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Published: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:55:03 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:55:03 -0800


Why is feedly loading Ask Metafilter (only) in an unlogged-in state?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:55:03 -0800

How come in iOS, Feedly randomly and frequently loads posts from AskMe -- and only AskMe -- in the unlogged state (modern)? Even if I click thru to open the post in a browser I remain logged out and unable to log in (page just refreshes) even though I stay logged in (in classic) in other tabs and browsers. When it happens, I end up having to open a new tab, go to the Ask front page, and click the question when I find it. It's annoying enough and frequent enough that I often don't bother. It's been happening for months and months, in Safari on the iPad and iPhone. I usually have at least one MeFi tab open in (in classic) a browser. This subsite is the only time it happens. I removed cookies and logged out and in many times but it always happens again.

MyFanFare RSS feed?

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:26:09 -0800

I do a lot of my MeFi browsing through an RSS reader (NewsBlur if anybody cares). One page I cannot find an RSS feed for is MyFanFare, which is a great thing that could be made better IMO if it came in the shape of an RSS feed. Is there a pony frolicking in the fields nearby MeFi HQ that could fulfill this need? Are there others out there who also feel this pony would make a good addition to the MeFi stables?

RSS not updating

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:15:13 -0800

The RSS feed for the blue hasn't updated since the post at 4:41 this morning (ET), and the Ask MetaFilter RSS feed hasn't updated since 3:27 this morning. Am I the only one seeing this?

Google Seceder

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:11:45 -0800

PSA: Google Reader shuts down in two weeks. Several alternatives capable of importing your subscription lists and starred items (exportable via Google Takeout) have popped up since the closure announcement, and that's OK. But there's one highly valuable aspect of Reader nobody can replicate and that will soon be lost forever: Reader's vast archive of cached feed data. Here's how to save it all. Every feed ever submitted to Reader has its metadata, plaintext, and other embedded media stored in Reader's servers -- even for sites that died years ago. For many sites, it is the last remaining record of their content -- an ordered, organized, comprehensive, and searchable list of thousands of items where coverage is spotty or robots.txt files block the way. This huge trove of data, which made Reader's personalized search of all your subscriptions so powerful, is being destroyed at the end of the month. But while Google Takeout lets you easily export several kinds of data, including an OPML subscription list and starred items, this far more complete archive is hidden away in Google's server racks. Luckily, the unofficial Reader API gives users (unintentional?) access to this database, and can provide a complete list of any feed's contents for backup. offers a page with a plain textbox that will generate this page for you. Just drop in an RSS feed URL and hit the download link to get a raw JSON formatted list of up to 9,999 items. You can also get these results yourself using this URL:[ENCODED FEED URL HERE]?n=9999 Note that the feed URL needs to be encoded; you can do that using this tool. Also, you can tweak the number at the end if you want less data, but I'm not sure if 10,000 is the upper limit. You can find the feed URL for any site you're subscribed to in Reader by going to its feed, clicking the "Feed Settings..." button up top, choosing "View details and statistics", then copying the blue Feed URL shown in the window. This is an invaluable tool for any site you'd like to save -- personal blogs, long-dead websites, ones with rejiggered content schemes, paywalls, or contents that are difficult to Google Bing.* Two that may be of interest to Mefites: a rolling, daily list of the most popular posts and comments across the site, going back years. Lastly, if you'd like to aid Mefi's Own jscott's Archive Team in their ongoing effort to discover and back up as many Reader feed contents as possible, you can join them on their project page! * FROM HELL'S HEART I STAB AT THEE

Google Reader Diaspora

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:49:12 -0800

Is it too early for a "let's all become friends on whatever RSS readers we're trying" thread? Like a lot of people, I've been playing with several of the new alternatives to Google Reader, to see which one sticks. Noting that some people are starting to use this thread to share their profiles, I thought it might be worth a Metatalk thread.

Pony Request: RSS Edition

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:30:09 -0800

Would it be possible to have the "Contact Activity" feed available as RSS? I always forget it's there until i happen to be on the main page and notice that my friends have been posting cool stuff.

Look, I know it's a crazy thing to ask, but....

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 06:23:23 -0800

Digg recently announced that it was building an RSS reader. That's fine, but I don't like Digg, I like Metafilter. So even though this is way too much to ask, I was wondering: might Metafilter consider creating an RSS reader subsite? I would pay an extra membership fee, or even an annual fee, and I don't think I'm alone.

Newsblur Friends?

Sat, 16 Mar 2013 18:35:30 -0800

Since a great deal of us have joined Newsblur, let's get connected to each other. I am muneer78 on there. I'm still trying to figure out how to follow people, so someone please point us to directions if they exist.

