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Wizbang Comment Feed

There's a RSS/Atom feed at Wizbang called Full Feed With Comments. This is a template I've had for eons, and it does do what its name implies - shows a full post and the comments to the entry. One of the downsides of the feed is that once an entry scrolls off the index it also stops showing new comments in the feed.

I'm curious if the 360 (or so) people who read that feed would rather have a feed dedicated to comments on all posts. Part of the reason I ask is because the Full Content feed has ten times the readership of the w/ Comments feed. If so few people are using it, perhaps I could replace it with something better?

Basically the new comment feed I envision would consist of the last XX comments on all entries, and they'd always be the latest comments. Personally I think there's probably more value in a feed like that than the current comment feed.

Here's what the new feed would look like.


Comments (8)

you might wanna crank that ... (Below threshold)

you might wanna crank that number of recent comments to 30 or so, since there were about 100 comments today. that's just a personal preference. I love comments RSS, and there's the subscribe to comment thread, but that's just another thing I'd have to click. I likes the simplicity of the RSS feed.

also, is there a way you could change it so that is has the post name then the commenter?

I can do anything I want, I... (Below threshold)

I can do anything I want, I'm master of the universe!

Let me dork around with it. I just changed it from RDF to RSS which should be "prettier"

Maybe I'll make it 50 for the lastn= value...

I like this and the "subscr... (Below threshold)

I like this and the "subscribe" option. I like being able to just sort through and look for comments to posts I have read, but also I like to have dedicated feeds (via e-mail subscription) sometimes, so I say keep them both!

"I can do anything I want, ... (Below threshold)

"I can do anything I want, I'm master of the universe!"

Care-ful big guy! You might think about editing that one.

Will/Can the background color in the new feed still have this easy-to-read one for these ol' eyes.

So I've upped the number to... (Below threshold)

So I've upped the number to 50, put the post title first, and changed the sort order so that new comments are at the top.

You should now be able to sort the feed alphabetically (by Wizbang post) in a newsreader. If you can't you need a new newsreader..

Rovin. Since RSS, Atom, and... (Below threshold)

Rovin. Since RSS, Atom, and RDF feeds generally don't specify formatting I'd guess that the answer to your question is yes. It's being burned through Feedburner (as are the rest of the feeds), after that the display is up to whatever you use to read it...

Noooo~!I like the ... (Below threshold)


I like the feed just as it is. I would rather use the feed with the comments. It makes it easier to view the piece then the comments. Having a feed for just the comments is nice for some, but after the first 30 comments, my attention span is kinda spent.

I also noticed that for Wizbang Pop, the full feed does not give comments at all. But thats okay. I like the pictures... :)

I agree with Kevin. I like ... (Below threshold)

I agree with Kevin. I like the current "Post with comments" feed just as it is. Even if it went away, I wouldn't subscribe to the "all comments" feed, I'd just switch to the full post feed.

But I'd rather get the current feed just as it is.






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