Is it possible to post a question to Stack Overflow using PHP in the same way that it's possible to post content to Facebook?

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    Why don't you just read their API? They are trying to prevent spam, not to encourage it. – machineaddict Aug 12 '13 at 6:06
  • Is there any reason to Post Question To Stack Overflow From PHP? – Your Common Sense Aug 12 '13 at 6:06
  • machineaddict, I dont know is any API option available for stack overflow? – Mohan Raj Aug 12 '13 at 6:10
  • Your Common Sense, Am Just Asking is any Option Available like the Below link saaraan.com/2012/02/post-to-facebook-page-wall-using-php-graph – Mohan Raj Aug 12 '13 at 6:11
  • @MohanRaj The api: api.stackexchange.com/docs – chris Aug 12 '13 at 6:12
  • Chris, Thanks, In the Link you have mentioned all Get Data's, and There are no POST?? – Mohan Raj Aug 12 '13 at 6:16
  • No. And I think is pretty normal that they don't want that kind of automated posting questions possible. Actually, I'm pretty curious to know what would you like to post using php – chris Aug 12 '13 at 6:16
  • Chris, Many Thanks for Clearing my Doubt. – Mohan Raj Aug 12 '13 at 6:19
  • This looks a lot like spam for saaraan.com. – Brock Adams Aug 12 '13 at 20:05

As of this writing https://api.stackexchange.com does only allow the writing of Comments.

See https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/write

Starting with version 2.1, the Stack Exchange API provides limited support for writing to sites in the Stack Exchange network. There are a number of constraints imposed to prevent abuse and loss of quality on Stack Exchange sites.

And also http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/09/stack-exchange-api-v2-1/

Oh, and our first set of write methods.

It’s now possible to create, edit, and delete comments via the Stack Exchange API We’re starting small, with the least important of our content, to safeguard the quality of our content.

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    Technically it supports more, since it's what the Android app alpha uses behind the scenes, but...shh, secrets. – Tim Stone Aug 13 '13 at 19:32

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