Premise: I’m trying to automate posting on Stack Exchange. Not for abuse, but to have my own interface instead of having to bookmark and use the various “StackSites” and being subjected to the insulting “Viewed 1 times” bug which is never fixed no matter how many times it’s reported.
I asked about it previously here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/59306239/how-do-i-make-sense-of-this-apparently-deliberately-obscurified-js-code
As it’s a complete mystery to me how this variable is determined, and it needs the right value or else it doesn’t let you post, I’m wondering if somebody can tell me how to “debug”/trace this specific variable in Firefox.
I cannot use their API because it requires you to have an account and only use that, which is not good for privacy. I want to be able to “ask as guest” for the StackSites that support it, and the API doesn’t let you do that.
I frankly doubt it would help me much even if I could follow this variable around, step by step, because the JS code I have dug up seems absolutely nonsensical to me. The very name is extremely cryptic and nothing indicates what it would be used for if not to prevent people from posting.
Note: Even if I were to abuse this, which again I’m not, the “one post per IP address per 90 minutes” limit, as well as the constant “too much abuse from your network, sorry” messages make it nearly impossible to abuse anyway. I get those constantly when trying to post perfectly legitimate questions.