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raptrex
07-24-2008, 06:28 PM
hi im wondering how to make a "blue tracker"
a blue tracker grabs official blizzard posts from the battle.net forums

here is the forum i would like it to grab from
http://www.battle.net/forums/board.aspx?forumName=d3-general

it doesnt have a rss feed, so i cant use that
the only thing i can think of is a scraper, which would be hard to make

i would like to mimic the one on this site
http://d3db.com/bluetracker

any ideas?

heres one made for World of Warcraft
http://blue.cardplace.com/blue_results1.htm

scoop_987
07-24-2008, 09:07 PM
maybe they have permission from the board hoster to use their DB to fetch (so the sit eonly get SELECT priveleges). I can probably build it up for ya, but it will be useless unless you can get permission

raptrex
07-24-2008, 09:29 PM
i doubt blizzard would allow fansites to access there database

scoop_987
07-24-2008, 09:34 PM
otherwise you will need to archive the latest page from blizzard's website and using some complex regex, get the posts, cant see any other way to be honest. you will need to set the archiving as a cron job though



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