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Comments in Feeds and New Buttons

Following this conversation, I've added a comments feed. This is not the same as adding comments to my existing feeds, of course. You can subscribe to my "comments" feed at this URL: http://nslog.com/comments.rss. Putting it in a separate feed prevents my articles from showing up as "new" again in certain RSS aggregators.

Of course, adding a feed meant I had to add a button for it. The "RSS Comments" button is with the others, bottom left. While I was at it, I added a GeoURL link, and since that left me with a little hole in my otherwise nicely organized "button area," I filled it with a link to my favorite person's site. Hope she doesn't mind… If the red one is missing when you come back later, assume that I got in big trouble! šŸ˜‰

Update: I've posted my current comments feed template.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="<MTPublishCharset>"?>
<rss version="2.0"
  xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
  xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
  xmlns:sy="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/"
  xmlns:admin="http://webns.net/mvcb/"
  xmlns:cc="http://web.resource.org/cc/"
  xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/"
  xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/">
<channel>
<title><MTBlogName encode_xml="1"> Comments</title>
<link><MTBlogURL></link>
<description><MTBlogDescription encode_xml="1"></description>
<dc:language>en-us</dc:language>
<dc:creator></dc:creator>
<dc:date><MTEntries lastn="1"><MTEntryDate format="%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S"
 language="en"><MTBlogTimezone></MTEntries></dc:date>
<admin:generatorAgent rdf:resource="http://www.movabletype.org/?v=<MTVersion>" />
<MTBlogIfCCLicense><cc:license rdf:resource="<MTBlogCCLicenseURL>" />
</MTBlogIfCCLicense>
<MTComments lastn="15" sort_order="descend"><MTCommentEntry><item>
<title><MTCommentAuthor encode_xml="1"> comments on "<MTEntryTitle
 encode_xml="1">"</title>
<link><MTEntryPermalink encode_xml="1">#c<MTCommentID pad="1"></link>
<description><MTCommentBody remove_html="1" encode_xml="1"></description>
<content:encoded><![CDATA[<MTNull apply_macros="1"><MTCommentBody>
</MTNull>]]></content:encoded>
<dc:creator><MTCommentAuthor encode_xml="1"></dc:creator>
<foaf:homepage rdf:resource="<MTCommentURL encode_xml="1">" />
</MTCommentEntry><dc:date><MTCommentDate format="%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S"
 language="en"><MTBlogTimezone></dc:date>
</item></MTComments>
</channel>
</rss>

3 Responses to "Comments in Feeds and New Buttons"

  1. Blogger code

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  3. What is it that people really want from comment feeds?

    I contend it is the ability to "catch up" on those conversation threads that one has posted to. All comments may be too many - and visiting the page with the comments may be too much work. So I think people need comment feeds for just the comments that are on posts that they themselves have posted comments to.

    I've implemented such a thing:

    http://www.andrewsw.com/news/index.php?p=202

    I'd be glad to help the existence of a MovableType based solution also come into being.


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