The comment creation method allows a 3rd party application to submit comments to a CoveritLive event. Comments are not inserted directly into the event stream, rather they are placed into the comment stream, requiring approval prior to being published.
In addition to the parameters listed in the Request Parameters section, the comment/create method also includes the following parameters:
The event code for the event which the comments will be added to. Each CiL event that is created is assigned a unique event code that identifies it in the database - The event owner can find this value after creating a new event, by selecting the "altcast_code" which is found in their Viewer Window embed code (e.g. the event code is "46e6cd22b5" in "altcast_code=46e6cd22b5"). This value is also returned by the event/list API method.
The text of the comment itself. May not include markup. Max length - 500 chars.
The author name of the comment, it will appear along with the comment itself. (e.g. guest_name=Alejandro). If not provided, this value defaults to "Guest".
A free-form text field which you can use to tag this comment. Max length: 255 chars. comment/list requests for this event will return this tag.
The URI of the users avatar image (JPG/GIF/PNG). Will be displayed at 48x48 pixels (e.g. avatar_uri=http://yourdomain.com/user/343894.png).
The id of a successfully created comment is returned in the data field of a general response. This field will consist of a comment_id field, which contains the comment id.
Example response to a successful comment/create request:
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