is there an API to programmatically add posts (with tags and upload an local image) with nodebb?
Not yet, but it is in the works
Development on this plugin has stalled for the moment, but it is definitely something we want done soon. I'm sorry I don't have better news for you
By default, NodeBB has nodebb-plugin-markdown, which allows users to use the common markdown format in their posts.
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It's fully documented here: https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/wiki/Markdown-Cheatsheet
use nodebb-plugin-write-api and you can create how many post you like using ajax instead socket.io
PS: creating your own posts doesn't mean your site will be any good. It will look "not poor", but it will be anyway.
Rewards plugin would probably work well.
Upgrading solved it. Thank you very much.
I think that that might come down to the Akismet service, not sure that anything can be done about that.