Currently, if I add a user feed to a chat room, I get a onebox that pops up every time there is a user action. The onebox contains either the question or the answer referenced in the feed entry.

But the feed also contains comments by the given user. When a user comments on a question/answer, I get a onebox in chat, but it displays a question or answer, with no indication about how it connects to the given user. I have to click through to determine that the user commented.

If there are multiple user feeds in one chat room, it can make it very confusing to know which feed a post is coming from.

Which brings me to my question(s):

Can I customize the way a user feed is posted to chat, so that the <title> and/or <summary> portion of the XML is displayed?

This will make it much easier to understand from which feed the post is coming. (If the entry is a comment, the <title> tag contains something like "Comment by GentlePurpleRain on Question X", and the <summary> tag contains the actual comment.)

Failing that,

Can I filter a user feed so that only questions and/or answers are displayed in chat, and comments are ignored?

If neither of these are possible, can this be implemented?

  • Wow. I didn't even know it was possible to make a feed to track a user's activity. What would this be useful for? (other than stalking people :-P ) – Rand al'Thor Sep 7 '16 at 0:13
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    @randal'thor It has been used by Puzzling mods to keep an eye on activity of users who have had consistently low-quality posts or who have been disruptive, in order to be able to react more quickly if such activity persists. I could also see it being used as a way to "follow" someone whose posts you really appreciate. – GentlePurpleRain Sep 7 '16 at 4:23
  • Is this mod only, or can anybody do it? Creeptastic either way. – Won't Sep 7 '16 at 16:50
  • @Won't Anyone can do it. It's the same info available on the user's public profile page. – GentlePurpleRain Sep 7 '16 at 17:15

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