What could a reddit bot do with feedback?

David Farrell is conducting some Reddit experiments with his Perly::Bot. Through the _perly_bot user, he automagically injects things into the Perl subreddit, making a bit more like a feed aggregator. But that's just a start.

I like reddit because it allows for casual feedback, either up or down (unlike Likes). Some of that information could feed back into the bot. If someone's entries in blogs.perl.org, for instance, are consistently disfavored, the bot could neglect to inject them. There's lot of interesting math and algorithms around this sort of thing. And, counter-gaming and counter-counter-gaming. I'm sure some of you reading this know how to do that stuff and would have fun adding those features.

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user-pic I'm the author of Mastering Perl, and the co-author of Learning Perl (6th Edition), Intermediate Perl, Programming Perl (4th Edition) and Effective Perl Programming (2nd Edition).