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Automated Posting Question

Post by Rainboy on December 16th 2010, 10:42 pm

I would like to create a bot that scans a certain thread or threads on an hourly basis to post updates based on the posts it finds in that thread. It would run client side on my computer (via a Firefox plugin script).

I've been digging in the page source and I find that, quite understandably, there are several JavaScript scripts in there skewing what's going on in order to prevent spam bots from posting. However, due to the scripts, I'm having a very hard time seeing what's actually going on in there, myself.

How would I code said bot to log in and post; or can someone give me a cleaned up version of the source code these forums use?

Alternative options would be allowing the bot to update a certain page and linking to that in the thread, but that seems just about as troublesome as just getting it to post, if not more so. Help! Razz

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Re: Automated Posting Question

Post by Sanket on December 17th 2010, 5:33 am

Not possible.

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Re: Automated Posting Question

Post by Rainboy on December 25th 2010, 6:09 pm

I'm actually getting quite close on this one.

Only thing I have left is calling the onsubmit validation function before submitting the form, which is being amazingly irritating atm. Where there is a will, there is a way! Smile

Anyone know how to call the onsubmit function from JavaScript?

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