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Does Tildes have RSS feeds?

As the title say, does tilde have RSS feeds for topics? I'm thinking a feed for the frontpage, as well as feeds for each group?

I've looked around but it doesn't seem like there is. Is the feature planned? Has it been decided against? Am I the only one who'd like the feature?

Does or will tilde have RSS feeds for the frontpage and for groups?

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    1. [15]
      christoffer
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      Awesome! Hopefully it will land at some point!

      Awesome! Hopefully it will land at some point!

      4 votes
      1. [14]
        synergy-unsterile
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        RSS Feeds sorted by the newest Front Page ~anime ~books ~comp ~creative ~enviro ~food ~games ~health ~hobbies ~humanities ~life ~misc ~movies ~music ~news ~science ~talk ~tech ~tildes...

        RSS Feeds sorted by the newest

        Edit: I changed the URL. These feeds only pick up the first three articles, so they're good for new submissions.

        8 votes
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          Dragon
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          Thankyou so much, I honestly think that RSS is going to make a comeback in one way or another. It's like the TLDR of the internet (sometimes).

          Thankyou so much, I honestly think that RSS is going to make a comeback in one way or another. It's like the TLDR of the internet (sometimes).

          7 votes
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            random324
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            Well, the nice thing about rss is that it is standardized and puts everything in one place. At the moment, I'm checking both reddit and tildes but it's annoying to switch between the two sites so...

            Well, the nice thing about rss is that it is standardized and puts everything in one place. At the moment, I'm checking both reddit and tildes but it's annoying to switch between the two sites so I'm thinking of switching to rss.

            4 votes
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              botanrice
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              I know this is a simple answer that may be answerable by a search but I'm still confused by it: how do I find/use an RSS feed? I started using Feedly since I saw that on one search but I'm not...

              I know this is a simple answer that may be answerable by a search but I'm still confused by it: how do I find/use an RSS feed? I started using Feedly since I saw that on one search but I'm not sure if that counts. Can you educate me on what an RSS feed really is and what are some examples or ways to use one? It sounds great.

              2 votes
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                synergy-unsterile
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                A RSS Feed is simply a link/file that makes following new content easy. A RSS Reader is a program or web application that takes any number of different feeds and displays the contents for you to...

                A RSS Feed is simply a link/file that makes following new content easy. A RSS Reader is a program or web application that takes any number of different feeds and displays the contents for you to consume. As Wes stated earlier, many websites already have RSS links embedded in the front page, so most of the time it's as simple as adding the direct link to the reader. Otherwise, you'll need to come up with a workaround to create a rss feed (an example is my above comment, where I used a website to generate RSS feeds for Tildes).

                Examples of feeds:

                Examples of readers:

                There are some great discussions on Tildes regarding RSS:

                7 votes
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                  cos
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                  You should make this comment into its own post. The information you've curated here is incredibly valuable and useful!

                  You should make this comment into its own post. The information you've curated here is incredibly valuable and useful!

                  1 vote
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                    cfabbro
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                    It may not be its own post, but you comment just triggered this topic to get put back to the top of activity sort, which is how I wound up seeing both your comments... so at least it gained some...

                    It may not be its own post, but you comment just triggered this topic to get put back to the top of activity sort, which is how I wound up seeing both your comments... so at least it gained some more potential visibility thanks to you. :)

                    1 vote
                    1. cos
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                      Ahh, I love Tildes! I feel like we have both the best community and the best platform on the Internet!

                      Ahh, I love Tildes! I feel like we have both the best community and the best platform on the Internet!

                      1 vote
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                Wes
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                An RSS feed is typically just a listing of articles, pages, comments, or some other feed of data. An RSS reader routinely downloads these items, and treats them like a reading list for you. RSS...

                An RSS feed is typically just a listing of articles, pages, comments, or some other feed of data. An RSS reader routinely downloads these items, and treats them like a reading list for you.

                RSS feeds can be found sometimes by copying an RSS link (often in the footer of a page). However more recently websites have taken to hiding their links in the source code of pages. That's okay because RSS readers are clever enough to find any RSS feeds on a page and interpret them.

                Try copying a page URL that you believe supports RSS and paste it into the "Add Subscription" menu of Feedly. It will automatically check for any feeds and add them if they exist.

                To give a little more technical context, the RSS reader is looking for a line which looks like this in the page source:

                <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Site Name" href="feed.xml" />
                

                So it's not just magic. The page still has to advertise their feed.

                6 votes
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                  botanrice
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                  Thanks for responding. What RSS feed do you use? Or what are some other common ones? For some reason I've struggled to find consistent answers.

                  Thanks for responding. What RSS feed do you use? Or what are some other common ones? For some reason I've struggled to find consistent answers.

                  1 vote
                  1. Wes
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                    I currently use Inoreader. They've started clamping down on their free tier so I may eventually leave, but it suits me for now. I've previous used Google Reader, Feedly, and the Digg Reader. I...

                    I currently use Inoreader. They've started clamping down on their free tier so I may eventually leave, but it suits me for now. I've previous used Google Reader, Feedly, and the Digg Reader. I also self hosted an instance of TinyTinyRSS, but left for a variety of reasons.

                    3 votes
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          christoffer
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          Thanks! But yeah, the duplicates is really a no go. Wonder why it happens.

          Thanks! But yeah, the duplicates is really a no go. Wonder why it happens.

          2 votes
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            synergy-unsterile
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            I changed the URLs, there shouldn't be any duplicates now. But it's only useful for picking up new articles because it only shows the first three results. If your RSS reader keeps a history there...

            I changed the URLs, there shouldn't be any duplicates now. But it's only useful for picking up new articles because it only shows the first three results. If your RSS reader keeps a history there won't be any problems.

            3 votes
            1. christoffer
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              Thanks, I'll add some of them to my reader and see how it fares!

              Thanks, I'll add some of them to my reader and see how it fares!

              3 votes