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Post by Guest on October 8th 2018, 7:50 pm

It would be awesome if forumotion forums had a json(or whatever else) api. It would make a ton of customizations possible and forums could be made a lot faster. An api means a world of posibilities for a forum. I am willing to pay extra for this kind of a feature.
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Post by SLGray on October 8th 2018, 8:18 pm

I really do not understand what you would use this for on Forumotion.


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Post by Guest on October 8th 2018, 10:55 pm

@SLGray wrote:I really do not understand what you would use this for on Forumotion.
Basically anything related to ajax.
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Post by Guest on October 12th 2018, 3:37 pm

Bump

Also, those that voted no, can you give some kind of an explanation please? Dont forget you dont actually have to use the api if it's added.
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Post by _Twisted_Mods_ on March 1st 2019, 7:52 pm

well an api is used to submit or grab information from somewhere else. so i'm not really sure what you would need it for.. as far a json that's just a format in which it displays the info back to you in the api request... as far as ajax you can use it already... the only use i could see for this would be to submit data to your forum and that would be a security issue and the other would be to display news,recent topics or something on another website and this can be done by using ajax to grab the page and then use javascript to grab each element in the return result and then you can display it in whatever format you would like
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Post by Guest on March 1st 2019, 8:29 pm

Well, I dont know what that user meant but I know that I would definitely love to see this feature on forumotion. An API is used to grab data about something(for example in forumotions case, maybe data about an user). This could be used in a lot of ways, as right now the only way to programatically grab this kind of data is by grabbing an entire page, which is slow, hard to maintain and messy. I can imagine that transforming a forum into a SPA would not be too hard this way. Many modern websites have an API and a front end app that works with the API.

As about the security issues @_Twisted_Mods_ was talking about, the API would only provide the data if the user has the permission to access it. Also, submitting data to your forum is what happens for example when you post a message, so the only way this would be a security issue is if the forumotion forums already have security issues, which is not the case(somebody would already have found them).

The JSON format is pretty much the standard format for APIs, because its very easy to work with it, so not much to say about it.
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Post by _Twisted_Mods_ on March 1st 2019, 9:59 pm

yea but it wont hurt you much to grab the whole page its just text unless your refreshing it alot but if they were to add it they would prob add a max number of request per min so either way you would have a small delay. but i don't think they will ever add it because its not really worth the time to put into it compared to the amount of users that would use it
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Post by Guest on March 2nd 2019, 10:59 am

I agree that most people would not use it themselves. But there will be people that will create codes based on that api and people that will use it. After all, they released things like publications, events and the ads one that I never used once in my life.
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