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I was thinking the other day about whether the GDnet site is designed in such a way that it would be possible to make a post on the forums from another website or an application - and if it would also be possible to read data from the forums too. The GD website is pretty distinctive to be using at work, and I was vaguely interested in writing an app which lets you amke a post to a chosen forum without having to open a web browser. Such an app could also give greater information about who has replied to your post (or to other posts) than the fairly lame functionality the site provides. So is this possible/allowed? Would anyone else consider it useful?

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I doubt there's any convenient way of doing this, and if there was, I doubt anyone would tell you how to do it. It sounds like a good way of leaving the forums vulnerable to spambots.

Alternative solution - create a board theme that looks like MSDN or something.

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I was thinking the other day about whether the GDnet site is designed in such a way that it would be possible to make a post on the forums from another website or an application - and if it would also be possible to read data from the forums too.

The GD website is pretty distinctive to be using at work, and I was vaguely interested in writing an app which lets you amke a post to a chosen forum without having to open a web browser. Such an app could also give greater information about who has replied to your post (or to other posts) than the fairly lame functionality the site provides.

So is this possible/allowed? Would anyone else consider it useful?


This is pretty easy to do.

Just send a POST to
http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/post.asp?method=reply&topic_id= Whatever the topic is, once you send the proper fields.

Or a get, ec.

Just grab a packet sniffer, and find out what its sending, and copy it.

From,
NIce coder

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