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StackOverflow (and associated sites), offers badges you can embed on any web-page. It's available through the user page on the "flair" tab.

I wonder if something like this is available for Battle.NET. Either by Blizzard directly (preferred), or by a third party.

Alternatively, I could scrape the default pages for results, but an official API would be cleaner.

I ask this because I am currently building a small local community. So far, we have a small wiki up and running, and I'd like to have one page listing all players, their current avatar and rank. Showing them off as a properly styled badge would be awesome.

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This is a good question... but I'm on the fence as to whether on not it should be considered on-topic for gaming.SE - it seems like it's more of a question for SO or web applications. –  Wipqozn Jun 1 '11 at 12:17
    
@Wip, IMO, the question about whether battle.net has this functionality or not is on-topic. Were he to ask how to scrape the site, it'd be a different story. –  jmfsg Jun 1 '11 at 12:40
    
@Juan-Manuel - I agree that a "question about whether battle.net has this functionality or not is on-topic", but he's asking for an API as well. Which is a technical question, not a gaming one. –  Wipqozn Jun 1 '11 at 12:47
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@Wipqozn: I agree that this is a bit controversial. I wasn't sure where to ask at first. I was about to ask it on SO, as that is anyway my most active account on StackExchange. But in the end I came to the same conclusion as @JuanManuel: It's not about how to do it, but more a general inquiry about existing Battle.NET services. –  exhuma Jun 1 '11 at 14:17
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I believe they do not offer this.

Sites like SC2Ranks for example, scrape the battle.net public profiles in order to generate their statistics.

Your best bet would be to do that, or even check their API out to see if you can skip that step and take advantage of their work (of course, this is starcraft 2 specific, but there may be similar things for other games that I don't know about)

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Thanks. I'll look into that. –  exhuma Jun 1 '11 at 14:18
    
Great. This looks very promising. I'll keep the question open for a short while. If nothing better creeps up. I'll accept it ;) –  exhuma Jun 1 '11 at 18:28
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I think what you are looking for is this website.

It generates images like this:

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Yes, this is exactly what I am looking for. Unfortunately I am quite picky about design. And well... what can I say... These badges are not quite tickling my tastebuds... ;) Still. Thanks a lot for your answer. –  exhuma Jun 1 '11 at 18:22
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Adding this answer so as to be comprehensive. It looks like there IS another site, http://sc2sig.com/ that a lot of people were using, particularly as per this TeamLiquid forum thread started in 2010. However, that site appears to be broken as of August 2012. No word on whether it will be fixed or not.

HOWEVER: On http://sc2.jimluc.com/ that @Opera mentioned, there appear to be some other features that were either missed before or have been added since then. After you create your badge, just choose from the 7 different tabs on the result page to get the link for the style you want.

For example:

(Woo wood league :P)

One more important note: on that site, you link to your profile using your battle.net profile link, however, stats for the badge are pulled from sc2ranks.com, so there is a delay in when things get updated.

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