Is there an AskMe rss feed? January 13, 2004 10:20 AM   Subscribe

Is there an AskMe rss feed?
posted by signal to Feature Requests at 10:20 AM (5 comments total)

posted by mhaw at 10:22 AM on January 13, 2004

I'm new to the whole rss part-ay, but when I tried to use the MeFi and AskMe feeds the link to comments didn't exist. This is especially annoying for AskMe, when the comments/answers are the most interesting part of the whole thing. Am I doing something wrong, or is this just the way it is?
I'm using plucker, and a device running Palm 3
posted by nprigoda at 11:38 AM on January 13, 2004

if you're viewing feeds on a palm you'll need to have web access to get the html version of each page referenced in the feed. I've never heard of plucker, but I suspect it doesn't do anything when you follow links.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:09 PM on January 13, 2004

amazingly enough, there is also a search metatalk function. what will they think of next?
posted by quonsar at 12:26 PM on January 13, 2004

Plucker's pretty much (at a high level of description) just "wget --mirror" and a PalmOS HTML viewer.

But you don't need RSS to use Plucker -- actually, I had no idea you could. Just point it at, set it to spider to depth 1, then it will pick up the HTML on the front page and the threads.

Or better still, use sitescooper, which is a front end to Plucker that caches pages, diffs new pages against cached, and only fetches and Plucker-fies content which has changed since the last spider run. It's nicer to the server and smaller on the Palm.

I'm thinking about making a sitescooper .site file for ask (it's not too hard if you know regular expressions), so drop me a line if you want it..
posted by majick at 4:21 PM on January 13, 2004

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