New Forum RSS URLs

May 13, 2013 at 2:16pm

New Forum RSS URLs

The forum now supports adding /feed to the end of any regular URL to request an RSS representation of the content. eg:

http://cycling74.com/forums/feed

http://cycling74.com/forums/forum/maxmsp/feed

http://cycling74.com/forums/topic/neural-networks-in-max/feed

The old style /forums/rss.php URLs are not currently supported. I’m going to implement code to handle all the different cases, look up the new URL and perform the proper redirection, but if you can’t wait hop on those new URLs now!

Thanks for your patience and feedback.
Ben

#249158
May 13, 2013 at 2:44pm

the problem is that the forum RSS is merged into the cycling rss now so the forum posts are flooding my reader :) is ther a forumless RSS of Cycling site (i mean magazin posts, interviews, etc)?

#249162
May 13, 2013 at 2:58pm

Hi Finecutbodies – I fixed that a couple of hours ago. Or at least I thought I did. Can you verify and send me a link that shows the behaviour you describe?

Ben

#249164
May 13, 2013 at 3:05pm

hmmm… just was reading my stuff from google reader and i “deleted” maybe 20 forum posts, maybe i wont get more… will let you know here if it’s not fixed! thx for the quick reply!

#249165
May 13, 2013 at 4:30pm

I unsubscribed to it for the same reason. I couldn’t find the non-forum rss link on the main page (on a quick look) so I assumed it got merged in with the forum.

Is there a link to the rss on the homepage?

#249168
May 13, 2013 at 5:01pm

Hi Rodrigo – no, there’s not currently a link to the site RSS on the homepage. There probably should be one in the footer.

The url is: http://cycling74.com/feed

#249172
May 14, 2013 at 11:56am

That feed is still spamming all forum posts.

#249283
May 14, 2013 at 12:09pm

Hi again Rodrigo,

When I request http://cycling74.com/feed, here’s what I get: https://gist.github.com/bbn/5578576

It contains posts, projects, tools, but no topics or replies that I can see.

Do you not get something similar? If not, could you please show me?

Ben

#249285
May 14, 2013 at 12:12pm

Here’s a screenshot of my rss feed.

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#249286
May 15, 2013 at 12:13am

Thanks for the feeds, Ben! I still have some comments ;-) :

Are only the 25 last posts available? It’s not much when you check your feeds in the morning, after the US activity on the forum…
The “Reply To:” string at the beginning of the subject field in answers scrambles the order by subject in my RSS reader (TB) because the original post and the following answers don’t share the same subject.

And while editing this post, I noticed that the backspace problem I wrote about is still there!

p

#249363
May 15, 2013 at 6:08am

No joy in Feedly. Everything gets mapped to the top-level feed:

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#249393
May 15, 2013 at 8:34am

@Rodrigo – RSS consumers usually cache feed data they’ve previously downloaded. Are you getting any new forum content in your reader?

@Patrick – thanks for the feedback, keep it coming! Yes currently only 25 posts. I will look for solutions for that and the Reply To problem.

@Nick – thanks for the report. I’ll figure it out asap.

#249408
May 15, 2013 at 8:36am

I don’t seem to have gotten anything from today, but after subscribing yesterday (after getting the link again) I did get new forum posts on the feed (I had marked all as read when I added the feed again).

#249409
May 16, 2013 at 2:30am

Ah – a problem might be that all RSS feeds (certainly the section ones) are called “Cycling ’74 >> All Posts”.

#249512
May 16, 2013 at 2:44am

Oh, and the Max for Live feed has a URL tagged “max” (while Beta is “edge”), which might be confusing: “max” I think should actually be Max, while that is now tagged with the deprecated “maxmsp”.

#249513
Sep 12, 2013 at 3:23am

@Ben: nothing new regarding the “Reply to” prefix? It’s really annoying to read the forum like this in a RSS reader.

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