Apple Automator Script for Lexis/Westlaw Points

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BeachedBrit
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Apple Automator Script for Lexis/Westlaw Points

Postby BeachedBrit » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:20 pm

Has anyone written an Apple Automator script or anything similar for Lexis and/or Westlaw that will just automatically max out their points earned each day? If so, please share.

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Re: Apple Automator Script for Lexis/Westlaw Points

Postby A12345 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:50 pm

BeachedBrit wrote:Has anyone written an Apple Automator script or anything similar for Lexis and/or Westlaw that will just automatically max out their points earned each day? If so, please share.


Nice and honorable thing to be doing just as you enter law school.

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Re: Apple Automator Script for Lexis/Westlaw Points

Postby kahechsof » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:54 pm

A12345 wrote:
BeachedBrit wrote:Has anyone written an Apple Automator script or anything similar for Lexis and/or Westlaw that will just automatically max out their points earned each day? If so, please share.


Nice and honorable thing to be doing just as you enter law school.


Counselor: Direct your client to just answer the question.

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Re: Apple Automator Script for Lexis/Westlaw Points

Postby truevines » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:24 pm

BeachedBrit wrote:Has anyone written an Apple Automator script or anything similar for Lexis and/or Westlaw that will just automatically max out their points earned each day? If so, please share.



What a great way to destroy the reward-point system.

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Re: Apple Automator Script for Lexis/Westlaw Points

Postby BeachedBrit » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:37 am

truevines wrote:
BeachedBrit wrote:Has anyone written an Apple Automator script or anything similar for Lexis and/or Westlaw that will just automatically max out their points earned each day? If so, please share.



What a great way to destroy the reward-point system.


I don't see the functional difference between this and the student that simply has a list of things to do everyday in order to max out their Westlaw/Lexis points. Neither is going to have the "addictive" effect that they seek to achieve via the rewards points systems yet both would receive maximum points.

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Re: Apple Automator Script for Lexis/Westlaw Points

Postby ResolutePear » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:05 am

It took me 5 minutes to write a shell-script that did this ...for another website. And that's with putting in a random-time based off a weekly seed/accounting for the obvious log entries that noobs will likely leave behind. Still.

It's just retarded. If anything, don't be lazy and design it yourself. That way there's no unexpected surprises.




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