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    Default "EpicTracker" - Forum Staff Tracker

    Hi everyone. Please excuse the first post, i'm not just some spam bot here to make life difficult!

    Introducing EpicTracker
    A nice way to track (stalk?) your favourite Epic staff members! The custom script scrapes the forums to provide an index of the last 100 forum posts made by Epic staff members. It's a really neat (well, I think it is) way to get a quick overview of the most recent developer activity.

    How do I use it?
    It's pretty simple. Just visit the Tracker home page to get the most recent list of developer posts. When you find a post that you'd like to read in full detail, hit the "goto" link to return to these forums.

    It updates on a rolling user basis. As an average, you may see a lag of up to an hour between a post being made on the forums and it appearing on the tracker - although it'll usually be much much less.

    How can I help?
    There's two things I need some assistance with:
    1st) I need a list of what users to track (ie. a list of the Staff accounts).

    The following accounts are being tracked, let me know who i've missed (or if i've accidentally included someone who's not a staff member!):

    Currently tracked:
    Flak
    Joe Wilcox
    joegraf
    Rod Fergusson
    Lee Perry
    crowl
    MikeCapps
    Pariahman
    -=¤willhaven¤=-
    Trooper TK409
    CliffyB
    Steve Polge
    weephun
    Quinn DelHoyo
    raczilla
    2nd) Test it and give me feedback! I'd love any feedback, bug reports or feature suggestions you can give.

    Thanks to Comrade John for providing feedback from early-on.

    Links: EpicTracker Index, About


    EDIT: This intends to serve a slightly different purpose than the Staff Tracker that Flak's apparently been looking at implementing. From my experience, staff trackers usually just place icons next to threads with staff member posts. Useful at times but still means you need to sift through several forums and threads if you want to know what developers have been saying - EpicTracker gives a one-stop link to quickly get you up to date. Hence, they can both co-exist peacefully to help achieve the same goal in different ways
    Last edited by Relics; 04-11-2012 at 06:42 AM. Reason: updated to include rss

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    I really like this nifty thing. =D
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    Very very nifty
    O hai

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    Awesome! One request: Sans Serif
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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll be looking at performing visual tweaks in the next update or so (hopefully alongside the RSS support).

    Ultimately I want it to be quick to load and easy to review so I wouldn't expect any massive changes from the current design, i'll certainly take the font suggestion into consideration though [I'm not a huge fan of Times New Roman either, it just happens to be the default]

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    Stalk em lol!
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    wut?

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    Updated again to fix a flaw in the RSS - now correctly strips invalid characters.

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    Relics, you are awesome!
    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRebalCSA!
    Most people down here yell "yeehaw!" and then fire their own guns into the air several times.
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    Hahaha, this is awesome!
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    this is pretty cool. nice job man!
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    I have asked relics if he could update this with raczilla. I don't know if he is still active or not. I hope so.
    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRebalCSA!
    Most people down here yell "yeehaw!" and then fire their own guns into the air several times.
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    Done Let me know if there are any other Epic staff members who need to be added!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relics View Post
    Done Let me know if there are any other Epic staff members who need to be added!
    Thanks a lot! I appreciate it. I'm not entirely sure if anyone else uses it, but if they do, I'm sure they appreciate it too!

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRebalCSA!
    Most people down here yell "yeehaw!" and then fire their own guns into the air several times.
    I am in the UMass Minuteman Marching Band. Tactics > Skill~Mercenary Playlist for Solo Players!~Flashback Map: Jacinto~My video thread~ I am Lancer Vet #5

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    Oh wow what an age we live in. I'm used to stalking the old fashioned way. Maybe you could add Quinn DelHoyo.
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    Thanks Relics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milky-Pirate View Post
    Maybe you could add Quinn DelHoyo.
    Thanks for the suggestion Milky-Pirate. Quinn has been added!

    And no problem Flak, glad to help out ^_^


    EDIT: It appears that the tracker wasn't picking up some of the more recently created forums - this should now be fixed.
    Last edited by Relics; 04-02-2011 at 08:27 AM.

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    cool stuff

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    Sneak peek.

    http://relicszero.net/playground/tra...pic_mobile.php

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    Let me know how it goes on your iPhone 4 and non-iOS devices
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    Hi everyone,

    After a bit of downtime due to incompatibility with changes to the Epic Forums, I'm now in the process of getting the tracker up and running again (thanks Comrade John for the reminder). Which developers am I missing from the list below?

