-2010 17:58   
I dont have any. I will try and be vis as much as I can. Just to point out, we had zero turn out last night for fourth week in a row.

Cf


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Vulnax
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Joined: Oct 19, 2001
Posts: 639
From: North West
Posted: 01-10-2010 19:21   
MUD II is currently 53 with 1 vote!


Not seen the banner ad yet on there!


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Hawumph
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From: Somewhere you don't want to go!
Posted: 01-10-2010 19:33   
On the plus side, Armand sent me a nice postcard from Rio.
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Vulnax
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Joined: Oct 19, 2001
Posts: 639
From: North West
Posted: 02-10-2010 13:27   
I got a card from Brisbane, he must be globetrotting!


36th rank now with 6 votes!!


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Crazyfool
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Joined: Sep 16, 2001
Posts: 789
From: Llanelli
Posted: 02-10-2010 17:46   
Nothing for me. Thanks mate. I will ensure you receive a prosthetic leg through the post.

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Vulnax
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Joined: Oct 19, 2001
Posts: 639
From: North West
Posted: 03-10-2010 11:11   
32nd with 11 votes.

2 a day, it isn't hobbit forming!


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Vulnax
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From: North West
Posted: 04-10-2010 19:30   
PLACE 30 WITH 22 VOTES...

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Miek
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Joined: Aug 29, 2006
Posts: 292
Posted: 06-10-2010 20:24   
did ya put it up Hal?
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Armand
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Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 09-10-2010 01:58   
Sorry I wasn't able to sort this out last weekend.

Anyway, I've paid for the advert, sent the banner, and emailed them to ask when the campaign will start. Will post on here once they come back to me with a date.


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Havoc
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Posts: 327
From: portland, oregon, usa
Posted: 09-10-2010 02:15   
I've set http://www.topmudsites.com/vote-karya.html to be my homepage, so that I click it everytime I open up my browser. I think I have a sizable percentage of the 58 current votes..

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Armand
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Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 11-10-2010 11:39   
Here we go:

Hi David,

Your banner is now running and will run until 11th May 2010. You didn't specify a URL so I have it pointing to the main MUD II homepage as listed on TMS right now.

You also have the option to add a 32x32 icon that will appear next to your MUD listing in the rankings and will appear in the detail page whenever anyone clicks on the info for your MUD. If you'd like to add that, just send it over at your convenience.

Regards,
Derek.


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Armand
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Posted: 11-10-2010 11:41   
I just went onto topmudsites.com and sure enough our banner was there, on the first hit.

Anyone know of an icon we could use?


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