We Need a Hero

Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:38:07 -0800

@mathowie: "I think RSS is so important that I'd take a job (leaving MeFi) at any startup aiming to make an improved Google Reader (w/ social features). [...] I'm serious, and feel free to email me. MetaFilter can continue with the employees running things."

I think that this maybe merits some serious discussion here, pronto. So I slept on it, had a scrumptious muffin, did some fancy meditation exercises, and yep, STILL REALLY REALLY ANGRY ABOUT GOOGLE READER. And I'm not the only one. pb is "extremely upset." Warren Ellis is losing "the most effective tool [he] has." Ezra Klein uses it "more than any single web site or app save Gmail." Felicia Day is having none of it. Small-scale blogs are in danger. A petition has surpassed 50,000 signatures. Reader's death trended above a new pope on Twitter. It seems Google has kicked the entire blogosphere in the collective chin. But a light shineth in the darkness. Clearly, a competent, no-frills feed reader is vitally important to not only the sort of people who read Metafilter -- bloggers, webmasters, curators, journalists -- but to the founder himself, to the point he'd be willing to leave the project he's built for 13 years. But there's no need to split the gang up, right? So why don't we game it out here. Questions to consider: Is this something that MeFi would be capable of hosting? Should it be in-house, or could we partner with an existing project? Would it even be possible to persuade Google to open-source Reader's code? Exactly how much of Reader would we be able to replicate? Interface? The fetch mechanism? APIs? Would it be available to everyone, or just registered Mefites? Would it charge a fee? I'd be willing to pay a subscription for a trustworthy Reader clone hosted by a site as longstanding as MeFi. Most importantly, names... It's a big endeavor, but it would be fit right into Metafilter's mission to filter the best of the web, while providing a big beacon for all the literate, web-savvy people left out in the cold by Google's caprice. There are plenty of alternatives springing up, but MeFi could provide the imprimatur of reputation and experience to make for the very best solution. It could be the smart, effective alternative to Reader, just like AskMe is to Yahoo Answers or We have the userbase, the technical knowhow, the desire, the connections. Let's make it happen. For the sake of future FPP sources everywhere, let's help save the small-scale web.

MeFi RSS feed is invalid

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 23:41:56 -0800

My RSS reader says the MetaFilter RSS feed is invalid. I'd really like to use it because I've become RSS oriented and I'm not checking MeFi. It could be a problem with the RSS reader, Thunderbird 2.0.24 (I know there are other readers, but TB uniquely meets my needs), but the MeFi feed has worked previously and the AskMefi RSS feed works currently. I've tried the feeds coming from the host and the one from feed2.. Thanks in advance.

MeFi Music RSS feed no longer working in iTunes

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:54:34 -0800

Anyone else found that subscribing to the Mefi Music RSS feed as an iTunes podcast stopped working a few days ago? I just tried removing and rejoining, and it again lists the last few days worth of music, but fails on downloading anything after "Solomon Silkwood."

help with managing my blue/green addiction^H^H^H habit?

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 18:21:41 -0800

My question is how do you manage meta and askmefi? I use RSS for both and given the "living" nature of the threads, I always feel like I'm missing something if I read a thread too soon so I usually whittle the queue down leaving the 100 most recent threads unread. But then I feel like I'm missing out on the more time-sensitive stuff. So I'd like to know what the habits of "regular" mefites are? Do you lay eyes on every thread title/summary and delve in occasionally? Do you watch the RSS numbers run up and declare mefi-bankruptcy every 3 months? I'm not really as obsessive as this question makes me seem. I'm just really curious about the reading/browsing habits of regular mefites. Apologies if this has been covered before.

IRL RSS and mobile

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 04:59:21 -0800

IRL: the RSS feed and the mobile site. RSS: I'm subscribed to the Toronto events. Today I noticed that the RSS feed shows the same fields as the other sites: title and body text. It would be incredibly useful to see the event's date/time and location as well (or even instead of the body text). Mobile site: I couldn't see how to mark myself as attending without switching to the standard site. It turns out that I can mark myself as attending IF I click on "3 attending, 4 maybe" first. Could we make that more clear? Android, Google Reader, Dolphin browser, in case that's relevant.

Single RSS feed for all comments on all threads I have favorited?

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 22:32:53 -0800

Single RSS feed for all comments on all threads I have favorited? I'd like to not have to add an extra RSS feed to my reader every time I want to 'subscribe' to a thread. What I'd rather do is have one central RSS feed, for me, that contains ALL comments on ALL threads that I have added as favorites. AFAICT this doesn't currently exist. I don't, for instance, mean the extant feed listing all posts favorited by someone - that's more for tracking what someone else has favorited, not for subscribing to your own interests. Could y'all make this happen? Thanks, Sai

Cool! Melbourne Meetup (5 months ago)...

