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Moderation [Jan. 12th, 2005|07:22 pm]
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Hi all.

I'm writing a small application to automate age-verification for community moderators (using FOAF to get a list of friends and their DoBs).

I was wondering, though, is it possible for me to tell if a user (whom I've authenicated with LJ) is a moderator/owner/admin of a specific community? Short of going to http://www.livejournal.com/community/manage.bml and scraping out a list of communities there, that is.

This isn't strictly necessary, but I'd prefer to restrict usage of the tool only to the mods of communitites.

[User Picture]From: marksmith
2005-01-12 07:48 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure there is no way to determine if someone is actually a maintainer of a community programmatically without screen scraping.

Please make sure you're familiar with the bot information page. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: cryo
2005-01-12 08:49 pm (UTC)
Actually, this would be a good thing to have on the userinfo page for the community. I recently had to put my foot down because some idiots were stating the my community didn't have a moderator simply because the content wasn't to their taste.
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