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Old 06-08-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
ixfd64

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looking for an auto-posting script for vBulletin
I'm looking for a script (preferably in Python) that can automatically make posts on vBulletin forums. For example, I might want to scrape news from the web and post it on a forum every, say, one hour.

Most of the software I found are vBulletin hacks that require server access. I need something that I can run on my computer. The closest thing I could find is the Mechanize library. Are there any better choices?

I might be able to write such a script myself, but I'd rather not reinvent the wheel when possible.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Re: looking for an auto-posting script for vBulletin
Are you familiar with HTTP requests..? I took a quick look, and provided you managed to get ahold of an authenticated session, all it appears it would really require would be to write something that POSTs to /vb/newreply.php... A simple feat in most languages.

For example, the request for this post initially looked like this:
Code:
Name	Value
securitytoken	<snipped>
ajax	1
ajax_lastpost	1370724159
message	Are you familiar with HTTP requests... Provided you managed to get ahold of an authenticated session, all it would really require would be to write something that POSTs to ajax.php...
wysiwyg	0
styleid	0
fromquickreply	1
s	
securitytoken	<snipped>
do	postreply
t	38888
p	who cares
specifiedpost	0
parseurl	1
loggedinuser	6599
The securitytoken I believe is the PHP session ID, whereas the remainder of the parameters are pretty self-explanitory.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:31 PM   #3
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Re: looking for an auto-posting script for vBulletin
I'll take a look at it. Thanks!
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