Super Challenge: questions and discussion

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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby Monox D. I-Fly » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:40 pm

rdearman wrote:
Monox D. I-Fly wrote:Since the bot is kinda broken, this means we are not obliged to report our progress, right? Then is it enough if I just track them in my signature and language log thread once I join?


Yes, you've never actually had to use the bot, the first few Super Challenges didn't have a bot, we all just kept track ourselves and posted the result in the thread. :)

Good. I'll start today, then.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby JohannaNYC » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:29 am

rdearman wrote:Yes, you've never actually had to use the bot, the first few Super Challenges didn't have a bot, we all just kept track ourselves and posted the result in the thread. :)


Does that mean that there's not gonna be a bot at all? Or are you still working on it?
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby Serpent » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:22 am

rdearman wrote:Yes, you've never actually had to use the bot, the first few Super Challenges didn't have a bot, we all just kept track ourselves and posted the result in the thread. :)
The first few weeks of the first super challenge :D
"a few super challenges" is at least 4 years :lol: Though yeah during the first two or three challenges there were definitely people only keeping track in their logs or excel etc. Not sure whether this applies to every single challenge we've had.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby rdearman » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:01 pm

JohannaNYC wrote:
rdearman wrote:Yes, you've never actually had to use the bot, the first few Super Challenges didn't have a bot, we all just kept track ourselves and posted the result in the thread. :)


Does that mean that there's not gonna be a bot at all? Or are you still working on it?

It is basically ready to go, but I don't have access to the file which needs to be changed. I'm waiting for access.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby JohannaNYC » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:24 pm

rdearman wrote:
JohannaNYC wrote:
rdearman wrote:Yes, you've never actually had to use the bot, the first few Super Challenges didn't have a bot, we all just kept track ourselves and posted the result in the thread. :)


Does that mean that there's not gonna be a bot at all? Or are you still working on it?

It is basically ready to go, but I don't have access to the file which needs to be changed. I'm waiting for access.


Thanks for the update Rdearman.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby Chupito » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:43 am

Out of curiosity, are audiobooks OK for the book part of the challenge?
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby Brun Ugle » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:45 am

Chupito wrote:Out of curiosity, are audiobooks OK for the book part of the challenge?

Audiobooks count as “films” since you listen to them.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby lingua » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:52 am

rdearman wrote:
JohannaNYC wrote:
Does that mean that there's not gonna be a bot at all? Or are you still working on it?

It is basically ready to go, but I don't have access to the file which needs to be changed. I'm waiting for access.


Do you think you'll ever get access to the file? :geek:
Or should we give up on the bot?
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby rdearman » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:41 am

I have two options. I can setup a website on a different URL which has nothing to do with language learners, or I can give up. I can setup the website and have it access the DB on the forum DB.

I will ask again for access and if I can't get it by next week I will setup the software on a new server. The domain name and URL will be different, but I can redirect it later if the official one becomes available.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby Cèid Donn » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:11 am

Well, I hope we can get a bot eventually. I don't understand the problems as I haven't been following the discussions, but I appreciate any work being done to try to get a bot and website running.

I also appreciate the spreadsheet that another user made, but I'm really not an adept spreadsheet person (the last job I had that I needed those skills for was in the late 1990s) and after thoroughly messing up the template a few times, I gave up using it to track my stuff and my own recording keeping hasn't been great so far.
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