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Follow randomly from source account list

Post by oomocks » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:38 pm

Hi again.

Another issue I'm having relates to following from a specified list of accounts. I have the program set to follow so many new accounts each day, but it defaults to starting at the top of the list and not moving to the next until those followers are exhausted. What I really want is to randomly follow across all the specified source accounts in the text file I provide. I know it's something to do with a Merge Search I need, but this is really alien to me, so if somebody could provide an example of that type of search I can edit with specifics that would be a big help.

Many thanks, again.

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Re: Follow randomly from source account list

Post by martin@rootjazz » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:04 pm

yes it would start the list again, but as the items are processed already, there should be either removed or skipped over very quickly, making the fact it starts at the top mute.

Actually reading what you put again, are you providing a list of users to follow, or a list of inputs to other searches?

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Re: Follow randomly from source account list

Post by oomocks » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:58 pm

I have a list of source accounts that I'd like to follow the followers of. But rather than, say, following 500 from one of those accounts, I'd rather they were all divided evenly between the source accounts on the list in the text file.

I know you said something about a merge or input 1, 2 etc, but I really have no idea what that means.

Many thanks again.

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Re: Follow randomly from source account list

Post by martin@rootjazz » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:12 pm

MERGE SEARCH

goto FOLLOW tab
set your search: either dropdown search or custom search

then for the input specify

[profile1,profile2,profile3]

set your max items NOTE this is across all searches. So if you specify 300, then the program scrapes 100 from each of the inputs (as I specified 3 profiles)


The program will run your search for each input, then merge the results, randomise, then process



Regards,
Martin

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Re: Follow randomly from source account list

Post by martin@rootjazz » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:12 pm

also sorry for delay replying, I didn't notice any outstanding posts in this board

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Re: Follow randomly from source account list

Post by oomocks » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:39 am

Thanks, Martin. So for the inputs do I use the Twitter handle, @abcde, or would that be the url of each specific source account.

Many thanks again.

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Re: Follow randomly from source account list

Post by martin@rootjazz » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:06 pm

oomocks wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:39 am
Thanks, Martin. So for the inputs do I use the Twitter handle, @abcde, or would that be the url of each specific source account.

Many thanks again.
URLs will DEFINITEILY work

usernames should work (and probably do)

@username should work, (but might not)


[https://twitter.com/user1,https://twitt ... .com/user3]

[user1,user2,user3]

[@user1,@user2,@user3]

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Re: Follow randomly from source account list

Post by oomocks » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:58 pm

Excellent. Completely understand this now and it will be a big help.

Many thanks, Martin.

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