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

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    Yes, as of version 2.2. Dec 2, 2014 at 22:25

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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.

  • Please see my answer for details. Jul 29, 2010 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. Jul 29, 2010 at 20:32

I already tried this. Complete exasperation with sending POST requests to StackOverflow - Meta Stack Exchange. So it's v2.0 or nothing.

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