Yahoo Pipe: A FriendFeed Room With Comments

I recently wrote a Yahoo Pipe to find all the items in a FriendFeed RSS feed that have comments on them. Optionally, the pipe can ignore the comments from a single person (such as yourself) so you can find those items other people have found interesting. Here’s my post on the pipe.

Never being satisfied with the status quo, Josh Bancroft asked:

Hey, how well do you think your FriendFeed comment pipe would work with rooms? I want a feed of what other people say, not me…

Once again, Yahoo Pipes to the rescue. My new A FriendFeed Room With Comments pipe is essentially the same as the earlier pipe. Instead of asking for a FriendFeed individual’s RSS feed, this pipe asks for the room name. It will also accept the room’s URL or feed URL.

Ignoring someone’s comments is optional. Enter the person’s name, or leave No Filtering in the field if you don’t want to ignore anybody’s comments.

Here’s an example of using the pipe:

  1. Enter the room’s name, URL, or feed URL. It’s easiest for me to just copy and paste from the browser’s address field, so I’ll paste http://friendfeed.com/rooms/igniteportland in the field.
  2. Enter the name of the person whose comments you want to ignore. For this example, I’ll enter Josh Bancroft.
  3. Click Run Pipe.
  4. Select More options to get the pipe’s output as an RSS feed.

That’s it!

Feel free to clone, modify, etc. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

Author: Brent Logan

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