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07-24-2008, 07:28 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

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

any ideas?

heres one made for World of Warcraft

07-24-2008, 10:07 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

07-24-2008, 10:29 PM
i doubt blizzard would allow fansites to access there database

07-24-2008, 10:34 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