Step 2: Data Mining - by Jayefuu

Once we had our selected group of players to go on the cards, we needed all the data about them! Visiting 104 profiles and writing down their credentials did NOT sound like a lot of fun. To speed up the process and to make it more repeatable, Jayefuu wrote a Perl script to visit the profile of each of the chosen few to scrape together their vital statistics. It takes a while to run because it has to visit a few thousand pages.

The Perl script collects:
  • Ibler name
  • Number of Ibles
  • Answers
  • Best Answers
  • Answers Ratio (calculated)
  • Featured Ratio (calculated)
  • User's total instructables views
  • Number of subscribers
  • Date joined
  • Comments

The output is spat out into a .tsv (tab separated value) ready for pasting onto the card templates.

Profile images were gathered with a similar Perl script after messaging all of the chosen Instructablers to check they were happy with their current avatar.

In case you'll find them interesting, the Perl scripts have been included below. They won't run without some fiddling as a crucial line has been omitted to stop people running them. They load a fair few instructables pages. If you really have need to run it, PM Jayefuu to get the line you need.

Yay! They finally came (it was worth the wait) To anyone looking to buy them, they are great quality and printing. They also include some pretty good members =D (meeeeeeeee) Lol, anyway. Thanks guys. They are awesome. They just arrived today.
Glad you like 'em :D
I was unable to use paypal
i play now
Does there happen to be another set lying around somewhere?
I don't know, you'd have to PM gmjhowe.
Is it a game? Or a collectable?
Are these still available? and is their a new edition printed every year? Oddly enough I seem to have begun collecting instructable icon items and these would be an awesome addition
where is me!
Yall need to make some booster packs.
May i ask where and how these are printed?<br>
I want these, I want these, I want these.
Doesn't look like I'm in there, heh. Oh, well, what fun! Congrats, Goodhart and StumpChunkman! :D
what you should do is when there is a new member you pm them and ask them if they want to be in it and if yes you should add it on
This is for people that have contributed to the site, not new people with no instructables, the pack would also get very big very quickly!
I wish we could win a pack of these in some sort of contest! It would be really awesome!
i can't find my comment anywhere on here
cool i llove top trumps games. i love it even though i didn't watch the video
You guys are a riot! So much fun!!!! Really cool card game.
Cool. A newer version, perhaps?
so cool! will you be doing an updated version in the future?
where can i get some? PLEASE TELL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See step four, or contact <a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/gmjhowe">gmjhowe</a> or <a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/jayefuu">jayefuu</a>.<br><br><br>
Has it been too long? Can I still get some?
I think gmjhowe still has some left - just drop him a PM.<br><br>If he doesn't reply in a day or two, I have his email address.<br><br>
Well I did the paypal thing. Does that go to him?
Wow! How did I miss I was on this! Thanks everyone! <br>Can I still get them or has it been too long?
I got mine!!!! Yay!
Where do you get some?
See step four, or contact <a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/gmjhowe">gmjhowe</a> or <a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/jayefuu">jayefuu</a>.<br> <br> <br>
Maybe in the future, you could make other decks commemorating other members. Its a great idea and well done.
the famous instructable autors, i hope i can be in them some day
Are they still for sale?
Yes they are, if you send gmjhowe a PM he can set you up with a pack.
Ok, I actually just went ahead and bought them last night.
you didnt put Admin!
I'm aware that I'm a bit late.
Oooooooooooooh!! I wanna see my card. Now.
how much is 10 lbs in Us dollars
$15.89 at the moment
that card have my name
No it doesn't, did you read the infomation?
Really good stuff on the Deadcatz card instructions. <br>Any chance on getting the PSD files? links not working
Argh. Didn't realise that site had gone stiff :-( It's not my site; however I probably do still have the original files on archive somewhere. I'll look them out and post links here.
For folks who enjoy making cards, here's a set I put together 10 years ago; yuou may find some helpful construction hints in the writeup: http://www.deadcatz.com/cardinstructions.HTML <br> <br>regards, <br> <br>G
Was I made into a card? Has anybody got me? :D
There was a step where there was a list of people who were in the deck.
It is not a trading card game, If you were and you get a deck or ask someone who does have one or ask one of the people who worked on the project.
Am I in the stack?

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