Cubit OWNER issues forum: Automatic postings - API for Cubits?

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charles
Jul 18, 2015 9:47 PM CST
Houston, TX
We have an interesting, if not unique, social life.

Every now and again Marylyn and I host a party which consists primarily of playing laser tag - one game after another. The games themselves are hosted, and the scores tallied, by a computer. After each game is over, the computer program we use creates a web page that shows everyone's score in the game. When the party is over, I gather up the web pages and post them online for our players to review and enjoy.

So far, anyway, these games have been played indoors within easy range of internet. For this year's events, I was thinking of having the computer post the scores automatically. (Coincidentally, our ISP is discontinuing its personal web pages service, so I can't post to that.) I don't suppose there is any way for my computer to post a message to a Cubits forum automatically? That would be nearly ideal, giving our players easy access to the scores of one game, or the whole party.

The score sheets are structured as an HTML table, which may be an issue also.

Should I pursue this, or (as I suspect) is it not practical?
Imagedave
Jul 21, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas
Resident cubit-master
Hi Charles,

We don't have an API and I don't expect that we will. But you can do what you're wanting.

You probably could script this, though, if you were familiar with posting forms. Check out the form for posting a thread in your cubit and you'll see what the form action is, type, and what fields are required. The only trick for you to figure out will be to send your login credentials while you post the form. Those need to be sent via cookies.

I know this can be done with wget and curl. Good luck!

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