This is a script that skims a thread and tells you the last time each living player posted.
<Insert generic disclaimer about downloading executables from strangers on the internet here>
In the terminal (cmd on Windows), call the executable (prod-win, prod-macos or prod-linux) with the arguments
prod [topicId], where
topicId is the topic ID typically found in the URL of the topic.
Tip: If you are doing this on Windows from cmd, omit the
./ shown here.
In the first post of the thread, you must include something like this:
Alive Urist Mantis fferyllt Ellibereth MetalSonic Dead catspurr - town cop Srceenplay - town cop Andresvmb - town cop
The reason for this is because the script scans the first post for the keywords
Dead… and counts all the users listed between these two keywords as ‘living’. If you do not use the words
Dead, the script will not work.
In your first post, you must refer to all players by their username (not their display name). For example, if CHESSKID is playing in your game, you have to refer to him as chesskid3, not CHESSKID. If there is a typo in one of the usernames, that user will not be included in the results, so be careful.
You should be ok to use spaces in usernames (i.e. both Metal Sonic and MetalSonic are acceptable), and capitalization doesn’t matter.
NodeJS source code: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jqjarplvq01naye/prod.js?dl=0
Let me know if you have any feedback.