Discourse Forum
Discourse Forum

Discourse Forum

Seamlessly extract valuable data from Discourse forums for superior analysis and insights.
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Header

x-api-key required

string

This parameter defines the Piloterr private key to use for authentification.

Parameters

query

string

Query to search specific topics or posts in the forum.

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Elevate Your Data Extraction: Discourse Forum API by Piloterr

Harness the power of Piloterr's Discourse Forum API to effortlessly extract rich and valuable data from Discourse forums. This API enables comprehensive data extraction, including posts, user interactions, likes, views, and relevant tags, directly from any Discourse-based platform. For businesses and professionals looking to gain insights or perform detailed analyses, this endpoint offers a seamless way to incorporate forum data into their workflows with unmatched precision.

Application Scenarios for the Discourse Forum API

  • Technology Companies: Enhance product development by analyzing community feedback, feature requests, and bug reports discussed in Discourse forums.
  • Marketing and Sales Professionals: Identify trending topics, capture user sentiment, and gauge community interest to tailor marketing strategies.
  • Academic Researchers and Institutions: Collect and analyze discussion threads to study online behavior, knowledge sharing, and community health.
  • Financial Analysts and Firms: Monitor investment discussions, gather crowd-sourced insights, and identify emerging trends within Discourse forums.
  • E-commerce Businesses: Understand customer needs, preferences, and pain points by mining product discussion forums to inform product development and customer support strategies.

Strategic Benefits of Using the Discourse Forum API

  1. Scalable Data Collection: Automate the extraction of large volumes of forum data, providing a scalable solution for continuous data streamlining.
  2. Actionable Insights: Convert qualitative discussions into quantifiable data that can drive strategic decisions, from product enhancements to marketing campaigns.
  3. Enhanced Customer Engagement: Leverage forum interactions to foster stronger customer relationships and improve community management.
  4. Real-Time Monitoring: Stay updated with real-time forum activity, enabling prompt response to emerging issues and new trends.
  5. Comprehensive Data: Capture not just posts, but also metadata such as views, likes, and tags, offering a holistic view of forum dynamics.

Unlock the Potential of Discourse Data

Piloterr's Discourse Forum API is designed to provide you with unparalleled access to the wealth of information found in Discourse forums. Imagine extracting data from strategic posts, like the query on “Scrape a Discourse forum with Python” (https://meta.discourse.org/t/scrape-a-discourse-forum-with-python/98520). The API response includes:

  • Post Content and Metadata: Every post, including the post number, username, posted date, and content.
  • Engagement Metrics: Number of likes for each post and views of the thread.
  • Relevant Tags: Keywords such as “python,” “api,” and “scraping” that can aid in categorization and deeper analysis.

This detailed extraction enables you to perform rigorous data analysis, understand community engagement, and make informed business decisions.

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Embark on a transformative journey with Piloterr's Discourse Forum API. Sign up now for a free trial and get 50 free requests to experience the ease and power of this cutting-edge data extraction tool. Unlock hidden insights and drive your projects forward with the rich data mined from Discourse forums.

Inevitably, the Discourse Forum API by Piloterr isn’t just a tool; it’s your gateway to deeper understanding and superior strategy execution. Dive into the world of data-driven decision-making and elevate your business prowess with Piloterr today.

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GET
POST
/api/v2/discourse/forum
Example Request
curl --location --request GET 'https://piloterr.com/api/v2/discourse/forum?query=example' --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --header 'x-api-key: <token>'
Response
{
  "title": "Scrape a Discourse forum with Python",
  "url": "https://meta.discourse.org/t/scrape-a-discourse-forum-with-python/98520",
  "posts": [
    {
      "post_number": 1,
      "username": "RGJ",
      "posted_at": "2018-09-05T07:28:56Z",
      "content": "Is there a way or API to scrape content from a hosted or self-hosted Discourse forum using Python?"
    },
    {
      "post_number": 2,
      "username": "meglio",
      "posted_at": "2018-09-05T07:56:19Z",
      "content": "Well, you can use Discourse's JSON API endpoint directly using Python’s requests library to fetch topics, posts, and user information."
    },
    // Additional posts can follow in similar structure
  ],
  "total_posts": "25",
  "likes": {
    "total": "100",
    "breakdown": [
      {"post_number": 1, "likes": 20},
      {"post_number": 2, "likes": 30},
      // Additional likes can follow in similar structure
    ]
  },
  "views": "5000",
  "tags": ["python", "api", "scraping"]
}
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