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Schedule System is in place
Posted: Posted March 23rd, 2017
Edited March 23rd, 2017 by Xhin
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This is mostly a behind-the-scenes thing that hooks into other engines.

Basically, various site functions can now happen automatically at certain times. Additionally, content can be "held in reserve" and then created at a certain time. Lastly, schedules can be "recurring", which means they happen over and over.

The engine supports the following schedule types:

  • Do something once at some exact date/time that you set.

  • Do something every X hours.

  • Do something every day at a certain time, but only on the days of week that you select.

  • Do something every Monday at a certain time (or whichever day of the week you want)

  • Do something on the Xth of each month (1st, 5th, 15th, etc)

  • Do something on a specific date every year

    Things that this engine will make possible (and that I'll probably program at some point)

  • Delay a Site Announcement until a certain date (ex -- major video game launch)

  • Batch create a bunch of discussion-generating posts and slowly leak them into a forum over time to keep activity consistent.

  • Automatically turn Costumes on at certain dates and turn them off at other dates (Easter you might have to set manually)

  • Automatically GO LIVE with your stream at a certain time (which also opens it, makes a post for it, etc)

  • Automatically go to the next round every 48 hours (or whatever you set) in NIFE for truly automatic games.

  • Turn Automafia night into day after 24 hours, turn day into night after 48 hours (again, or whatever you set)

  • Automtically turn Stream Feature messages into posts that get dumped into the thread (although I might want to just to do this only when a channel closes).

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    Automtically turn Stream Feature messages into posts that get dumped into the thread (although I might want to just to do this only when a channel closes).


    That's neat. I would like for stream chats to be kept. For my records.

    Posted March 23rd, 2017 by Vandy
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    They're already kept, they just aren't dumped anywhere yet. Doing it when the channel closes is probably better so they don't clog newest replies.

    Posted March 23rd, 2017 by Xhin
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