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konijn_
December 4, 2009, 15:51
Greetings,

This rss feed http://angband.oook.cz/forum/external.php?type=RSS2
only gives me the new threads, not the replies that are posted.

Twould be most convenient if I could get an RSS feed with replies as well.

Cheers,
T.

SaThaRiel
January 8, 2010, 14:47
I have to say that i would appreciate this too :) Just started to use a newsreader and it works great - and also helps you to keep an overview on all those boards you visit every day. And sure newsgroups which are "hard" to follow otherwise.

konijn_
January 8, 2010, 15:42
I have to say that i would appreciate this too :) Just started to use a newsreader and it works great - and also helps you to keep an overview on all those boards you visit every day. And sure newsgroups which are "hard" to follow otherwise.

Thanks, I was feeling in a minority of one ;)

Pav,
if you can set this up I will repeat last year's donation ;)

T.

pav
January 8, 2010, 15:48
I don't think my skillset is high enough to edit this forum software (third-party) and maintain such a patch through the upgrades. Sorry, folks.

SaThaRiel
January 11, 2010, 07:49
Ok, i think, i found the solution. Just change the URL for the RSS feed to
http://angband.oook.cz/forum/external.php?type=RSS2&lastpost=true
and you should receive all messages.
Havent tested it completely but it looks like its working :)

Edit: Well, sadly it doesnt seem to work as expected. Maybe an http://angband.oook.cz/forum/external.php?type=RSS2&newpost=true will do, but im not sure.

Another Edit: The lastpost=true seems to work - also i dont completely understand how. It shows some replies but i feel that there are some missing. But better than "standard" version ;)

konijn_
January 11, 2010, 15:19
Ok, i think, i found the solution. Just change the URL for the RSS feed to
http://angband.oook.cz/forum/external.php?type=RSS2&lastpost=true
and you should receive all messages.
Havent tested it completely but it looks like its working :)

Edit: Well, sadly it doesnt seem to work as expected. Maybe an http://angband.oook.cz/forum/external.php?type=RSS2&newpost=true will do, but im not sure.

Another Edit: The lastpost=true seems to work - also i dont completely understand how. It shows some replies but i feel that there are some missing. But better than "standard" version ;)

It is the weirdest thing, I can see replies in the xml, but Google Reader refuses to show them.. At this point I'm guessing its a bug in vBulletin ?

T.

ekolis
January 12, 2010, 03:26
Probably Google Reader, actually... another RSS feed I've wanted to subscribe to has problems there :(

SaThaRiel
January 12, 2010, 12:18
I vbulletin a commercial software? If yes, i would suggest to use another forum software (maybe SMF).
Pav, maybe you can email me the external.php so i can have a look what is possible? Im sure no php programmer and wont be able to implement something new but maybe there is a way to see all new posts.

pav
January 12, 2010, 13:02
Yes, it's a commercial software, and no, I don't want to migrate to SMF as SMF is balls and sucks bigtime. vBulletin works.

I don't say it cannot be bent (it is plaintext source code after all) but I'd like to avoid moving large patchsets to future vendor releases.

SaThaRiel
January 12, 2010, 13:45
I don't say it cannot be bent (it is plaintext source code after all) but I'd like to avoid moving large patchsets to future vendor releases.
Well, i dont want to bend it too - thats for sure. Just wanted to have a look which options are supported (maybe a &getrecent=true or something).

pav
January 12, 2010, 13:54
Acceptable URL params are: forumid forumids type lastpost nohtml fulldesc count.

SaThaRiel
January 12, 2010, 14:16
Hm, so there is no way to get new posts via RSS. Well, we will have to check the site manually then ;)
The fulldesc option is pretty useful i think.

konijn_
May 26, 2011, 00:00
Thanks, I was feeling in a minority of one ;)

Pav,
if you can set this up I will repeat last year's donation ;)

T.

This offer is still up by the way, 2 years have passed, are we due for a software upgrade of the forums or not yet ?

T.

pav
May 26, 2011, 19:06
There's not gonna be a forum engine upgrade. Since the vBulletin takeover by Greedy Bastards Ltd. I'm not gonna send any more dollars their ways.

Sorry.

konijn_
May 27, 2011, 01:57
There's not gonna be a forum engine upgrade. Since the vBulletin takeover by Greedy Bastards Ltd. I'm not gonna send any more dollars their ways.

Sorry.

Understood, no worries. When was your latest drive anyway ?

T.

pav
May 27, 2011, 09:39
2009 I think. But since then I switched from yearly-subscription to buy-to-own model so there are no more payments for vBulletin software ahead me.