AskMe RSS confusion August 11, 2006 1:22 PM   Subscribe

I would have just used the RSS feed, but I'm adamant about the "unanswered questions" thing, and the feed doesn't show best-answered threads. The Ask Metafilter RSS feed excludes questions where a best answer has been marked? That would be good if the purpose of the RSS feed was to expose unanswered questions to potential answerers, but if its purpose is to disseminate useful information, then best-answered questions could then presumably only be viewed through the site ... which defeats the purpose of having an RSS feed, doesn't it?
posted by WCityMike to Bugs at 1:22 PM (12 comments total)

I think what was meant was that the RSS feed doesn't show the fact that a thread has had an answer marked best. Such a thread is still available through the feed.
posted by jjg at 2:29 PM on August 11, 2006


Nothing is blocked in the feeds whether they have a best answer or not.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:24 PM on August 11, 2006


It's a conspiracy. I blame the either the jews, or everyone that is NOT jewish, or perhaps a combination of the two. I'm not sure which.

&lt/joke>
posted by blue_beetle at 3:37 PM on August 11, 2006


</joke>
posted by blue_beetle at 3:38 PM on August 11, 2006


less than joke was correct.
posted by quonsar at 6:38 PM on August 11, 2006


I blame chlorinated drinking water.
posted by Meatbomb at 6:39 PM on August 11, 2006


Lamont's people hacked it.
posted by tula at 6:51 PM on August 11, 2006


Nothing is blocked in the feeds whether they have a best answer or not.

Okay. Thanks. :)
posted by WCityMike at 8:13 PM on August 11, 2006


I was quoting the INTERNET!!
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:13 PM on August 11, 2006


While we're on the subject, would it be possible to include the "category" field in the RSS feed? I know we've got individual category feeds but including a question's category in the main feed would allow us to customise the feed to show "all questions except those from category X". Would this be tricky to do?
posted by blag at 10:42 AM on August 12, 2006


I think what was meant was that the RSS feed doesn't show the fact that a thread has had an answer marked best. Such a thread is still available through the feed.

Yes, that's what I meant. I should have said, "the feed doesn't reflect the best-answered status of a thread," which is what I needed in order to implement the "show questions that haven't received a best-answer" pony that I implemented here.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:22 AM on August 13, 2006


Implement, implement, implement... the word starts to lose all meaning when you say it over and over again.

Sorry, my brain was suffering from developer-itis.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:23 AM on August 13, 2006


« Older dimeadozen.org, a torrent site, requires signing...   |   Is there a MetaFilter watchlist? Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments