Stack Overflow question feeds by default don't provide updates for comments. What's the solution to this?

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You can use the experimental timeline feature. It's not linked anywhere yet, so you have to type the URL yourself:

http://stackoverflow.com/posts/[question number]/timeline

e.g. https://meta.stackexchange.com/posts/36738/timeline for this one. It does include comments. But remember that it's experimental; in particular, there's no corresponding RSS feed (yet?).

  • Can we use yahoo pipes to accomplish this task. I mean making a custom RSS Commented Jan 23, 2010 at 15:24
  • Isn't pipes just an aggregator? If so, you'd still need an original RSS feed that includes comments.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Jan 23, 2010 at 15:39
  • Just use Google Reader, you can subscribe to any page now, so subscribe to timeline.
    – pihentagy
    Commented Jan 26, 2010 at 9:28
  • but google reader doesnt prompt me the instant i get a comment Commented Jan 26, 2010 at 12:33
  • @Michael Haren: I don't think that's true. Do you have an example? I have never noticed a comment that was hidden in the timeline view.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Feb 22, 2010 at 19:22
  • @balpha--you're right, my bad Commented Feb 22, 2010 at 19:44
  • Eh, google reader cannot update the created feed properly :(
    – pihentagy
    Commented Feb 25, 2010 at 9:07

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