#: wouldn't it be a hell of a lot easier to scrape the http://www.metafilter.com/search_posts.cfm?user_ID=xxxxxx type pages every....
Um, no it wouldn't. Scraping is bad. Matt would definitely be pissed with hundreds of MeFi members scraping their threads. Plus, a dude has already done this. See MetaRSS.
Can we just be patient and wait for Matt to do this stuff right instead of OMG EL3TE HAZZORS BONERZ?
sequential, didn't mean to muddy the waters on MetaRSS
I'd rather provide per-user RSS feeds myself than have everyone stuff pointless HTML into everything they post. It'd save resources since no one would have to scrape the site to create these feeds.
without your servers or bandwidth.