The Nineteenth Byte, our main chat room, has some feeds. These post new challenges, meta questions, sandboxes posts, and some other assorted things. Unfortunately, they're kinda slow. New Main Posts and New Sandboxed Posts often take between ten and twenty minutes, and New Meta Posts can take up to an hour.
That brings me to New Posts, a tool I made not too long ago which lists new questions and answers on CGCC. It turns out that it's insanely fast, so much so that it's practically instant. I later decided to apply this concept to a bot, and made two chat bots: New Posts and Sandbox Posts.
Currently, they live in Redwolf's Redundant Room. New Posts is responsible for posting new main and meta questions, while Sandbox Posts posts new posts from the sandbox (unintuitive, I know :p).
Should we replace New Main Posts, New Meta Posts, and New Sandboxed Posts with these bots?
If the answer is yes, there are a few additional points that will need a consensus:
- Should we use the names New Posts and Sandbox Posts, or change them, or keep the names as New Main Posts, New Meta Posts, and New Sandboxed Posts?
- These are technically normal users rather than feeds, so they show up in the users list. Should they be designed to always be in the room, to prevent them from constantly entering and leaving?
- Should some posts be delayed if active conversation is going on?
- What should we do with the other three feeds (Newly Featured Questions, New Bounties With No Deadline, and New Loophole Proposal)? Should they be kept, converted to bots, or removed altogether?