Step 2: Data Mining - by Jayefuu
The Perl script collects:
- Ibler name
- Number of Ibles
- Best Answers
- Answers Ratio (calculated)
- Featured Ratio (calculated)
- User's total instructables views
- Number of subscribers
- Date joined
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.