RSS for Individual Threads May 7, 2006 2:44 PM   Subscribe

Is there any way (RSS ;) ?) to track the progress of an individual thread? I would like to be notified of updates to the ones I'm most interested in without having to check the site all the time.

I'm new to MetaFilter, but I did check the FAQ first. Appologies if this is a dead horse or a stupid question.
posted by jhscott to Feature Requests at 2:44 PM (12 comments total)

I believe this is in the works. Do a MeTa search for "favorites" and you'll see a lot of threads about this.
posted by brain_drain at 3:15 PM on May 7, 2006


If you use Greasemonkey and Firefox, here; otherwise, here.
posted by WCityMike at 3:58 PM on May 7, 2006


Use an RSS reader. Most of them will highlight/bold rss feeds that have new items since the last time you read them.
posted by blue_beetle at 4:38 PM on May 7, 2006


P.S This would probably be better as an AskMe question, since it's "How do I", not discussing a specific feature of MeFi.
posted by blue_beetle at 4:39 PM on May 7, 2006


@brain_drain, WCityMike, thanks
@blue_beetle the problem is that I don't want a feed on all threads, I want a feed for a particular thread. The RSS for that does not yet exist, AFAIK (sounds like it is being developed).
posted by jhscott at 4:40 PM on May 7, 2006


Okay, is this AskMe or MeTa? I'm wondering about a specific site feature, not how RSS works (I use NetNewsReader and Bloglines). Is "does MeFi have per-thread RSS" not a MeTa question? Was I just not clear?

Since I'm new here I'd appreciate a definitive answer.
posted by jhscott at 4:52 PM on May 7, 2006


There is no official way of doing this. Others have asked, so Matt might be working on it, but I don't know. WCityMike's links are your best bet.
posted by bitpart at 5:03 PM on May 7, 2006


This is a MeTa question.
posted by shoesfullofdust at 5:21 PM on May 7, 2006


Yeah, this is the right place. It's Metafilter related.
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:57 PM on May 7, 2006


I'll be doing per-thread RSS feeds this week. It's only about two hours of work but I've been putting it off for ages.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:21 PM on May 7, 2006


Ok, my apologies I misunderstood the question, and gave the wrong answer. Although in my defense, I probably would have screwed up the same way had it been posted to AskMe.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:58 PM on May 7, 2006

I'll be doing per-thread RSS feeds this week. It's only about two hours of work but I've been putting it off for ages. 1
Wanna save one hour and fifty five minutes and have it finished before breakfast? Add the following to every page:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS for this Thread" ref="http://sequential.org/metarss/?action=Add%20URL&url=$url>
I'm only half kidding.
posted by sequential at 12:27 AM on May 8, 2006


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