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author's profile photo Raghu Govindarajan

I want my RSS...

So, I am just back from a couple of weeks of being in 100 degree weather and family to escape an 18 inch snow storm. That aside, I did keep up with all my reading of a bunch of other sites - thanks to News Aggregators and RSS feeds. The *Only* site I did not keep up with was this one. I just didn't have it in me to go to another page while just quickly going through all my reading.

Please, please bring RSS back! That is what got me into this site (well the old one) in the first place.

And while we are on the topic of my reading, I did take a screen shot of another discussion we have been having - A beta site with live data. This screen shot is from Feedly and shows how they handle getting interested users giving their feedback.

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  • Mar 29, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    Could this blog be of assistance possibly?

    • Mar 30, 2017 at 12:20 PM

      Thank you, I thought RSS was completely dead. I would like it for the Q&A too...

      • Mar 30, 2017 at 04:19 PM

        Well, the thing is Blogs and Q&A now run on different platforms. I was curious if AnswerHub (which I believe is the platform for Q&A) actually had any RSS functionality and it just wasn't implemented or it's something they just didn't support at all.

        So I searched for "AnswerHub RSS" and here are my findings.

        - AnswerHub essentially has their own "SCN" (which, by the way, looks more functional than SCN and more like StackOverflow), there are many questions similar to yours but none answered.

        - However, there is some document with instructions how to add RSS feed for a specific question, so I can only guess it's something AnswerHub supports in general.

        - After staying for 10 seconds on the AnswerHub page, a chat window popped up (with a super annoying sound) and some dude that had "Solution Expert" under his name offered assistance. Just for the giggles I typed a question whether AnswerHub support RSS feeds for Q&A or not. The "expert" scrambled for a minute and then came back with "hey, I'm just a sales guy but can offer to find your Account representative and then they might be able to put you in touch with someone technical" (not the exact quote).

  • Mar 30, 2017 at 04:53 PM

    Wow, some sudden demand for RSS.

    Since Jelena already offered tips and shared links about RSS options, I won't rehash those. I'll add that RSS has come up now and then in Idea Place -- if you'd like to add votes or join additional conversations over there.

    As far as I know, RSS isn't on the radar, but I can certainly remind people that we still get requests for it (citing this conversation and that tweet above).

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    • Mar 30, 2017 at 05:30 PM

      Thanks Jerry, I just upvoted Joachim Rees' request.

    • Mar 31, 2017 at 03:16 PM

      This idea had 19 votes and is "not planned by SAP" (Sajid's response was essentially to take a hike). This idea has 5 votes and "Acknowledged" with no comments. Kind of a mixed message...

      • Mar 31, 2017 at 04:16 PM

        I don't think Sajid was telling anyone to take a hike. Please remember that the first idea -- and Sajid's response -- both came on October 10 (the day of launch). At the time, RSS definitely wasn't on the table. I was pretty up front about that in this post prior to launch, and there was no reason to contradict that a few weeks later.

        RSS still isn't a priority (which is why we are at least trying to make people aware that RSS is possible with blogs because of Wordpress), although I definitely keep track of the requests (such as Raghu's and the recent tweet) and inform people on my side. It's another reason why I opted not to close out Joachim's idea from January. I figured if there is a resurgence in demand, it might be good to point people to a place where they can vote (as Raghu did here).

        Keep in mind that as soon as I click on an idea, its status automatically changes to "acknowledged." I thought it best to leave it -- as it is the most honest way of looking at things.

        So why keep one open and not the other? Well, I think the first idea, published the day of launch, was someone essentially asking for the same exact SCN functionality -- which wasn't possible in the new platform. So it got closed pretty quick. Joachim's idea is proposing functionality within the context of the new system, so I find it more plausible.

        Best regards,


        P.S. I did cringe a little when I read this from the first idea: "I also noticed that I did not received any mail alert when some one answer my question is that a bug or I am missing something."

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