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By: kuttu

Wed, 08 Nov 2006 14:17:05 +0000

i want a feed to connect forum and blog

By: Unofficial DreamHost Blog » Blog Archive » Discussion Forum RSS Feed downtime

Fri, 04 Aug 2006 12:30:21 +0000

[...] I just realized that the The Unofficial DreamHost Discussion Forum RSS Feed (what a name!) haven’t been updated since I upgraded this blog to WordPress 2.0.4 three days ago (forgot to change my .htaccess). [...]

By: Ian Sealy

Mon, 15 May 2006 11:08:06 +0000

Sorry about the delay in replying. A very busy couple of weeks. I doubt that having a large feed is a problem, but I think that having two separate feeds would be best. That way people can just choose which one they prefer. Thanks for looking at this.

By: Unofficial DreamHost Blog

Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:48:07 +0000

Ian - Just realised that I misread your comment. Somehow I thought that you wanted a feed for each forum (category/board). Sorry! Ian, Josh - I've now experimented with a feed that includes all the posts' content. It works pretty well, and it's really nice to be able to read the entire post in a feedreader. The only problem is that the rss-file is around 150 kb. Is this too much? Would it be better to limit the feed to only last 24 hours (currently it contains last 48 hours), or to only include excerpts. Another option would be to keep the existing rss feed with headlines only and then have another full post feed as an alternative. I would really like to hear your opinion on this... Thanks.

By: Unofficial DreamHost Blog

Mon, 24 Apr 2006 09:01:33 +0000

Josh - I agree that it would be more useful, but it would also require that I requested and parsed every single post in the feed every time I regenerate the RSS file (every 5 minutes) or saved a copy of every post in a database. I might give it a try, but I won't promise anything...

By: Josh Santangelo

Mon, 24 Apr 2006 05:41:43 +0000

Seems to work fine, but it would be far more useful if the actual post content were included.

By: Unofficial DreamHost Blog

Sat, 22 Apr 2006 08:05:45 +0000

Ian - I guess that would be possible. Let's wait a couple of days to see if there's any problems with the main feed. If more people would like category specific feeds please say ai!

By: Ian Sealy

Fri, 21 Apr 2006 16:54:46 +0000

Would it be possible to put each forum post's content in the feed?