RSS Observations


(Biscuit) #1

I love that .rss and .json extensions can be added to some Discourse URLs to turn the page into a RSS news feed or json data.

Three Observations:

1. Topic feeds. The .RSS feed for a specific topic lists the same topic title for each post. Given that RSS readers tend to use the title as a heading, the topic feed ends up being listed as:

This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title. This is my topic title.

To differentiate items more, you could list the titles in topic rss feeds as: [Post #N] : [Posters name]

2. Alerts. There is no RSS feed for alerts / notifications.

3. Flags. There’s no RSS feed for flags eg: active flags.