Is there an RSS feed for the English forum only?

I can’t seem to find an English Only RSS/atom feed for the English portion of the site: English

If I subscribe to openSUSE forums RSS I get the posts from all language groups but I only like to read the English ones.

I don’t want to subscribe to all the sub-forums within the English section because there are several and I would like a single feed for all of them.

I could group them in Google Reader, but again, having to subscribe to all the sub-forums is going to be a pain.

Anyone know of any english only feeds for this forum?

On Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:46:01 +0000, saultdon wrote:

> I can’t seem to find an English Only RSS/atom feed for the English
> portion of the site: ‘English’ (http://forums.opensuse.org/english/)
>
> If I subscribe to openSUSE forums RSS I get the posts from all language
> groups but I only like to read the English ones.
>
> I don’t want to subscribe to all the sub-forums within the English
> section because there are several and I would like a single feed for all
> of them.
>
> I could group them in Google Reader, but again, having to subscribe to
> all the sub-forums is going to be a pain.
>
> Anyone know of any english only feeds for this forum?

Try subscribing to the feed at http://forums.opensuse.org/forums/english/

  • that should give you English only posts (in my test, I only saw English
    posts in the feed entitled “openSUSE Forums RSS Feed” - the one that says
    its English doesn’t seem to have anything in it - I think it’s limited to
    posts in the “English” category, which won’t have any because posting in
    the category isn’t permitted).

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

Thanks Mr Henderson.

I tried to drag the English openSUSE and the regular openSUSE forum link into the RSSnow KDE desktop widget but it says cannot find any feeds.

So I subscribed to that english url with Google Reader and looked at the link it pulled: http://forums.opensuse.org/external.php?type=RSS2
Then I subscribed to the general openSUSE forums and got the same link from Google Reader: http://forums.opensuse.org/external.php?type=RSS2

So I thought, what about hardcoding the English part in there…
http://forums.opensuse.org/external.php?type=RSS2http://forums.opensuse.org*/english/*external.php?type=RSS2

But it gives the same multilingual feed in both Google Reader and the RSSnow widget.

This was my fear that I would have to subscribe to all the sub-forums in order to get a comprehensive English only feed.

Luckily, I can put them under a single Label/Folder in Google Reader, then click on “View Details and Statistics…” on that folder and get a custom Feed URL from Google that I can drag into RSSnow.

Doing this as we speak… drag… Hopefully the urls don’t change anytime soon so I don’t have to redo it.

On Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:26:01 +0000, saultdon wrote:

Hmmm, let me check with our technical admin and see if there’s something
we need to configure to enable this.

I dug a little deeper and see that the overall feed works, but even in
forums with messages, the feeds come up empty. That doesn’t seem right.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

That’d be appreciated! Thanks.

I might be mistaken, but I’ve learned from some feeds, that depending on how they are set up, will only bring in the most recent feeds based on feed settings.
They might limit it to the most recent 20 feeds, where recent being the past week or year.

Also, those feeds might only relate to the Thread and not the Posts within it and if that’s the case, then they will only show results using the original post date without tracking the responses.

There is also the chance that the feed was created later on and when that happens, then the feed usually won’t contain any “historic” posts. Not sure why, but some sites it does! Maybe the RSS/atom feed service they are using?

I like using feeds because that way, the internet comes to me - not the other way around.

I indeed have a whole range of English and Dutch (sub)forums in my RSS feeds (Agregator of KDE). You can have them there in a tree under a general name, but that does not diminish the work to create all the entries, nor does it cope for any changes inside those languge containers (does not happen to often).