Receive reddit posts in your inbox
July 20, 2017 8:53 AM   Subscribe

Receive reddit posts in your inbox
A few months ago I asked this question about replacements for reddit. Since then, I've been trying my hand at Python and ended up writing this program that pulls the top posts from your subreddits and emails them to you. This has worked well for me in that it allows me to bypass all of the muck and keep any reddit surfing to a minimum.

I'm pretty new at this, so any feedback or advice would be appreciated!
Role: programmer
posted by holmesian (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

neat. do you just run it using cron?
posted by pyro979 at 10:09 AM on July 20, 2017

yep! (at least that's gonna be my plan once I learn how to use cron)
posted by holmesian at 1:58 PM on July 20, 2017

I don't know if there's anything that provides reddit-to-RSS (maybe you'll do that at some point!) but you might be interested to know about Gwene, which converts RSS feeds into the ancient decentralized NNTP/Usenet format.
posted by XMLicious at 2:25 PM on July 22, 2017

Looks great! Would it take much to wrap a GUI around it?
posted by churl at 4:59 PM on July 23, 2017

Thank you for the feedback! A Reddit to RSS feature would be neat to explore. It's been fun working my way through practical things to learn, so I'll add that to my list!

And I'd love to get a GUI on it. If anyone has a recommendation for a good place to start with python gui's, I'd love a push in the right direction.
posted by holmesian at 12:20 PM on July 24, 2017

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