i just joined #mastodon and noticed it's tough to find active people to follow. #trunk https://communitywiki.org/trunk has built themed lists, which are a great start, but many accounts are stale and there's a lot of clicking to navigate online.
so last night i played with #trunk's API and packaged up some filtering and automation into #python/#selenium so all i have to do is 1 click confirm. i put it on gh this morning for other #newbies like me. https://github.com/lots-of-things/pytrunk
Cool project! I like the trunk integration in @fedilab but you're right some accounts are stale, or moved and not adjusted to new accountnames
Why does it need selenium btw, chrome or firefox headless/webdriver should be all you need nowadays :)
@sexybiggetje i'd just used selenium chrome webdriver in a python script before so i went with what i was familiar with. i also wanted to do it with an open browser so i could see the profile photos.
@bonkerfield very cool. I’ll have to check this out when I get home and back to my computer. Would be awesome to find more people to follow and hopefully do more here than twitter and other socials.
@bonkerfield neat! If you want to go faster still, you could also follow directly via the API (there are python bindings for it), though that may be _too_ automated
@halcy yeah, i thought about it, but I wanted to at least see the profile images for myself and verify and this seemed like the easiest way to do it.
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