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68kMLA Forums API?

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Does anyone know if there is there an API to access these forums?  I have done a bit of searching, but I can't find any evidence of it.  I am daydreaming about writing a Macintosh TCP application to access the forums, or perhaps a "door" for my current bbs project.

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I did see that.  But I couldn't find any info in the 68kMLA forums or wiki about getting a key, so I'm pretty sure it's not turned on, or at least not advertised.  I think it would be nice to browse and post to 68kMLA on my old Mac.

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There's a staff page? And I'm not listed on it? Hm.

 

Anyway - such that there is an API, and there probablyis, we're not currently in a place to be able to open access to it, as far as I know. I'll run this by @wthww who does the technical administration. A couple years ago he was talking about writing a read-only forum client that people could telnet into, to gain access on older machines, but I don't know where that went, and at the moment it would likely need to wait for the infrastructure work he/we have been doing.

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On 2/1/2020 at 2:15 PM, Cory5412 said:

There's a staff page? And I'm not listed on it? Hm.

Oh, you are... but for some reason it says you haven't logged in for many months.

On 2/1/2020 at 2:15 PM, Cory5412 said:

Anyway - such that there is an API, and there probablyis, we're not currently in a place to be able to open access to it, as far as I know. I'll run this by @wthww who does the technical administration. A couple years ago he was talking about writing a read-only forum client that people could telnet into, to gain access on older machines, but I don't know where that went, and at the moment it would likely need to wait for the infrastructure work he/we have been doing.

 

Ok, well I'd love to either implement a client that runs on old macs, or add an interface to my RetroBridgeBBS project so that someone could browse the forums with their old computer using a serial connection.  If there's any chance of getting access to an API, that would be great, but I won't get my hopes up.  I appreciate you looking into it.

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8 hours ago, equant said:

Oh, you are... but for some reason it says you haven't logged in for many months.

Ah - that's on purpose on my part, it didn't occur to me it might cause people to think not to contact me, however.

 

To be honest, at this point it's more out of habit than anything else.

 

Anyway, I'll float this by wthww and see what he says. I don't know what access the API allows but a read-only view seems reasonable for something like this, I just don't know what tools wthww wanted to build himself.

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