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yahoo pipes powered comment feeds

edited June 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
Hello, I suppose this falls in the category of add-ons... I just wanted to let people know that I created a yahoo pipe that parses the most recent 9 or fewer pages of comments for a given discussion and aggregates them into a neatly formated feed.

I created this pipe specifically for the forums at so I'm not sure how well it will work with other vanilla forums (bfixed appears to be running 1.1.8) but i imagine it can be re-purposed easily enough. Below is an example rss feed for bostonfixed:


The most recent version at the writing of this post is found at but is likely to change. Unfortunately, untill yahoo fixes a known bug in the V2 engine, this pipe must be run with V1, and that version can be found at


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    bah, a period got added on to the very last link above, breaking it. click this instead
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    Current release is now v1.3, is 98% functional, and can be found here ->

    Delivers an RSS formated feed of comments from running vanilla 1.1.8.

    User input is desired DiscussionID. If no input is supplied, the default is the introductions thread (id=911).

    Features of this version include:
    --parse comments.php html for comments
    --preserve image and text formatting
    --auto-embed multiple youtube objects
    --retrieves 9 or fewer most recent discussion pages
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    Do you know of any good online (or video) tutorials for feeding comments from various sites with Yahoo Pipes? Especially when there is no feed for the comments (or topics, discussions, etc).

    Love what you did with Bostonfixed. I tried to repurpose it for a designobserver article's comments, but haven't succeeded yet. (I've managed to bring it in as Feed Page with a Rename of content as the title, but the comments run as one huge chuck of hyperlinked text.

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    LincLinc Detroit Admin
    My experience with Pipes was a bloody nightmare. Constant issues with not updating and compatibility issues trying to send the feed to other services.
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