I play in the mafia subforum, and various phpbb frustrations and the desire to get back into coding have driven me to give serious thought to a sort of "remote interface" for the forum, mostly just to allow things like easier searching and automating (graphs!)
Essentially, I would like to archive the contents of the mafia forum from say, the last year or so, and store them in a DB. Recent posts would be updated on a more regular basis (hourly, maybe?) e.g. it'd poll the index every hour, and only grab the topics with new posts. My thought here is that after the initial db sync, it would use equal or less bandwidth than a normal user, and if anyone other than myself ended up using it, would net lower bandwidth on the server.
Do you have any issues with me doing this?
(In the somewhat unlikely event one of your concerns is "Is this fair to the other mafia players?", I have withdrawn from playing until it's completed and after completion plan to make it publicly accessible)
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