[nycphp-talk] Dynamically Add Links to Text

Randal Rust randalrust at
Thu Aug 27 15:11:29 EDT 2009

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 2:59 PM, John Campbell<jcampbell1 at> wrote:

> The way Wikipedia does this is by allowing robot editors.  The bots go
> through the wikitext and fix things, and everyone can see the changes
> the bot made.  A human can rollback the changes if the bot does
> something stupid.

That could work. We do not currently do version control, but that is
on the roadmap. It's one of those things that gets overly complicated
for some people.

> creating a "robot-link-adder" editor that runs on
> a cron job should be a concept that librarians and historians can
> understand.

You would think. I actually did a workshop yesterday and the one
librarian in the group got all confused over the term 'module' for the
CMS. He kept going back and saying, "Aren't these all just objects?"
Librarians are very smart people, but the ones I have had to deal with
tend to have issues when you don't use the concepts they are used to.

Randal Rust
R.Squared Communications

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