[Tutor] Top posters to tutor list for 2008

Luke Paireepinart rabidpoobear at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 08:06:45 CET 2009

Yeah, I agree.  Interesting script, Kent.  Surprisingly short.

I didn't realize I wasn't in the top 5 posters for 2008!  I guess I
have a new year's resolution to be more helpful.
Happy New Year, everyone!

On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 9:23 AM, jadrifter <jadrifter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-01-01 at 09:34 -0500, Kent Johnson wrote:
>> For several years I have been using a simple script to find the top 20
>> posters to the tutor list by web-scraping the archive pages. I thought
>> others might be interested so here is the list for 2008 and the script
>> that generates it. The lists for previous years (back to 2003) are at
>> the end so everyone on the list doesn't hit the archives to find out
>> :-)
>> The script gives a simple example of datetime, urllib2 and
>> BeautifulSoup. It consolidates names that vary by case but other
>> variations are not detected.
> Kent,
> Thank you for this.  I've been thinking about a web scraping script but
> didn't  have a clue how to go about it.  Seeing someone else's practical
> implementation is a huge help!
> A little serendipity to start 2009 off with.
> Happy New Year to all.
> John
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