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Does Instructables have an API? Can you find out how many comments you have with it? Answered

I wanted to create a script that would find out if I had any new comments on my instructables, but I don't know how to do it. How would I be able to make a script communicate with the Instructables servers to find out if I have any new comments.

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fjordcarver (author)2012-06-21

Hey guys...little project I am working on, very very beta. click the pie chart on the result page to get the url for a xml output...very, very beta, but you can fetch the data via python or processing via the xml url data, or parse the results page.

http://irssistible.appspot.com/

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Kiteman (author)2011-08-27

If you just want to know about comments, you can set your account to send you an email to when you get comments.

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Super_Nerd (author)Kiteman2011-08-27

It already is. How can I make the script receive an e-mail and alert me?

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Kiteman (author)Super_Nerd2011-08-27

Huh? You want to be alerted to an alert?

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Super_Nerd (author)Kiteman2011-08-27

I don't check my e-mail often and it doesn't alert me when I get an e-mail so I wanted to make a script that runs at startup to check my comments and let me know.

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Kiteman (author)Super_Nerd2011-08-27

Oh...

Sorry, then, I can't help you with that, you need a codemonkey. There are a couple on the site.

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Kiteman (author)Kiteman2011-08-27

(Although, it would be a good feature for the mobile app, when they get around to rewriting it.)

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Super_Nerd (author)Kiteman2011-08-27

If you've ever seen my instructable to make your computer greet you when you use it, imagine it saying. "Good morning user, you have 2 new instructables comments."

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