I like to keep on top of activities when it comes to imageboards, but I don't like opening a new tab for every single one, especially when I get the feeling that I might have missed a couple. Would this be hard to implement, and are they still valid enough for most users?
Definitely. I just responded to an email about that recently.It's been a while since I used RSS, and I'm not too familiar with everything it's capable of, so I was actually wondering if it would be a viable replacement for the thread watcher altogether. I get that it could be used to get general updates on a board, but do you think it would be simple enough to watch individual threads too?I'm going to look into it, but it would be great if someone could save me some time.
>>2Yes, it is keenly easy to make an RSS for threads. Because RSS is an XML specification you could probably easily adapt the current script to generate this page on request. I run site where I do this but that is in PHP and I cannot write Python :P otherwise I would definitely send a PR.The RSS2 spec is here:http://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/rss.htmlDoes anyone actually use the thread watcher, though? That's a good question to ask. I never have been partial to things like that, but I'm not sure how everyone else feels.
I use the thread watcher on 4chan a lot. I don't use it here because the traffic is low enough that I may as well just look at /all/. But if it were possible to combine multiple boards into one feed, that might change things.
>>2One example of rss' capabilities is reddit https://www.reddit.com/wiki/rss pretty much covers every usage case>>3I do but I check /all/ more often. If there were an RSS I probably wouldn't use it at all.
Put me down for this too. Or implement the 4chan JSON API and I can generate the RSS feed myself. But at least save me from scraping HTML please, admin.