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I wanted to post questions after a proper user authentication explained here. Is there anyway I can do this?

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There isn't anything special in the API that would let you do this. You could send the user directly to the ask a question page.

I fiddled with the FireFox plugin I created to see if I could add the ability to post directly to the site to add an answer to a question or a comment if someone was already logged in. If I remember correctly there is some key that is required for the POST request and it wasn't obvious how that key was generated.

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Please see my answer for details. –  Nathan Osman Jul 29 '10 at 16:07
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Don't try that, we intentionally make it very difficult to programmatically post to the sites (as an anti-bot measure). If you find a workaround, we will break it. –  Kevin Montrose Jul 29 '10 at 20:32
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I already tried this...

http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/58444/

So it's v2.0 or nothing.

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