Recently one of our correspondents asked:
Could we get some feature so that one can see the date or date/time of last post to a thread? Or so that one can go back and check for any threads that have had recent posts?
It’s not just for unreasonable things like me going back through last year. Even with normal usage, one misses stuff, misses replies.
Well obviously this correspondent can’t get enough climateaudit comments and is begging for a dripfeed (we should start selling alcohol or something). There is indeed a simple solution to this problem, which I make available at no extra charge:
The ClimateAudit Comments RSS Feed
All you need for this is:
1. A brain
2. An RSS reader
After engaging the brain (ask your neurosurgeon for details), you must have an RSS reader available on your platform. There are lots of them, in all sorts of different guises, including little programs that add RSS feeds into Outlook. I would suggest you look in Download.com or SourceForge for varieties of free or low cost RSS Feed Readers or Aggregators.
I use Linux and my RSS Aggregator of choice is called "Akregator", and the following instructions are based on that program.
First, get hold of the CA Comment RSS Feed by right-clicking the link "Comments RSS" in the "Meta" section on the right hand side of the blog, and select "Copy Link Location".
Then, open Akregator and select Feed in the menu and "Add Feed" in the drop-down list.
In the dialog box "Feed URL", paste the contents of the clipboard (this is usually done via Control-V), which should put the following into the dialog:
Then click OK.
If all goes well, then the comments posted in the last 30-60 minutes are dragged screaming and kicking into the RSS reader (It doesn’t need to be more often than 60 minutes, really).
So long as your RSS feeder is running, then every 30-60 minutes it should retrieve the meanderings of TCO, the sage-like responses of Steve McIntyre and so on. As a bonus, the comments are in a font size that you control, which should help some with poorer eyesight.