Could we have per-user rss comment feeds? June 16, 2006 2:39 PM   Subscribe

Could we have per-user rss comment feeds? To assuage the fears of the paranoid, maybe they could be user switchable and off by default.
posted by timeistight to Feature Requests at 2:39 PM (26 comments total)

I concur. It would be mighty useful for feeding into Suprglu.
posted by Jimbob at 2:46 PM on June 16, 2006


I think this is in the queue.
posted by brain_drain at 3:20 PM on June 16, 2006


I think this will just encourage people to hold grudges and harass other users. I vote no on this.
posted by dios at 3:23 PM on June 16, 2006


Of course, I can't read, but I'm guessing maybe those random letters after the comma suggests that people could turn them off to prevent particular users from subscribing to their feed? Would a permission system work?



(damn you illiteracy. you have plagued me my whole life!)
posted by dios at 3:25 PM on June 16, 2006


I think this will just encourage people to hold grudges and harass other users. I vote no on this.

I think this will just enable people to keep track of their favorite posters and commenters. I vote yes on this.

Whatcha got to hide, dios? People could just as easily stalk you through your profile page and wait for updates to the post count. But really, you flatter yourself.
posted by loquacious at 3:38 PM on June 16, 2006


I wasn't referring to myself. I was speaking generally about the propensity of Metafilter users to want to be repetitively antagonistic to particular users (ironically, just as you are being towards me, as you have been before). While there is clearly some usefulness to this, it would also increase the ability for people to troll other users unless there was some permission system. There is no need to take my comments here and try to insult and pick a fight with me, loquacious. Stick to being the guy who tries too hard to be edgy and funny and leave the 'being a prick to dios' to the typical offenders.
posted by dios at 3:55 PM on June 16, 2006


If people want to keep track of what comments users are making, in real time, they can already do it. All we want is for it to be available as RSS. No great security issue involved, really.
posted by Jimbob at 4:04 PM on June 16, 2006 [1 favorite]


Some of us would welcome a little harassment, dios. The rest of you could just, you know, not turn it on.
posted by timeistight at 4:18 PM on June 16, 2006


As a pessimist, I see your point, dios, but for once the pessimist is losing—I'd love this, I think, and Matt could always, as he has suggested lately, ban the fuckers.

Besides, no self-respecting grudgy curmudgeon would be stymied by the lack of this feature.
posted by cortex at 4:29 PM on June 16, 2006


Yeah, I don't think the turn it on/off makes much sense, since everything is public and linked off your user page. I'll add this soon when I do the per-thread feeds.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:19 PM on June 16, 2006


I think this is in the queue.

Can we get a list of things Matt is working on, and proposals he's rejected? One that's updated regularly?
posted by Eideteker at 5:41 PM on June 16, 2006


it seems like we'd lose a lot of context with just the user comments. For instance, how much of timeistight's comment above would make sense in an rss feed?
posted by boo_radley at 5:52 PM on June 16, 2006


Can we get a list of things Matt is working on, and proposals he's rejected? One that's updated regularly?

With due dates! Action items! Bulleted lists! and project managers we can haul into the office when a feature slips its launch date!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:18 PM on June 16, 2006


What would the title be.. Just the thread title with "(comment by timeistight)" added to the end?
posted by Chuckles at 6:22 PM on June 16, 2006


Matt, I think we need you to come in this weekend. And don't forget to turn in your TPS report.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:26 PM on June 16, 2006


With due dates! Action items! Bulleted lists! and project managers we can haul into the office when a feature slips its launch date!

We appreciate your commitment to sparkle motion.

There is no need to take my comments here and try to insult and pick a fight with me, loquacious.

Sorry, you're right. That was over the line. It just irked me that your first assumption and worry was that it would be abused.
posted by loquacious at 6:26 PM on June 16, 2006


With due dates! Action items! Bulleted lists!

Nah, just a probability estimate..

Per user RSS implementation:
  • within 1 year -- 20%
  • within 2 years -- 20%
  • 3 years or more -- 10%
  • flipflop -- 50%
It could be a wiki!
posted by Chuckles at 6:28 PM on June 16, 2006


Can I get an RSS feed of things Matt is working on?
posted by Orange Goblin at 6:35 PM on June 16, 2006


and project managers we can haul into the office when a feature slips its launch date!

Just draw a frowny face on a 3x5 card and tape it to you Mac.
posted by cortex at 6:48 PM on June 16, 2006


Orange Goblin wins.
posted by shoepal at 7:24 PM on June 16, 2006


Can I get an RSS feed of things Matt is working on?

Did you run it by legal yet? Is this intranet only? What does marketing have to say about it? Is it conflicting with their branding efforts?

Obviously the only actionable thing to do is to develop an itemized roadmap for all of the ongoing projects and push an RSS feed for that so we can all stay in the loop. Top of the project list should be a feed for the project list feed.

Hey! Stinky Bob brought donuts! Break time!
posted by loquacious at 7:27 PM on June 16, 2006


Your TODO list is mocking you.
posted by togdon at 7:28 PM on June 16, 2006


project managers we can haul into the office when a feature slips its launch date!

Not until the Business Analyst prioritizes the project queue.
posted by timeistight at 8:07 PM on June 16, 2006


With due dates! Action items! Bulleted lists! and project managers we can haul into the office when a feature slips its launch date!

I'd be content to know if a feature is already in the works before I make an ass of myself by suggesting it in a MeTa post. Nothing fancy, but I was serious.
posted by Eideteker at 10:26 PM on June 16, 2006


Matt, I think we need you to come in this weekend. And don't forget to turn in your TPS report.

Matt, I think I have your stapler.
posted by WCityMike at 2:16 PM on June 17, 2006


Not until the Business Analyst prioritizes the project queue.

You forgot the Product Manager. Business Analysts can't understand things like "projects."

I don't know what Eidetaker had in mind, Matt, but I've thought once or twice it would be interesting and informative to see which frequently-requested features are on the "someday" list and which are "never" and why. Often the reasons are interesting and demonstrate some key principles of how this place is set up / managed.
posted by scarabic at 2:23 AM on June 18, 2006


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