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Add category to RSS feed

#1 2017-11-28 07:28:40
I was wondering if you could add a category element to the RSS feed, to know which category a topic belongs to.
Would be a great help.

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#2 2017-11-28 07:32:40
Heya Bast, we have a special Channel on the FFF discord server for new forum topics. And lord of galaxy constructed a bot that uses the rss feed as source. It would make the feed a lot better if it contains the section where the new forum topic is located. General discussion, game ideas etc.
#3 2017-11-28 19:57:23
And maybe who started the thread. Just the username.
#4 2017-11-29 13:47:43
I'll see what I can do, after I am done working on the 0.51.0 update.
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#5 2017-12-02 08:48:26
Thank you!
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#6 2017-12-02 17:22:41
The RSS feed now includes two category elements on each item element, using standard RSS syntax:
<category domain="">My Colony</category>
<category domain="">Bug Reports</category>
The domain attribute is the link to the page on the forum, and the innertext of the element is the title. Pretty self explanatory.
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#7 2017-12-03 14:57:27
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#8 2017-12-04 09:40:45
Could you add author too? (Who started the thread would be nice)
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#9 2017-12-04 16:38:01
I did add author originally, but I looked at the RSS spec and the author field required an email address to be valid and I did not want to make users' email addressed public.

Perhaps I will create a special namespace for the forum and add some kind of <apeapps:author> tag with just a username and perhaps a url for profile page and profile picture.
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#10 2017-12-04 19:25:33
and Author information has just been added to the feed:

<apeforums:profile> </apeforums:profile>
<apeforums:avatar> </apeforums:avatar>
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