June 27th, 2002

Getting friends for an arbitrary user

Sorry if this is an obvious question -- I've read the protocol documentation, and it doesn't seem to be answered there. I want to write a program to generate a user's friends graph: e.g., a display that features nodes for each user that's connected to a given user by some degree of friendship, and edges between users who are friends. But there doesn't seem to be a way to get an arbitrary user's friends list using the "getfriends" mode -- you need to supply a username and password. Is there a way to do this without supplying a password?

sclj journal is live

In fact, it's been live for a while, but I never announced it. Make sclj your friend to see when sclj is updated. Post or comment if you want something added/changed. Throw Froot Loops in the ocean to create a cataclysmic disjunction in a parallel universe.

backdate problems

I'm having a few problems with backdate, I'm using prop_opt_backdated=1 which I -think- is right, yet the server is still telling me that I have the backdate option off, suggestions anyone?