Yeah, I decided to just leave it at 28 days as it's causing me no issues to do so.Hello Athan,
when you changed the feed’s cutoff time to 28 days you mentioned you’re going to set it back to 7 days at some point. Can I ask you to keep the 28-day cutoff, at least for the ‘precis text’ feed? I find your feed invaluable for catching up to E news when I’m away from the forums for an extended period of time.
I'm not IT expert... I don't see the RSS feed on the URL address bar. How do I enable it? (I don't have administrator rights on this pc)A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to writing the necessary code to scrape 'developer' posts from the Frontier Forums and produce an RSS feed from that data. I then updated it for the upgrade to the current version of the forums. It all seems to be working OK (high forum load today aside), so I thought it might be time to publicise the existence of the feed.
You can find details about the feed on https://ed.miggy.org/devposts.html (now present in my forum signature). As that page says... if you have an RSS Extension or your browser otherwise handles RSS feeds then you should see an icon in your URL/Address bar. Else use the URL in that page to add the feed to your reader by hand.
Any feedback or concerns about this RSS feed can be addressed to me in this thread, through PM, or to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (which is included in the feed details).
Also, kudos to Bewilderbeest for his dev post tracker which prodded me to actually complete work on this project.
2014-10-30 ~22:15 UTC - Fixed an issue where I was only picking up replies from devs, and not the post for when they started a new thread. All posts since midnight today re-imported to be sure.
eh, who am I kidding, just read the changelog on the main site https://ed.miggy.org/devposts.html
Chrome does not have a built-in RSS reader. You need to have an extension installed, like the RSS Subscription Extension. Unless your PC’s admin is really paranoid, you ought to be able to install it without admin privileges. (I guess so; I’m not using Chrome.)Chrome
Checked... yes my admin is really paranoid...
I've just put some code live that should handle all of the above, plus tables and MEDIA tags. There might still be a few unhandled. I'll get to those when they crop up again (now I've figured out just how to get Parse::BBCode to accept custom handling).I'm aware that the fulltext feed isn't interpreting some BBCodes, such as:
I'll take a look at this Soon™, no ETA.Code:
[CENTER] [ATTACH] [COLOR] [INDENT]
That post is definitely in my feed. I'd suggest you take this up with whoever runs http://www.elitedevtracker.com . If you want to check such in the future then I'd suggest creating a free feedly.com account and add my feed there. It's definitely also showing that post.Using http://www.elitedevtracker.com I can't find posts made by Stephen Benedetti, such as this:
Interesting statistic about the wealth distribution on Inara. Sample size is high, might provide some insight where we can expect carrier prices to be. ~ 82% commanders are having less than 1 billion in credits ~ 18% are having more than 1 billion in credits ~ 7% are having more...forums.frontier.co.uk
Since Firefox removed RSS support I couldn't be bothered to install an add-on, so I can't tell if it's related to your feed.
Thanks for the quick reply!
The cheek of some people, eh ? I've barely played actively in years but have enough interest to keep this project going. Although I am thinking of a rewrite in Python (3.x of course!) so as to increase the chances of someone else wanting to pick it up if needs be. The source is all there on github, and I'll go add a link to the repo on https://ed.miggy.org/devposts.htmlThanks for the quick reply!
By the way, https://forums.frontier.co.uk/members/kokarn.120022/ handles the site, he doesn't seem to be active on the forums since 2018 though.