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« on: February 13, 2013, 06:57:30 PM »

I have a very simple rote and repeatable copy/paste items that need to be done.  About 6000 of them.  smile   I'm willing to hire somebody for a month or two to do this for me.  I know some of you are hurting for work, and I'd like to put some money in your pocket.  It'd help you out, and it'd save me a bunch of time that I could be spent writing.  Hit me up directly if you need the work and have the time.  This project MUST be completed within the next 60 days.  That works out to repairing 100 items (each taking about 1-2 minutes of time each) per day for the next 60 days.  burke [at] gamingtrend.com or gamingtrend [at] gmail.com

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 07:05:56 PM »

 i have a friend out of work who could probably do this.  Do they have to be a forum member and will they need constant internet access?
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 07:10:18 PM »

By all means help someone out, but I'm pretty sure you could crowd source this. Have 60 people take 100 items?

Maybe that would be too risky to give that many folks access...?
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 07:42:25 PM »

Quote from: Soulchilde on February 13, 2013, 07:05:56 PM

i have a friend out of work who could probably do this.  Do they have to be a forum member and will they need constant internet access?

Yep, you'll be editing things on GT, so you'd need constant access.  Make him sign up for the forums and contribute!  (but no, you don't have to be a member - just somebody I can trust, in this case, by proxy)
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 07:43:19 PM »

Quote from: ATB on February 13, 2013, 07:10:18 PM

By all means help someone out, but I'm pretty sure you could crowd source this. Have 60 people take 100 items?

Maybe that would be too risky to give that many folks access...?

I would love to do that, but yea, it's a lot of access to grant.  We might be able to restrict it, but I thought this might be a better way to give back to the community rather than giving it to somebody random on CL.   I also don't want to manage 60 people.  smile   I would be fine with 5, 10, maybe. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 08:38:00 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 13, 2013, 07:42:25 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on February 13, 2013, 07:05:56 PM

i have a friend out of work who could probably do this.  Do they have to be a forum member and will they need constant internet access?

Yep, you'll be editing things on GT, so you'd need constant access.  Make him sign up for the forums and contribute!  (but no, you don't have to be a member - just somebody I can trust, in this case, by proxy)

He's a she, so I'll reach out to her
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 09:30:38 PM »

What you are describing sounds like something that would be best handled by a little script/program...
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 10:59:11 PM »

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Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 13, 2013, 07:42:25 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on February 13, 2013, 07:05:56 PM

i have a friend out of work who could probably do this.  Do they have to be a forum member and will they need constant internet access?

Yep, you'll be editing things on GT, so you'd need constant access.  Make him sign up for the forums and contribute!  (but no, you don't have to be a member - just somebody I can trust, in this case, by proxy)

He's a she


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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 11:34:00 PM »

Quote from: kratz on February 13, 2013, 09:30:38 PM

What you are describing sounds like something that would be best handled by a little script/program...

If the end result is the same, I don't care how it gets done.   A human will have to check to make sure it's done correctly. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 06:18:53 AM »

I'd assume that whether you have someone write a script or pay someone to do it manually - somebody will need to follow up and check the work (even if it's just a few random things).

So I would also suggest going the script route. It'll be more consistent and less prone to human mistakes. If it's literally just editing data in the database, probably not very hard to write and could even be tested "offline" to validate that it doesn't cause any issues prior to working on the live data set.
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2013, 02:57:07 PM »

Based on a short conversation with KD about what he is looking for, I think automating it is going to be nearly impossible.
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 05:47:29 PM »

Yep.  We hired somebody to do it by hand.  It helps them out and it helps us out.  I wish it could have been automated, but alas....

Thanks for everyone who reached out!
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