Getting who liked a post from the API


(pontus) #1

So, when we get a post like so:

GET /posts/13.json

We can see in the json actions_summary which contains the number of likes the post has. And you can deduce if the user I am logged in as has liked if “acted” or “can_act” is present.

"actions_summary": [
          {
            "id": 2,
            "count": 2,
            "acted": true
          },

But, how do I lookup which users liked the post? We have 2 likes here, one is mine since “acted” is true. But there is one other like. How do I find out which user that is through the API? It is fine if we have to use an admin account to check.


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #2

As explained at How to reverse engineer the Discourse API

curl 'https://meta.discourse.org/post_action_users?id=507029&post_action_type_id=2'

(pontus) #3

Your link does not work.

This works for me though:

GET /post_action_users?id=13&post_action_type_id=2

This outputs

{
  "post_action_users": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "username": "ausername",
      "name": null,
      "avatar_template": "/letter_avatar_proxy/v2/letter/i/{size}.png",
      "post_url": null,
      "username_lower": "ausername"
    },
    {
      "id": 10,
      "username": "anotherusername",
      "name": null,
      "avatar_template": "/letter_avatar_proxy/v2/letter/{size}.png",
      "post_url": null,
      "username_lower": "anotherusername"
    }
  ]
}

Which is a list of users who liked the post with id 13


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #4

It was missing the accept header:

curl 'https://meta.discourse.org/post_action_users?id=507033&post_action_type_id=2' -H 'Accept: application/json'