Importing configurations | Pluckeye

Imports are a powerful feature in Pluckeye configurations. This page shows a couple examples of how they might be used.

Example 1: Susan's books

Susan likes to research books on the Internet. She also uses Pluckeye. Over time, Susan has added to her Pluckeye configuration a large number of links to children's books on Goodreads that she thinks would be useful to other Pluckeye users who also like children's books. To do this, she creates a new configuration of type "allowed urls", and names it "Susan's approved children's books". She then edits the configuration, copying in all the urls she has accumulated over her Pluckeye history, and saves the configuration. After saving it, she clicks "Share" and "Publish" to share the configuration with all Pluckeye users.

Peter, another Pluckeye user, sees Susan's configuration in the list of public configurations. Peter views the configuration and clicks the import button. When prompted for which configuration to add it to, he selects his one and only configuration. After his delay elapses, Peter then inherits Susan's list of approved books.

Later, Susan adds more books to her public configuration. These changes automatically propagate to Peter's computer. If Peter decides he no longer wants to use Susan's list, he can remove the import rule for "Susan's approved children's books".

Example 2: A Reddit Subreddit blacklist

u/cocucu, a Reddit user, has written a program that crawls Reddit and identifies not-safe-for-work (NSFW) subreddits. He takes the output of his script and creates a new configuration of type "blocked urls". He then makes public the configuration so that other Pluckeye users may import it into their configurations.

Example 3: Work/Play configurations

Edmund uses Pluckeye to keep himself from being distracted from schoolwork during certain hours of the day. But in the evenings, he likes to allow himself more liberal use of the Internet. So, he creates a new configuration of type "general" and gives it the name "work". He creates a second new configuration and names it "play". Edmund then adds an import rule to his original configuration so that it will import from "work" during the hours of 9am to 5pm, and another import rule so that it will import from the "play" configuration during the hours from 5pm to 8pm.