I know from reading other RSS-related posts that you’re not big on providing RSS support - that’s fine. The RSS support that’s already built in is acceptable for most, I think.
If I could make one small request, what would be useful to me, and to those of us that use the RSS support built into Discourse as a way to integrate it with other applications, would be an option to prevent pinned topics from being pinned in RSS.
Let me provide an example: we develop a software application that has a “Community” section which displays the most recent topics. We pull latest.rss from Discourse and simply parse this to look pretty in the application itself. It works great, aside from the fact that the same pinned “Welcome” topic always appears at the top. This means that the user must always scroll down to see any new topics. This is cumbersome and does not give the appropriate attention to the new topics.
I would suggest that a checkbox be added to Settings that will tell the RSS feed generator to ignore the pin status of topics and just show them in the normal timeline of the feed.