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Old 04-13-2011, 09:03 AM   #1
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Question LQ RSS feed question


I recently started using LQ's new threads RSS feed, and I really like it. No more having to devote time to scan through the forums (and I didn't look through all of them, just the biggest ones) and answering all the questions at once. Now, whenever I check my feed reader, I just take a quick look to see if there are any interesting threads.

But I am not sure if I'm really getting notified about every single thread. I turn off my computer each night (for about 8-12 hours), and I set my feed reader to update every 30 minutes. Can this cause me to miss some threads? And if so, how do I fix it (preferably without leaving my computer on all the time or using an online aggregator service)?

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Old 04-13-2011, 11:01 AM   #2
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The RSS feed only contains the last 15 threads, so having your feedreader not check for 8-12 hours would indeed cause you to miss threads. I'd suggest you use an "always on" online feedreader if this is an issue for you. Something like our new threads twitter feed may also be of interest (http://twitter.com/#!/lq_feed).

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Old 04-13-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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The RSS feed only contains the last 15 threads, so having your feedreader not check for 8-12 hours would indeed cause you to miss threads. I'd suggest you use an "always on" online feedreader if this is an issue for you. Something like our new threads twitter feed may also be of interest (http://twitter.com/#!/lq_feed).
I guess I could figure somerthing out from that.

And just a suggestion, you can ignore it if you don't like it: How about having a page that lists all the threads (in all forums) on order of time created, not who replied most recently?

EDIT: I tried LQ Search, specifying all forums and sorting according to the time the thread was created, but it refuses to search without any keywords or specific username.

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Old 04-13-2011, 11:37 AM   #4
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You can get the RSS to return more entries if you'd like:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...l.php?count=50

We have no plans to add an additional search at this time (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ew&daysprune=1 will give you something close to what you want, but does sort by who replied most recently). Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:00 PM   #5
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You can get the RSS to return more entries if you'd like:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...l.php?count=50
That's probably the solution I needed all along! Just set to a high enough number that it will get all the posts overnight.

By the way, what's the average amount of threads started in a 24-hour period on LQ?

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We have no plans to add an additional search at this time (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ew&daysprune=1 will give you something close to what you want, but does sort by who replied most recently). Thanks for the feedback.
How did you do that? Search refuses to work for me when I don't enter any keywords.

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:06 PM   #6
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Quick Links -> View Latest Threads

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I set my feed reader to use the feed with 200 entries. I guess that should be enough.
 
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Note that regardless of what number you send as the count parameter, it will never send more than the last 100 entries.

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Old 04-13-2011, 03:46 PM   #9
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The RSS feed only contains the last 15 threads, so having your feedreader not check for 8-12 hours would indeed cause you to miss threads. I'd suggest you use an "always on" online feedreader if this is an issue for you. Something like our new threads twitter feed may also be of interest (http://twitter.com/#!/lq_feed).

--jeremy
Hi,

Im Linh. I'm using Google Reader to see what's going on everyday in LQ. But does it happen as you said that it contains only last 15 threads ? Because I often check my feed everyday and there are hundreds threads which are created.

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Old 04-13-2011, 03:50 PM   #10
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Im Linh. I'm using Google Reader to see what's going on everyday in LQ. But does it happen as you said that it contains only last 15 threads ? Because I often check my feed everyday and there are hundreds threads which are created.
Google Feed Reader works all day.

But I use a feed reader program on my computer, and I turn it off overnight. But my issue is solved, unless more than 100 threads are created while my computer is off.
 
Old 04-13-2011, 04:37 PM   #11
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I think the number 15 is for "LQ New Posts".

The 'Google Reader' : 1000

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:03 PM   #12
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I think the number 15 is for "LQ New Posts".

The 'Google Reader' : 1000

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How is this relavent? As I explained what seems like a million times already, that's becasue Google Reader is always on but my computer isn't.
 
  


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