Alternative RSS Feeds October 17, 2006 9:13 PM   Subscribe

PiratedRSSFilter: I know that Ask Metafilter has an official RSS feed provided by Matt. But be thar any other RSS feeds available other than t' straight listin' o' questions and answers — either provided by Matt or pirated/screen-scraped?
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 9:13 PM (11 comments total)

MetaRSS has been mentioned before I believe.
posted by sjvilla79 at 11:02 PM on October 17, 2006




Why is MetaRSS at sourceforge? I don't understand what it is if there's nothing to download, no discussions, and no code.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:59 AM on October 18, 2006


I don't understand what it is if there's nothing to download, no discussions, and no code.

It's a zen sourceforge project, intended for us all to meditate on how the lack of a project can be itself a project.
posted by scottreynen at 8:09 AM on October 18, 2006


that would actually be kinda cool if there's another one, because the legit askme feed is real unreliable with google reader -- seems to update only once a day for me.

(i know, i know -- it's probably google's fault. I didn't have this problem when I was using a regular feed reader. Still, like everyone who uses bloglines says "this doesn't happen with any of my other feeds").
posted by fishfucker at 9:51 AM on October 18, 2006


I'm pretty sure that is google's fault. I used to use it and I remember it not being very helpful.
posted by bob sarabia at 10:40 AM on October 18, 2006


There are tag and user feeds as well. More info on the FAQ.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:46 AM on October 18, 2006



I'm pretty sure that is google's fault. I used to use it and I remember it not being very helpful.


they've released another version. For what it's worth, I've found it the best feed reader I've used by far.

the pesky refresh issue is actually ok by me because I get more work done.
posted by fishfucker at 12:14 PM on October 18, 2006


Here's the MetaRSS you can use - it lets you generate various kinds of feeds, either by clicking a bookmarklet or with a Greasemonkey script thingy. The per-thread feeds are especially handy.
posted by jack_mo at 12:41 PM on October 18, 2006


How odd - it looks like only a couple of people use it, going by these stats.
posted by jack_mo at 12:44 PM on October 18, 2006

Why is MetaRSS at sourceforge?
My hope is that by opening up the code, it would be easier for multiple people to keep on top of changes in the site, new feature requests, and bugs. At this point in time I do not have the time to commit to it.
I don't understand what it is if there's nothing to download, no discussions, and no code.
I opened the project over the holiday weekend and never received a "Your project has been accepted" letter. I logged in the other day to see what was going on and voila! (This is the first time I've seen the DNS actually working.)

Unfortunately, the delay in the acceptance caused me to miss a window of free time I had planned to dedicate to getting the project off the ground. I won't be able to put the time in for at least another week due to professional and personal obligations. If you have an interest in the project, don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
it looks like only a couple of people use it
Only a small handful of people use MetaRSS. It's not well advertised or well known. I don't link to it often for fear of self linking, though I can usually count on the people in this thread to mention it when I miss a MeTa thread about it.
posted by sequential at 10:15 PM on October 18, 2006


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