Now xml-rpc compliant November 4, 2001 9:09 PM   Subscribe

MetaFilter now conforms with the new xml-rpc interface. I used this xml-rpc client/server for Coldfusion to wrap a simple request/response sent to whenever a new thread is made at
posted by mathowie (staff) to Feature Requests at 9:09 PM (6 comments total)

This means you can use favorite lists at and blogtracker to see new posts to MetaFilter.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:11 PM on November 4, 2001

stunning. Nice one matt!
posted by nedrichards at 4:14 AM on November 5, 2001

I don't get it, Matt. I've had Mefi on my tracker list for a long time, but all it does it put it at the top "Metafilter" at the top of my list upon every update because there are always new threads. Are you saying that I can track individual threads??? If so, how?
posted by fooljay at 10:17 AM on November 5, 2001

it doesn't seem to even correspond to when new threads are posted. for example, is now reporting mefi was updated at 10:10am, but the most recent thread was posted at 9:22am.
posted by jimw at 10:51 AM on November 5, 2001

It's not working exactly because MetaFilter is on Dave's special favorite bot visit list, even though I asked him to remove the site from that list. Since his bot is still revisiting MetaFilter, it reports false positives instead of relying on when I tell it to visit.

I also warned him that he would get negative feedback (like this and this which are both spot-on in my opinion) from doing such a thing but he told me he didn't care.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:34 PM on November 5, 2001

and presumably dave's special bot is always going to see a new metafilter because of new comments. i figured it might be something like that, but didn't put the clues together to realize it was dave doing it.
posted by jimw at 2:50 PM on November 5, 2001

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