RSS/Atom Feed Support

Sean Tilley
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.

Rob Guthrie

Rob Guthrie March 18th, 2014 19:27

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

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett March 18th, 2014 21:13

Yes please! Feeds for everything!

mix irving

mix irving March 18th, 2014 21:33

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 March 19th, 2014 18:48

I would like rss feeds for Loomio


James Kiesel March 23rd, 2014 06:32

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

Sean Tilley March 26th, 2014 20:03

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


zack April 6th, 2014 06:15

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 June 25th, 2014 08:22


James Kiesel June 26th, 2014 04:53

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

Alanna Irving July 17th, 2014 02:15

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 July 17th, 2014 04:22

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.

Rob Guthrie

Rob Guthrie July 18th, 2014 03:11

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


zack July 21st, 2014 18:46

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

Rob Guthrie

Rob Guthrie July 21st, 2014 22:53

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

Rob Guthrie

Rob Guthrie July 21st, 2014 23:18

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 July 21st, 2014 23:36

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

Rob Guthrie

Rob Guthrie July 22nd, 2014 21:23

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?

Rob Guthrie

Rob Guthrie July 23rd, 2014 10:48

Deployed! Thanks a billion @jameskiesel !