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Author Topic: Since Website-Watcher's Forum Closed, Where are Users Meeting?  (Read 2046 times)

NetRunner

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It appears that, at least some time ago, there was a handful of users of Website-Watcher in here, but lately there has not been any talk.

Since the official forum closed last year, I wonder if there is some community elsewhere to share plugins and talk about issues. Do you know of any?

(Edit: guess I made a mistake and this should be on the section "General Software Discussion" instead. If so, if possible, mod, move it please.)
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 04:14 AM by NetRunner »

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Re: Since Website-Watcher's Forum Closed, Where are Users Meeting?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 01:07 PM »
I'm still a multiple-times-a-day user of Website Watcher, so we can always discuss it here..  I guess I don't really use the advanced features though, so we may not be much use for such information.

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Re: Since Website-Watcher's Forum Closed, Where are Users Meeting?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 02:47 PM »
Me too  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Since Website-Watcher's Forum Closed, Where are Users Meeting?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 11:24 AM »
I guess I don't really use the advanced features though

You don't use plugins?

I have one to convert pages to feeds and grab the full text feed, other to automatically detect and leave only the main text of the page, some for price checking and others more page-specific.

Recently I heard of a web service similar to WSW. If I were to use it to do the same I do with WSW, I would have to buy their most expensive package ($300 per month) - so I would not, as I don't have that much money.

I guess WSW is still be the best of its class. Even the news agency Reuters mentioned it on a job ad.

Some plugins I still wish to make/obtain one day:

validate canary alert signed with PGP;

download page with PhantomJS or similar if the page is not compatible with the built-in IE (as it seems IE won't be updated anymore after Edge lunched and the developer said there is no plans to use another engine with JavaScript support).

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Re: Since Website-Watcher's Forum Closed, Where are Users Meeting?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2018, 05:34 AM »
Dear all,
I am a WSW customer for a little more than 10 years now! I don't know why Martin (WSW's developer) stopped his forum. Maybe lack of time ?
For my part I have always preferred to ask him many questions directly. He has always provided fast and helpful answers.
Alas I am not a coder so I can't help much with WSW scripts. But this is a great software. So thank you Martin anyway. ;)

>Netrunner :
For your RSS Full text script, I advise you to test this http://fivefilters.org/content-only/ in conjunction with WSW. ;)

See ya ;)

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Re: Since Website-Watcher's Forum Closed, Where are Users Meeting?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2018, 10:04 AM »
For your RSS Full text script, I advise you to test this

That is what I use already.

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Re: Since Website-Watcher's Forum Closed, Where are Users Meeting?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 07:04 PM »
For my part I have always preferred to ask him many questions directly. He has always provided fast and helpful answers.

He does answer, but many of my feature requests are met with a "only if other users ask that" reply.

The 2018 version has some new features, but none interesting to me, so I will wait for the next.

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Re: Since Website-Watcher's Forum Closed, Where are Users Meeting?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 01:08 AM »
Hi Netrunner,

After trying to understand your WSW requests I am not familiar with :
Maybe use a third party service for canary : https://ifttt.com/makers/canaryhome ? or ask Microsoft flow ?...

>download page with PhantomJS or similar if the page is not compatible with the built-in IE (as it seems IE won't be updated anymore after Edge lunched and the developer said there is no plans to use another engine with JavaScript support).
Can you give a page example so I can check with WSW ?

Thanks ;)


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Re: Since Website-Watcher's Forum Closed, Where are Users Meeting?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2018, 01:21 AM »
After trying to understand your WSW requests I am not familiar with :

See "warrant canaryw".

I did not expose any "request", just some ideas I have for plugins. My requests I sent to the developer using the help system.

You may be interested in reading "Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6".

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Re: Since Website-Watcher's Forum Closed, Where are Users Meeting?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2018, 02:09 AM »
 :-[ Thanks for the links NetRunner . ;)

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Re: Since Website-Watcher's Forum Closed, Where are Users Meeting?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2018, 10:42 AM »
Hi, downloaded WebsiteWatcher and set it up to monitor when an item is back in stock but didn't seem to see fields. Emailed support who said that page needed to be monitored by "screenshot".

Tried doing so and it just keeps setting off alert though no changes are seen.

I searched the help files, www, youtube etc, and unable to figure out how to use Monitor page with screenshot method and any assistance much appreciated. Since it's a Trial version I don't want to waste WW Support time on it but do wish they'd make some youtube videos etc to help others.

Thanks