blaze answer list


Simple webapp to check the API for new content (answers / questions), and display it in a scannable format. flag button posts to Charcoal HQ, can be expanded to other rooms.


MIT License.




Ideally everything, in practice probably less. Except IE, of course. No guarantees there.


Ping us in Charcoal HQ if you have suggestions!


Source is available on GitHub.

  • 1
    What is "Site API Name"? A little help please.
    – ADTC
    Oct 17, 2014 at 0:46
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    @ADTC Eventually we're going to document that. Basically it's the "short name" of the site - think stackoverflow, superuser, softwarerecs, beer, space, russian, etc.
    – user18962
    Oct 17, 2014 at 0:47
  • I don't see any flag links. Also the site doesn't play well with Firefox on Galaxy S3 (mobile browser). Looks like a desktop site that needs zooming out.
    – ADTC
    Oct 17, 2014 at 0:51
  • @ADTC We might try to make it mobile-friendly for smallish devices in the future (works fine on my iPad), but it's not very high on my list of things to do. It's not a production-level app yet, TBH this post is here mostly because it's needed to get write access through the API. But as for the flag links - you have to click the "Authenticate" button at the top.
    – user18962
    Oct 17, 2014 at 0:57
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    @CareBear You don't need the post the register, but you do need it to get write access. We've been running for quite a while without a post, but I wanted to add write stuff to it.
    – user18962
    Oct 17, 2014 at 1:02
  • Alright. What is your target user base? And what limitation(s) of the current flagging system are you addressing with this web app? Expand your 'question' post with the response.
    – ADTC
    Oct 17, 2014 at 1:39
  • Thank you: the 'view all recent comments' feature might be helpful for moderators.
    – ChrisW
    Feb 28, 2016 at 18:27
  • A question or request: no matter what type of data it's retrieving, it's always the same URL e.g. erwaysoftware.com/blaze/#site=buddhism ... could you encode the data type in the URL (to make it RESTful and easy to bookmark) e.g. like erwaysoftware.com/blaze/#site=buddhism/comments or erwaysoftware.com/blaze/#site=buddhism?get=comments
    – ChrisW
    Feb 28, 2016 at 18:28
  • @ChrisW Not a bad idea; I might try to implement that. If you'd like to take a shot at it, PRs are always appreciated :)
    – user18962
    Feb 28, 2016 at 20:34
  • It seems to be enough to add the following to the end of script.js - if (site) { var wanted = lochash.substr(lochash.indexOf('wanted=')).split('&')[0].split('=')[1]; if (wanted) { apiEndpoint = wanted; RefreshData(); } } - that lets you add something like &wanted=comments to the URL.
    – ChrisW
    Mar 1, 2016 at 10:34


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