NOTICE: The journal feature has been discontinued. This API call is no longer available.
A Message record contains contains an individual entry from an Ohloh account “journal”.
idThe unique ID of the message.
login of the Ohloh account that generated this message. The
uri attribute contains a link to the account itself. Note that the
login is not the same as the account
login is used when you wish to tag a message with a particular account.
uri attribute is a pointer to account avatar image.
created_atThe creation timestamp of this message.
bodyThe text of the message.
tagsA message can be optionally tagged with links to several accounts or projects. The
<tags> element contains a collection of zero or more
<project> elements, as defined below.
tags/accountThe element text contains an account login. The
uri attribute is a link to the Ohloh account itself.
tags/projectThe element text contains a project name. The
uri attribute is a link to the Ohloh project itself.
To get a single message:
Note that you must correctly specify both the
account_id of the message author as well as the
To get a paginated list of messages created by a single account:
To get a paginated list of message tagged with a particular project:
The messages will be sorted with newest messages first.
Creating New Messages
If you provide OAuth credentials, you can post a new message on a user’s behalf:
Your POST must contain a form parameter called
message[body] which contains the text of the new message. Messages are limited to 400 characters.