cross-posted from: https://fuckreddit.tryp.digital/post/72
> As the title says, I'm trying to create my own discord bot that takes channel comments and posts them on lemmy but I'm woefully underprepared. I definitely just need some more baseline info because as always I'm already in much deeper than I should be. Thanks for any help!
> I've already setup a bot (on the same server as lemmy, exactly how it's described in the linked doc) and can successfully ping it from my server. [I used this to set it up which uses Lua](https://github.com/SinisterRectus/Discordia/wiki/Writing-Your-First-Bot) and I'm unsure if that will be an issue. I can setup node.js if need be.
> I also installed the `lemmy-js-client`. I guess I have a few questions but really I'll take any help I can get :)
> - Does the js client need to be installed in a certain location?
> - Where does the block of text on the api docs go? Just in my `bot.lua` file?
> - websocket or http? Does it matter?
> - I need to make a POST request to lemmy to uyt the content there after I grab the comment from discord?
> - Can someone recommend me a resource so I can learn more about using [the API here](https://join-lemmy.org/api/#usage)? More than willing to do the legwork on my own but I'd like to know I'm going in the right track first.
> Additionally I was trying to use [pipedream](https://pipedream.com/) for assistance. I can optionally run code right on the site as shown in the picture below but also I can use any API account or make a POST request which are 2nd and 3rd photos below respectively. I'm taking a stab at the http POST workflow in between typing this.