FYI: Removing posts with All Cap Authors

Wanderer wanderer at dialup4less.com
Sat Mar 4 11:37:24 EST 2017


On Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:31:13 AM UTC-5, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 3:22 AM, Wanderer wrote:
> > I mostly just lurk and view the post titles to see if something interesting is being discussed. This code gets me a web page without the spam. You need to compile it to a pyc file and create a bookmark. Probably not useful for most people who don't use their browsers the way I do, but here it is.
> >
> > # remove authors with mostly caps
> >
> > USERAGENTBASE = 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:40.0) Gecko/20100101 '
> > BROWSERPATH = 'C:\\"Program Files"\\Waterfox\\waterfox.exe'
> > FILENAME = 'C:\\PyStuff\\pygroup.htm'
> > WEBPAGE = "https://groups.google.com/forum/?_escaped_fragment_=forum/comp.lang.python"
> >
> 
> Interesting. Any particular reason to screen-scrape Google Groups
> rather than start with the netnews protocol? You can get a
> machine-readable version of the newsgroup much more simply that way, I
> would have thought.
> 
> ChrisA

I don't know what a netnews protocol is. I use Google Groups to look at usenet.


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