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New Location

The site has moved here: http://stack2rss.quickmediasolutions.com/

  Stack2RSS


About

Stack2RSS is a small service that when given an API query, generates an RSS feed that you can then subscribe to in your RSS reader.

The inspiration for this application came from all of the feature-requests on Meta that I saw. All of the following are now solved by using Stack2RSS: (a long list, I know...)

License

Now released under the GPLv3 license!

Download

The easiest way to get a feel for what you can do with Stack2RSS is to visit its homepage at:

http://stack2rss.stackexchange.com

You can vote for your favorite feeds there and submit your own.

To actually use this service, simply format a URL as follows:

http://stack2rss.stackexchange.com/{site}/{query}
  • {site} - the domain name of the site (for example, superuser.com)
  • {query} - the API query to use (for example, users/1)

There is one extra parameter you can use that I should mention:

  • api_version=xxx - forces Stack2RSS to use the given API version (currently this can be either 1.0 or 1.1).

Examples

Here are a couple of examples that demonstrate Stack2RSS usage:

Platform

Any RSS feed reader.

Contact

I can be contacted at admin@quickmediasolutions.com.

Code

The code for this project is now hosted on Launchpad.

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  • Another service available: systemical.com/web-services/stackoverflow - built on Google AppEngine.
    – jldupont
    Oct 1, 2010 at 14:40
  • Hmm, seems to fail when trying view the timeline: quickmediasolutions.com/stack2rss/superuser/questions/16933/…
    – TheLQ
    Oct 3, 2010 at 21:25
  • @TheLQ: I'll look into it when I get a chance. Oct 4, 2010 at 0:32
  • @TheLQ: It seems like the support for question timelines hasn't been added to Stack2RSS. If you need this functionality, please let me know and I'll add it. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:07
  • @TheLQ: Never mind, I'm going to add it anyway. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:21
  • @George No thats fine, I was just wanting to point that out. I haven't exactly found an easy way to use Stack2RSS, and it doesn't seem I can track a specific questions
    – TheLQ
    Oct 4, 2010 at 11:14
  • @TheLQ: Did you see this? Oct 4, 2010 at 17:19
  • @George thank you for this app and hosting of the rss feed, I use it quite a bit. As a suggestion, a link to SO API would be beneficial
    – SiegeX
    Mar 30, 2011 at 18:34
  • @SiegeX: Where would you like to see a link to the API? Mar 30, 2011 at 22:03
  • @George In the description on this page, somewhere near where you say "you can just browse the site I set up". A link to the API Docs would be a good thing to have.
    – SiegeX
    Mar 30, 2011 at 22:56
  • @GeorgeEdison I just tried using this feed, and it seems that tags no longer appear in the body of the feed.
    – Yi Jiang
    Nov 8, 2011 at 8:54
  • @YiJiang: You're right - tags should appear in the body of the feed. I'll try and get them added soon. Nov 9, 2011 at 6:14
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    @StefanLasiewski: I'd like to - it's just that everything is so busy :) May 16, 2013 at 19:00
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    @Thomas: Actually, I'll probably be rewriting it in Python since I've all but abandoned PHP development and moved to Python now. May 8, 2014 at 15:09
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    That's what I'm trying: stack2rss.quickmediasolutions.com/2.2/questions?site=superuser The response page shows: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there is an error in the application.
    – alehro
    Sep 6, 2015 at 22:20

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