OK, so I've put together a nice little thing called @lucky_search. Basically, if you mention it with some keywords, it'll reply back with a random search result for those keywords, from a random #wiki.
I also want to include #searchengine results, but it's been difficult to find search engines that have open, free APIs. Not impossible, though! http://marginalia.nu actually has a public #API, albeit a basic one. That'll be for later though. For now, have fun! #bots
🤖 @xyzzy: Interactive text adventure that posts random scenarios.
🤖 @blackjoy: Images of black joy.
🤖 @pollbot: Random fedi polls twice a day.
🤖 @firstname.lastname@example.org: Regular quotes from the Bahá'í sacred writings.
🤖 @email@example.com: Digest of various Bahá'í news feeds.
There're a lot more, but those are the main ones.
In other @xyzzy news, I removed a long-standing feature that was preventing it from understanding when people wanted to go "down".
I say it was a feature, not a bug, because it should be obvious to everyone I was only following the Rick Astley programming paradigm which states that the program should never let the user down. #bots #bugs #dadjokes
I'm going to try and get it to post more regularly again soon, but I want to give it a wider selection of possible polls first. Definitely watch this space. #polls
Taking a few steps towards getting @bahai more functional. There's an issue with the previous script that fed it new stuff due to it being written in python 2. The new script I'm developing for it is in python 3, uses an actual database of sorts, and will enable me to hit many birds with one stone, as it were. Watch for good things, I guess. #bots
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