RSS feed - question update in item description

asked 2011-09-27 08:57:17 -0600

Samuel gravatar image

My need is to be able to analyse the feed very quickly in order to define if I have to contribute to the question. In the best case, if nothing is needed from my side I should not have to connect myself to askbot.

Currently the description of an item is equal to the title of a question. See the following example.

<item>
    <title>RSS feed for tags</title>
    <link>http://askbot.org/en/question/640/rss-feed-for-tags</link>
    <description>RSS feed for tags</description>
    <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Samuel</dc:creator>
    <pubDate>Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:27:41 -0500</pubDate>
    <guid>http://askbot.org/en/question/640/</guid>
</item>

It would be helpful if the description had the same information level that the one available in the user's inbox.

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Comments

Let's think about this. We have the following versions of rss feeds requested:

Somehow we need these features either unified, or some just canceled. Will it be confusing to have all those different feeds? Would it be possible to have common data format for all the feeds?

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2011-09-27 09:18:27 -0600 )edit

I think the question list feed (the one we already have) is not really usefull. Why would I want to be notified in case of a question creation, but not in case of an update? I would summarize the need as follow : an activity feed of the questions matching a filter. In the user interface we keep the current button wich would provide a feed corresponding to the current search query. And the feed url can be customized with a parameter giving the query.

Samuel gravatar imageSamuel ( 2011-09-27 16:36:18 -0600 )edit