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They're not only participating, but instead invading... Spamming with links to this thread... We're doomed! Fixed, but translate: no longer works. RIP Feeds User, 26 Aug 2014 12:32 PM Please all remember his last words...


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If you mean this one: The important thing there is the deleted message immediately before it, which was: translate: H4XX0RD! So, try typing: translate: チャットは今翻訳をサポートします。 The "post a translate message, then delete it" is arguably abuse of the system. If people don't get over that, I will make changes to prevent it. Edit: this will be prevented in about ...


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Projects such as Stack2RSS and the Election Statistics page didn't make the long journey cross-country to Oregon when the network failed over, so they're unavailable until the NYC data center is operational again or they're manually moved. Currently there's no known ETA for the transition back to NYC, but you can keep up-to-date on developments by following ...


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I'd not like to see this option getting implemented. Against: ◉ It is not practical. Feeds of any kind will consume transcript space, and therefore randomly interrupt conversations, if any. This will not encourage conversations, nor provide more opportunities for users to engage with each other. For a more practical example, come take a tour with me into ...


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I've created a chatroom specifically for this: CR Answers. Yes, the Active Questions view does a very good job at showing the questions that might have been... Posted Edited Retagged It also bumps questions with answers that might have been... Posted Edited And that is fantastic. The RSS feed being requested here would allow us to quickly (without ...


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You can hide them on your browser using a user stylesheet. Install Stylish, and then create a new user style. In Firefox, paste the following into it: @namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml); @-moz-document domain("chat.stackexchange.com"), domain("chat.stackoverflow.com"), domain("chat.meta.stackexchange.com") { /* Hide the ticker. */ div#...


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UPDATE It's now been over a year publishing data to pubsubhubbub and we haven't really seen much use at this point and are considering closing this service. Stats show that we are being pinged by the hub but we have no visibility as far as who is using the feeds provided by the hub. How many of you are actually using this service and would hate to see it ...


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I can confirm there is a validation error in the feed: >>> import urllib2 >>> data = urllib2.urlopen('http://stackoverflow.com/feeds/tag/delphi').read() >>> data[:10] '\r\n<?xml ve' There is a CRLF (carriage-return + newline) combo before the <?xml .. ?> declaration statement, and the XML 1.0 standard only allows for ...


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Since this is taking a while to get a response from, I've created my own chat bot that searches for new answers only and posts them to the CR Answers chat room. The bot is rudimentary right now, but it is a work in progress and gets the job done.


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The scheduler was not running properly for chat.se - we gave it a kick, so it should be fine now.


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What I can't do is assign the feed back to user -263, the "original" Captain Obvious. What I can do is create a new feeds user, -786, and copy Captain Obvious' name and avatar across to it. So I've done it.


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Using Stack2RSS, you can use the following feed URL to accomplish this: http://stack2rss.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/questions?tagged=ruby&body=true&pagesize=100 Note the inclusion of the pagesize=100 parameter, which is the maximum number of items that can be retrieved from the API.


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So I am pretty confident that the messages from feeds do not count for the purposes of chatroom pruning. You are correct. Messages from system users (those with negative user IDs) are ignored for this purpose.


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There is no such standard functionality on the site. You would need a server side implementation that responds to the Feeds bots requests and produce an RSS feed from the Hot Network Questions list. I've created a proof of concept in Glitch here (and find the implementation here) The Glitch app offers a route /hnq/:site. This route returns an XML RSS Feed. ...


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You can consume your user RSS Feed to get all your activity.


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I merged a chat PR earlier that added a couple new checks on room properties when creating a new message. And apparently a room can be null at that point. How? Why? Nobody knows, but null reference exceptions can be quite cruel. The checks have been corrected and feeds have resumed posting as far as I'm aware. If you're still having an issue with a feed, ...


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Jeff may feel that RSS doesn't have "a very interesting or useful future", but he is correct in saying that RSS feeds on Stack Overflow are (usually) detected by web browsers automatically. The only reason I didn't notice this before is that Firefox 4 has removed the Subscribe button from the address bar. If you're using Firefox 4 (or a more recent version), ...


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Closed questions are not dead questions. If a user updates the closed question and possibly improves it to a point where it can or should be reopened, it deserves all the attention it can get. More or less hiding them at the bottom is not going to be very helpful. That this occasionally puts emphasis on questions which really should be/remain closed is ...


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Yes, this is intentional. This is an Atom feed (also mistakenly called RSS feed - that's actually a different protocol, but it's using the same icon) and if you have an appropriate program/app (a so-called 'reader') it will organize all feeds you subscribe to (from Stack Exchange or other websites). If you don't have a reader, your browser will offer to ...


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Yes, you can. The users/{id}/favorites API call returns a JSON response with a user's favorites. You can use this JSON response to be notified (you might have to transform it in some way, but it is a feed like RSS, ATOM, it's just a different format) when a new favorite is added (you'd have to use polling just like an RSS/ATOM feed reader does). That said,...


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The easiest way to do this is the same as for unblocking regular users. Three simple steps:


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A recent upgrade introduced a blank line above the xml declaration, breaking our feeds. This has been fixed and we've already deployed the change. Feeds should be working correctly now.


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Keep. Someone called it “HUGELY useful” a few months ago. Keep. This feature isn't hurting anyone, no dev has spoken up to say it's a pain to maintain or it's expensive. Why would you want to remove it?


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A feed for all the blogs listed on http://blogoverflow.com is now available. This includes the primary blog.stackexchange.com, as well as the blogs for Server Fault, Super User, and SE 2.0 sites that have blogs. http://blogoverflow.com/feed/network


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It's a moderator-only ability that involves creating a new system user with a custom name to take the role of the Feeds bot for some particular feeds.


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For the Rebol and Red chat room, I generated an Atom feed of answers to questions tagged rebol on StackOverflow. The operative code (Rebol, natch) is fairly basic and can be adjusted based on volume: do http://reb4.me/r/altxml ; xml library feed: load-xml/dom http://stackoverflow.com/feeds/tag/rebol answers: collect [ ; get the most recently *active* ...


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Fixed as of chat build 309 (already deployed as of current writing).


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The difference is that one has a QUESTIONS link that points to a question <link rel="alternate" href="http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/287407" /> while the other one <link rel="alternate" href="http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/287404" /> uses a QUESTIONS link that points to an answer. Proper answer links that DO one-box need to ...


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A little while ago, the style for a full-form link to an answer changed from: https://site/questions/question-id/question-title/answer-id#answer-id to: https://site/questions/question-id/question-title#answer-id I'm not sure why this change was made, but I'm guessing it's to make it clear to search engines that they're in fact looking at the same page. I ...


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