Some LWN notes - RSS feed of comments
Posted Jun 24, 2006 1:04 UTC (Sat) by neilbrown
Parent article: Some LWN notes
> There is also a new feed which tracks the most recently posted
> comments; anybody who is interested in tracking the LWN discussion
> across the site is encouraged to subscribe.
I thought I would try this - with Liferea.
I am reminded of the quote - don't remember who said it - that RSS is
like NetNews reinvented badly....
I do like the fact that I can easily see comments made after I've read
the article. I'm even amused by the sudden spate of extra comments
that appear 7 days after a $$ article was published (SPF on VGER being
a case in point).
But there is so little context available when reading via RSS that
some comments are very hard to interpret - especially when people
(quite reasonably) change the subject.
It is also impossible to 'kill' a thread (as I would like to do with a
recent article about Novell leadership) - A problem I have also
noticed with RSS aggregators - you get all or nothing.
But for a constructive comment: Would it be possible that the
original article title remain in the RSS fed comment, maybe as a
<a href=http://lwn.net/Articles/18682>Comment on Some LWN notes</a>
to post comments)