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In the site's main chat room, there are bots posting all new questions from the main site and the meta site.

Are the chat regulars happy with these bots, or would you prefer them to be removed? (No, making them post faster is not possible.)

Is there interest in having the bots post questions with “interesting” tags from other sites? I'm thinking of [science-fiction], [fantasy], and [horror] on Literature, Movies, and maybe Writers. All of these sites are low-traffic compared to us; there'd be less than 1 per day on average altogether.

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I like the feeds in the chat. I've noticed that when I ask a question it's not until it hits the chat that I see people reading it. If the feature were removed, I feel like my exposure would be limited.

I also think it would be awesome if we could get some cross promotion from Lit and Movie. If you added them to our chat feed as well, it would boost their view count tremendously I think.

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    I'd like to note that, if one does not like the feeds in chat, you can ignore the bot and the posts will disappear from the room when you're logged in. – Aarthi Jan 17 '12 at 23:56
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Suggestions - feel free to add/edit/remove any:

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    a vote from me against despicable me. just because it's on topic here doesn't mean we need all of their questions. as it stands, M/TV only has 5 despicable me questions right now. i'd rather use the slot for something at least moderately used. – phantom42 Jul 17 '15 at 1:57
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    I know it's a lot of tags, but I think it may be managable if I filtered the rss with an off-site script. – b_jonas Jul 17 '15 at 8:24
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    Any reason why Star Wars isn't there? – Rogue Jedi Apr 1 '16 at 14:19
  • @Rogue Yes: no one has suggested it yet. – Möoz Apr 1 '16 at 21:25
  • just added 3 and have so many in mind, might write them later – Steve Harrington Jun 14 '16 at 11:19
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    The whole thing is rather outdated. Everything MCU is already tagged marvel-cinematic-universe, everything Star Trek is already tagged star-trek. – TARS says Reinstate Monica Jun 14 '16 at 11:23
  • @CahirMawrDyffrynæpCeallach I did thought to strike all the not needed ones but it's way outdated that i am thinking to add a new answer instead sometime in future – Steve Harrington Jun 14 '16 at 11:29
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I like the Bots but would enjoy more fantasy posts and book posts being posted. There is far more sci-fi stuff and movie stuff then books and fantasy.

  • I think the question was looking for specific tags to add – Valorum Jun 19 '16 at 9:29
  • Well then add the tags that would bring those elements in? – Rincewind Jun 19 '16 at 11:23
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    I don't quite understand this answer. Currently all new questions on SFF are piped into Mos Eisley, fantasy and sci-fi alike. The CW answer above is talking about which tags from Movies & TV to pipe into Mos, which of course won't help the goal of more fantasy book posts. – Rand al'Thor Jun 19 '16 at 13:38
  • @Randal'Thor The OP didn't say anything about Movies and Tv just what tags you wanted to see more of from other places... But I get your point :) But wait this was posted four years ago... why are we talking about it now? – Rincewind Jun 19 '16 at 16:29
  • "In the site's main chat room, there are bots posting all new questions from the main site and the meta site. [...] Is there interest in having the bots post questions with “interesting” tags from other sites?" - (And unfortunately, the Literature site is dead.) – TARS says Reinstate Monica Jun 19 '16 at 16:31
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    @Rincewind I don't know, why are we talking about it now? You're the one who just posted a new answer here! :-) – Rand al'Thor Jun 19 '16 at 16:54
  • @Randal'Thor oops...? – Rincewind Jun 19 '16 at 17:45

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