Esperath wrote:It's possible there's a termination character or something in the txt file; I mostly just hit Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C for the Katestories on the boards, which copied a lot of extraneous shit.
Since the Katestories are distributed across different formats and board incarnations, it's a bit less trivial to design a scraper to grab the post content only.
I'm actually surprised at how robust it's been against like 50 instances of people's sigs.
I've got a copy of 19 that's just the text and BBcode, if that helps.
Probably have similar versions of the last few before that, too (I've taken to keeping multiple copies of everything in multiple formats since losing Book IX all those years ago), but I can't find them offhand; they were a few hard drives ago.
The limited nature of its suggestions are definitely a problem for more common words, where you just end up with the same 18 suggestions over and over. In particular, if you try to lead with a quote, it'll give you exactly the same shit every time ("gamepro).
Yeah, I picked that up right away.
I generally just start typing and edit the quotation marks in at the end. I frequently lead new sentences with a shuffle.
Ah, now that's a good tip. I was wondering what to do about the neverending sentences.