A desktop app that checks threads for new posts, new notifications and what have you sounded nice so I decided to start working on one. However, this will obviously be doing a lot of authentication through login.php while I am testing and wasn't sure if that would be kosher. I can probably have it do the 'stay logged in' thing and just pass the stored cookie to the site so that there won't be multiple login attempts each time it gets run. Right now, I can log in and get to the main page to begin scraping, but I wanted to make sure doing this was fine with the site's administration before going further. Doesn't seem to me this would be a problem but doesn't hurt to be sure.