J Holmes
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Hi there,

A friend has set up a website for the local games group, randomly updates it with occasional info such as where and when the next games night will be, and who some of the members are, and some of the games they have.


Is it allowable for someone to use php or a similiar programming language to extract their own user account info and post it onto another site?

In other words, if all the members of the gaming group had BGG profiles and gave permission could my friend's website display their collections?

If this allowable, has someone done it before?


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Gunther Schmidl
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There's an XML API for it, and the Wiki describes how to HTML scrape the 'geek, so I'm pretty sure it's allowed.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Data_Mining
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/BGG_XML_API
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Mikko Saari
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http://www.lautapeliopas.fi/ - the best Finnish board game resource!
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My Finnish board game site uses rating data from Geek, it's highly useful and the XML API works real smooth.
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