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Do we keep the RSS feed for activity/notifications?

Stig Nygaard says:

Just see the old Recent Activity page will close after the new Notification Center has been live for a while. Haven't spend much time looking at it, but sounds logical. But I suddenly got nervous that might mean we loose the RSS feed(*) for activity on our photos?

No new RSS feed for notifications/activity can be detected on the new Notifications page. That doesn't necessarily mean the old RSS feed closes. I hope NOT!?

If hopefully the RSS feed continues unchanged or a new feed has been created, I suggest it is made detectable on the Notifications page by clients looking for them, like feeds general are on Flickr pages.

(*) I use the term "RSS feed" in its general meaning. Flickr supports feeds in several formats including RSS and Atom.
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Stig Nygaard edited this topic 5 weeks ago.

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kp-kp-kp says:

Thanks for bringing this up. The current RSS activity feed is not actively maintained, and looking through a few staff accounts, appears broken (for example, one staff member sees only notes from 2006.)

When the Recent Activity page goes away, the RSS feed will also be deprecated. However, I've flagged the idea of building a new RSS feed for the new notifications to our Product team. For anyone else who might find this useful, I'd encourage you to contact our support team to let us know, or drop a note in the ideas thread, so we can start tracking these requests.

Best,
Katherine
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Stig Nygaard says:

kp-kp-kp:

Thanks for bringing this up. The current RSS activity feed is not actively maintained, and looking through a few staff accounts, appears broken (for example, one staff member sees only notes from 2006.)


It works for me. I get all comments, faves, invites etc. in my feedreader. I haven't had any problems using it via Feedly. For example there's 24 "activities" in my feed over the last 7 days.

It does however require the feedreader is able to handle authentication somehow (*). It is a private feed only I can see, since it might also include notifications about personal messages etc. So those who complains it ain't working might be using a feedreader unable to handle this authentication?

(*) I'm not an expert on the technical details about this. But eventually you could go back to the older setup (which Flickr had in the beginning), where RSS feed for activity was a normal "public" feed only containing events otherwise public visible (faves, commenting etc.).
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mag3737 says:

I don't use RSS feeds, but it's worth noting that they are mentioned on what -- although the information is extremely old nowadays -- are still claimed to be Flickr's two main goals (www.flickr.com/about):

To do this, we want to get photos and video into and out of the system in as many ways as we can: from the web, from mobile devices, from the users' home computers and from whatever software they are using to manage their content. And we want to be able to push them out in as many ways as possible: on the Flickr website, in RSS feeds, by email, by posting to outside blogs or ways we haven't thought of yet. What else are we going to use those smart refrigerators for?
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Viejito says:

mag3737:

What else are we going to use those smart refrigerators for?
Looks like this is something from a day when Flickr was more playful...
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