Still no constructive information from don, so as usual, I will have to forge ahead myself.
No justification given, just don laughing at himself I presume. Or perhaps this makes a point and proves something inferiors such as myself don't understand (which I am sure is dons' perspective).
I was wondering if burper would bring up that possibilty
Ah yes, don is always 6 steps ahead of me. ROFL.
It would be possible to have a bot hammer FIBS continuously
Of course, but who said that was a goal? I don't doubt you can think of no better implementation don.
Without bringing up the "blind" command
Of course you don't want to bring up things you can't address.
If someone has blinded such a robot, that gives you great information, AND saves the precious bandwidth you think is in such short supply.
30 packets a second
Wow, you actually think there are 30 moves per second on FIBS with 30 games in progress?
for any kind of accuracy
That statement lacks accuracy. I don't think you would know what accuracy was if it bit you in the rear. How about an accuracy of "none"? Duh. And you call yourself a computer scientist. Tsk tsk.
Another term you apparently have no knowledge of. BTW, this bot would be communicating over something called the "internet".
Meanwhile, the question was, unless I am mistaken, how snowjake can can find out the current leader in saved matches
Exactly as I predicted, re-defining the problem statement to fit your argument.
As you are so fond of saying to everyone else: "scroll back". See the word "indicate" that snowjake used? Look it up.
Unless burper or someone else wants to write such a bot, the "look" command is useless
Of course the bot would be useless unless someone writes it first!!!! Wow.
as I said before
yes, we know you were being stupid before too. And you will again. Or was that supposed to add weight to your argument?
This is particularly amusing coming from Burper, one of the worst abusers of RepBot.
...and here don goes into off-topic land, proving he has an axe to grind and nothing useful to offer.
So, ignoring don and his issues, one could write the bot a couple different ways at least: have it take requests from users that suspect they may be soon dropped. Or a bot that cycled through the games, at perhaps no more than a certain acceptable rate, collecting positions. It could also record the "toggle notify/record" messages to track when games start/end, as well as when people login/off etc...
The bot could might be made to skip matches recently started, where "recent" would be defined differently for different lengths of match. The bot might focus less on users with larger experience, assuming they already have established "reputation". It might focus less on users with no complaints. It might be made to keep tabs on playing speed, and on idle times to further skip matches where it is impossible or unlikely that there is any match update. How about skipping matches where one player has vouched for the other. See? Lots of ways to be "practical" if you *think*.
Yes, it is possible you won't get the very last position for every match, but you would know the score of the match so far, and a reasonably recent position, as well as a match length and duration. You would know when the position was obtained and when the match was saved, so you would know how close to the end it was. It could also show you who has the bot blinded. All of that would give a pretty fair indication of what you want, especially for habitual droppers, all without "hammering" FIBS at 30 packets a second. ROFL. Sorry don, *way* too much useful information for you to handle I am sure, but it was meant for useful people, not you.