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LDS.org directory download

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:52 pm
by 411hacker
I'm trying to make a webpage that can download and show the phone numbers and names from the directory on lds.org in my own format. I'd still be using my lds login and password but is there anyway I can access the mySQL and display it on my own webpage?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:13 pm
by techgy
411hacker wrote:I'm trying to make a webpage that can download and show the phone numbers and names from the directory on lds.org in my own format. I'd still be using my lds login and password but is there anyway I can access the mySQL and display it on my own webpage?


Posting of information from the church directory onto another public web site would be violation of church policies. Even controlling the account with a password wouldn't totally prevent the information from becoming public should someone hack the site. I'd recommend against such an effort.

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:18 pm
by RossEvans
411hacker wrote:I'm trying to make a webpage that can download and show the phone numbers and names from the directory on lds.org in my own format. I'd still be using my lds login and password but is there anyway I can access the mySQL and display it on my own webpage?


Start by reading the Terms of Use at lds.org

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:18 pm
by 411hacker
by chance would you have any other ideas so i could reformat what I'm viewing?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:01 pm
by aebrown
411hacker wrote:by chance would you have any other ideas so i could reformat what I'm viewing?


If you use Firefox, you could use a Greasemonkey script to reformat the actual page. Since that only changes what you are viewing in your browser, it would not violate any policies.