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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.

marked as duplicate by Mat, Pops, Chris Frederick, kiamlaluno, ChrisF Jan 30 '12 at 9:10

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  • Could the API be used to periodically poll for this info, instead? – Andrew Barber 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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