RSS/Atom Feed Support

ST Sean Tilley Public Seen by 90

Hi all,

One of the things I've been experimenting with recently is an app for hooking RSS/Atom feeds up to Diaspora accounts. It would be really great if we could set up a bot of sorts that posts out updates on new decisions, discussions, and proposals.

It would be really cool if Loomio groups / previous group decisions could have an RSS or Atom feed that users could subscribe to for this very type of functionality. As our community is largely driven by its users, I think this setup could be a neat way to encourage users out on Diaspora to participate in the decision-making process and stay posted about all the little things going on.


Robert Guthrie Tue 18 Mar 2014 7:27PM

Cool. Should be really easy to do. Would be happy to support a new contributor in this.


Richard D. Bartlett Tue 18 Mar 2014 9:13PM

Yes please! Feeds for everything!


mix irving Tue 18 Mar 2014 9:33PM

haha, the server noticed you making those atom and rss requests. nice probing :)

it's a no-brainer, let us know how we can help


zack Wed 19 Mar 2014 6:48PM

I would like rss feeds for Loomio


James Kiesel Sun 23 Mar 2014 6:32AM

Are you actively working on a pull request for this, @seantilleycommunit? If not, I'd love to do this; would be super-neat to integrate loomio threads into feedly / other-reader-of-choice, where they'd end up much more visible for feed fanatics like myself.


Sean Tilley Wed 26 Mar 2014 8:03PM

I'm not working on a PR, but I'd love to see this as a feature! :)


zack Sun 6 Apr 2014 6:15AM

since now the discussion is around finding/following other public groups, the RSS feature will become most important. it will make manageable all the information


Mikey Wed 25 Jun 2014 8:22AM


James Kiesel Thu 26 Jun 2014 4:53AM

There's a pull request out there right now to get some rss feeds for public groups and discussions within those groups; hopefully something we can integrate in the near future.


Alanna Irving Thu 17 Jul 2014 2:15AM

RSS feeds for public groups are now live! Thanks to @jameskiesel and @robertguthrie - just use the URL of any public Loomio group in your feed reader.

@seantilleycommunit @zack @ahdinosaur would be great to get your feedback.


zack Thu 17 Jul 2014 4:22AM

Really cool, thank you! the RSS is for new discussions. would be usefull to also have a feed for latest comments/decisions like they are presented on the group wall.


Robert Guthrie Fri 18 Jul 2014 3:11AM

@zack Hows your code skills? Would you like to try and pick that up?


zack Mon 21 Jul 2014 6:46PM

@robertguthrie my skills are just around data visualizations. I would be glad to help in this area.


Robert Guthrie Mon 21 Jul 2014 10:53PM

@zack Ooooooooooh!!! That's awesome. I'll keep that in mind. If you'd ever like to skype and discuss stuff let me know.


Robert Guthrie Mon 21 Jul 2014 11:18PM

Hi people following this thread. @jameskiesel has developed RSS support for discussions and I would love it if some of you could please help with the testing/QA process.

I've depolyed the RSS discussions branch on clone.loomio.org, which has a slightly older copy of the main loomio database on it. Could you please try to use your rss readers on some discussions on clone.loomio.org and report back on the experience?


James Kiesel Mon 21 Jul 2014 11:36PM

Hm, do you have access to the logs on clone, Rob? I'm getting an error and I'm not sure why.


Robert Guthrie Tue 22 Jul 2014 9:23PM

Wow.. I just flicked to the tab... and the window had scrolled to the correct position!!!!!!

James.. they aren't super easy to get actually. What url are you testing?


Robert Guthrie Wed 23 Jul 2014 10:48AM

Deployed! Thanks a billion @jameskiesel !