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Dear Digg.com, please fix your MetaWeblog API support

Dear Digg.com,

I'm one of the developers of the Apache Roller (incubating) software used by Sun and IBM and others for employee blogging. Our users want to be able to post via Digg.com, but your MetaWeblog API support is lacking.

Roller is not one of the blog servers listed in the Digg Profile area, so we have to use the "manual setup" option, but in manual setup option, you give users the abilty to set only:
- username
- password
- blog URL
- Metaweblog API URL

That won't work. Each of our users can have multiple blogs, so Digg.com needs to tell Roller which blog to post to. The standard way to do that is to use the blogid argument of the MetaWeblog API, but you don't support that -- you don't give users a way to set the blogid to be posted to.

Please add proper support for the MetaWeblog API blogid field so Roller users can blog via Digg.

I'd be glad to help you get this right and tested.

Sincerely, Dave Johnson

PS. I sent this to feedback@digg.com in September but got no response at all.

PPS. If you want the problem to be fixed, please Digg this post. I'm not sure it'll work, but don't know how else to get through to the folks at Digg.


Hopefully, APP will be your salvation.

Posted by Asbjørn Ulsberg on January 03, 2007 at 08:16 AM EST #

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