    Flak
    Joe Wilcox
    joegraf
    Rod Fergusson
    Lee Perry
    crowl
    MikeCapps
    Pariahman
    -=¤willhaven¤=-
    Trooper TK409
    CliffyB
    Steve Polge
    weephun
    Quinn DelHoyo
    raczilla

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    What about Troy McClure (not sure if it's written correctly and what position he has nor who he really is )?
    And does Tim Sweeney have an account? If so, you would have to add it too.
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    ffejnosliw aka Jeff Wilson
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    ffejnosliw aka Jeff Wilson
    TroyMcClure
    AaronJones
    nick_p (he's only posting in a restricted forum section but it won't hurt having him in the list nonetheless)
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    Thanks Crusha and Sly. I've added ffejnosliw, TroyMcClure and AaronJones - you should start seeing their posts shortly.

    Crusha, I can't find nick_p's profile page - can you please link it? I need his forum ID (the number in the URL of his profile page) to be able to track his posts.

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    Our Loop, which art in source code, hallowed be thy keyword.
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    and forgive us our typos, as we also have forgiven our compilers.
    And lead us not to the nullpointer but deliver us from bugs.
    For thine is the API, the GUI, and the CLI while(true).
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    Sry for double post, the edit function is broken somehow.

    Don't forget about Mark Rein: http://forums.epicgames.com/members/2-Mark-Rein

    And since he has the ID number 2, it was not hard to find the number 1 by editing the URL.
    http://forums.epicgames.com/members/1-Tim_Sweeney
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    Also not forgetting about Cher! We love Cher!

    http://forums.epicgames.com/members/1352211-Cher
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    Thanks Crusha. All added.

    Here's the updated list of people currently monitored/tracked:

    Tim_Sweeney
    Mark Rein
    Trooper TK409
    Joe Wilcox
    joegraf
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    MikeCapps
    Rod Fergusson
    CliffyB
    Flak
    crowl
    weephun
    Steve Polge
    ffejnos
    Lee Perry
    AaronJones
    Pariahman
    Quinn DelHoyo
    TroyMcClure
    Cher
    raczilla
    nick_p

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    Pretty cool. I don't know if you want to add user mods but don't forget about *Zap*.

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    Another one: Rexoli
    http://forums.epicgames.com/members/1496718-rexoli


    Sometimes I wish there was such a tool for other forums as well.

    EDIT: And Cher is such a huge spammer that you barely get to see the other staff in that tracker. :>
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    Our Loop, which art in source code, hallowed be thy keyword.
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    Increment us this day our daily counter,
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    And lead us not to the nullpointer but deliver us from bugs.
    For thine is the API, the GUI, and the CLI while(true).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusha K. Rool View Post

    EDIT: And Cher is such a huge spammer that you barely get to see the other staff in that tracker. :>
    LMAO! If Cher see this... :P :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusha K. Rool View Post
    Another one: Rexoli
    http://forums.epicgames.com/members/1496718-rexoli


    Sometimes I wish there was such a tool for other forums as well.

    EDIT: And Cher is such a huge spammer that you barely get to see the other staff in that tracker. :>
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    What about Entropy?
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkio View Post
    Sorry, but really? That Jim Tuna guy is a reaper? Dude does nothing but spam the forums I have yet to come across one non spammy post from him. There are other users who are more active and contribute a lot of information/ help threads off their own initiative- they are more deserving of this opportunity. Apparently you can report spam and spam is frowned upon but here EPIC are, rewarding the spammers.

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    Added Entropy and Rexoli

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    Is this tracker similar to this in RL? Looks like it has the same function

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    Found another forum staff: GigaHobbit
    Just wondering, Tim_Sweeney's forum profile got deleted for some reason.

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    Wow, yeah. What a shame. He had quite a lot of posts, IIRC. :/

    Maybe he got spammed with PMs and friendship requests.
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    Thy condition come, thy instruction be done, in RAM as it is in cache.
    Increment us this day our daily counter,
    and forgive us our typos, as we also have forgiven our compilers.
    And lead us not to the nullpointer but deliver us from bugs.
    For thine is the API, the GUI, and the CLI while(true).
    Semicolon;
    Please don't send me questions about how to do something in the UDK via PM. That is better discussed in the forums and we only have limited PM storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tux Android View Post
    Found another forum staff: GigaHobbit
    Added, thanks!

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    Our Loop, which art in source code, hallowed be thy keyword.
    Thy condition come, thy instruction be done, in RAM as it is in cache.
    Increment us this day our daily counter,
    and forgive us our typos, as we also have forgiven our compilers.
    And lead us not to the nullpointer but deliver us from bugs.
    For thine is the API, the GUI, and the CLI while(true).
    Semicolon;
    Please don't send me questions about how to do something in the UDK via PM. That is better discussed in the forums and we only have limited PM storage.

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    Thanks Crusha. Updated


 
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