Automatic posting of price database to price drop threads?


#1

OK, someone’s going to ask so I thought we should get it over with.

Mods, what is the Pin policy going to be when one of us writes a bot to spider the price database next month? Are automatic posts to old price drop and WIW threads with actual sales prices welcome or discouraged?


#2

There will be shouts of joy, an explosion of smileys, and offers to have your babies.
Oh. You said “mods”…


#3

I would say gladly welcomed so long as it works properly


#4

This is a real issue. Also, I suspect 3 or 4 people are all going to try some variation of it, with varying degrees of success.


#5

Hmmm I started work on this today, but it seems the problem has been “crowd-sourced”. Enough people are posting prices from the DB that I don’t think it’s worth automating.


#6

It will now take over form the asking price change activity I guess. It’s what pinsters have been dreaming for for years! :smiley:


#7

Well, I think I’ll be following the asking price sites like daftdrop.com a bit closer over the next couple of days in hopes of seeing an estate agent or two shitting themselves.