Trouble with a RSS feed

Continuing the discussion from Configure the Discourse RSS Polling Plugin:

Hi - I’m struggling to get the RSS Polling Plugin to work for my RSS feed:

My browser (Chrome) doesn’t want to open it. But when I run it through a validator it seems to be okay:

Is there something I’m missing in the config?


Curiously, I get a 403 if I try curl

Craigs-iMac:~ craig$ curl -I
HTTP/2 403
date: Wed, 11 May 2022 14:04:59 GMT
content-type: text/html
content-length: 1233
x-datadome: protected
accept-ch: Sec-CH-UA,Sec-CH-UA-Mobile,Sec-CH-UA-Platform,Sec-CH-UA-Arch,Sec-CH-UA-Full-Version-List,Sec-CH-UA-Model,Sec-CH-Device-Memory
set-cookie: datadome=EU3BHAFHQ05_KVgwW1Wjs9oOG7yBN6ViNb-Z0zhemMzTdky84_xqOxGy~PCdj6GF2paWbjlV6YBVr8EffwN.eBXFJjRmcsp9ix7FLkAxA2yCry0Eo6sLlqchK2zbnjV; Max-Age=31536000;; Path=/; Secure; SameSite=Lax
x-powered-by: ASP.NET
referrer-policy: no-referrer-when-downgrade
strict-transport-security: max-age=31536000
x-xss-protection: 1; mode=block
x-content-type-options: nosniff

Maybe that server is picky about user-agents? …if the RSS validator can fetch it, but my curl, and the plugin cannot . . .

Looks like replies to GET requests with a 301 to but to HEAD requests with a 403.


You can configure the plugin to download the feed from directly to avoid their mess.


It works perfectly!

Thank you.


I’ve got a couple of ongoing problems with this, and would love a bit more help.

Problem 1: The expand post content button doesn’t work

I get this in the console:


Problem 2: limited ability to customise the resulting post

The truncated post brings in just the first <p>. Unfortunately I need the second one (the first is junk).

While I can target some ugly HTML passed through from the feed and suppress it with CSS, as well as customise the “This is a companion discussion topic…” text, I’m stuck with the unfortunate inline styling that is passed through. And I miss the highly valuable 2nd paragraph.

Is there a way to get rid of all the HTML elements / styles in there and just bring in the raw text? Or better yet, a selection of the raw text (in my case the 2nd <p> only)?

The second <p> element of each, including
Is this achievable / configurable? I couldn’t work out how to use CSS selectors to achieve this with my feed.

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