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RSS Feed for Searches?

Is it possible to create an RSS feed for a given search?

I have a couple of projects that get mentioned on StackOverflow in connection with questions or bugs. But currently I have to search for the keywords because people don't tag them properly. It would be nice if I could search for the keywords and then save the search as an RSS feed, which would notify me of any activity related to my open source projects.

  • Could the API be used to periodically poll for this info, instead? Jan 25 '12 at 10:57
  • Jeff Atwood closed the other thread off by saying that maintaining such a feed would be too resource intensive. I could imagine a one off search and the an observer that monitors all subsequent postings and updates the RSS feed accordingly. I don't see that being that much of an overhead, especially since feeds can be shared.
    – jjrdk
    Jan 25 '12 at 14:11
  • I appreciate that. But as I state in my comment above, I think he is wrong about the reason for his decision. The RSS feed would only have to query the system once and afterwards only updates. This should be less of a load than if I performed a full query every day.
    – jjrdk
    Jan 26 '12 at 9:32

This can easily be done with Stack2RSS, a tool I wrote that converts data retrieved from the public API into an RSS feed.

In your case, the feed looks something like this:

http://stack2rss.stackexchange.com/ {site} /search?intitle= {search_terms}

Example that provides an RSS feed for questions that contain the tags and :

  • Will give this a try.
    – jjrdk
    Jan 27 '12 at 9:51

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