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:00:37 -0800

Are the IRL RSS feeds expected to work? When I saw that IRL had location-based RSS feeds I subscribed to the Melbourne, Australia feed and assumed that I'd hear about it if anyone was looking to get something together... And finally, there's something in the feed! Only problem is, it's from 5 months ago... Do these location-based feeds generally work? Has this just been some minor insanity in Safari's feed-client? Did that item just get nudged because, hell, it's Australia Day and there's got to be something going on?

RSS feed nitpick

Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:37:25 -0800

I recently added the sideblog RSS feed to my Google Reader page. The title always shows up as undefined. If you were not aware I wanted to point it out. If you were aware but didn't care, I'm fine with that.

thread subscriptions without RSS?

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 10:20:30 -0800

Advice/pony: I often see what promises to become an interesting thread, only to forget about it afterward. is there any way to collect recent activity from several threads, without commenting in them? Or is it just time to bite the bullet and learn this RSS rubbish?

Is it possible for me to get new posts with a particular tag sent directly to my email?

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 20:13:17 -0800

Is it possible for me to get new posts with a particular tag sent directly to my email? I never know where these half-Ask half-Meta questions should go, but I'd like to have a link or notification or something sent directly to my email inbox whenever something is posted to, e.g., I've tried subscribing to the relevant rss, but I don't really use rss feeds and I can never seem to get in the habit doing so. Everything goes through my inbox. Can this happen? Thanks. If this should go in Ask, sorry bout that.

Popular Favorites RSS

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 16:42:03 -0800

Pony: I'd love to have a feed for this page: http://​​home/​popularfavorites - A feed of all the recent posts which land on that page. This would really help me keep up.

RSS on favorites

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 15:28:40 -0800

Is there a way to create an RSS feed from my favorites?

RSS for Recent Activity

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 22:28:00 -0800

Is there any chance of getting a RSS feed for Recent Activity? Maybe with a scrambled url (like the ones Google Calendar uses) if privacy is an issue? Thanks.

Google Reader is displaying MeFi in a weird way

Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:18:19 -0800

In Google Reader breaks in text are displaying as brbr and single quotes are not appearing. This is in Firefox and in Chrome (Win7) but not on my phone (Palm Pre). Examples: "Figuring out a career path: Im an undergrad student who has a passion for interviewing people and getting their stories. I also want my carer to help make the world a better place and feel that I would be happiest if I could see my impact directly. What careers or jobs might I look into?brbrJournalism is an obvious possibility but there are many types and Im not sure which is suited to me." "Id like to buy a clock for my husband, but I dont have any idea where to start.brbrMy budget is around $1000 but Im flexible in either direction. He doesnt like super modern looking stuff, so something very traditional or even rustic would be better. Hes so much better at giving gift than me, that I would love to surprise him with something great. Thanks!"

Feed on Favorites

Mon, 06 Sep 2010 11:48:12 -0800

How can I create an RSS feed out of the 7 day popular favorites page on the Blue? If that's not a feature, well, there's my pony request.

filtering rss by tag

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:17:34 -0800

Restricting user RSS feeds to specific tags? I'd like to pull my askmefi rss feed into my personal site, but I'm looking for a way to filter the questions for quasi-privacy. With LiveJournal I can restrict to specific tags like What I was thinking is, I'd tag things I want on my front page 'sync' and (or mark things I don't want 'nosync') filter based on that. Getting the XPath to work correctly is failing me, so I'm wondering if I can get a similar feature from Mefi instead and skip the local processing.

Who axed insanely minor feature #4638-B3 from the RSS feed?

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:19:53 -0800

Where did the ‘X number of posts’ thingumijigwhatsit that used to be on the RSS feed disappear to? This is possibly the tiniest pony request ever — literally, think the approximate size of a unicorn reflected in a human's tear, but a bit smaller — but anyhoo. When I used to browse the AskMe RSS feed in Google Reader, a strip that said ‘X many comments’ would appear underneath the post blurb. This was a handy way for me to gauge whether an AskMe I was curious about had gotten off the ground conversation-wise, and now that it's gone my habit of starring interesting threads is a little less… efficient. If it's gone for a reason, I shall shed a unicorn tear for it; if it was never there in the first place, I shall have to question why I keep seeing unicorns. (But seriously, I'm sure it was there, so: where did it gooo?)