I'm just kidding around, but honestly can we have a forum RSS feed turned on? According to this it's already built in to vBulletin, no installation of a mod necessary. I've got room for one more in my top toolbar, and TalkPHP is begging to go there.
Edit: Hmm, vBulletin's implementation doesn't update very regularily. *hmph*
The default is to only show new threads, which here at TalkPHP doesn't occur very often at all. You can restrict the feed to only certain forums (including multiple) and/or make it show posts rather then threads.
We've had feeds available here since September 2007.
To quote the vBulletin manual page on this subject:
Originally Posted by http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/vboptions_group_external
These feeds are available in XML, RSS .91, RSS 1.0 and RSS 2.0 so it should fit a wide variety of readers. The system defaults to RSS 2.0 so if you leave off the type, that is what you get. RSS 1.0 and 2.0 feeds will include HTML markup and attachments unless &nohtml=1 is added to the feed url. Many aggregates support HTML markup and so posts will appear close to how they would appear when viewed on the forum.
The URLS to access these feeds are:
XML - www.yourdomain.com/forumpath/external.php?type=xml
RSS - www.yourdomain.com/forumpath/external.php?type=rss
RSS 1.0 - www.yourdomain.com/forumpath/external.php?type=rss1
RSS 2.0 - www.yourdomain.com/forumpath/external.php?type=rss2
You can refine the listings by specifying forumids in the path. For multiple forums separate them with a comma. This will limit the feed to the specified forums only. (Below example uses xml as type, but it works with rss, rss2, and js too)
Threads will be returned in descending order based on the date of their creation. Description information will be returned from the first post of the thread.
If &lastpost=1 is added to the feed URL, threads will be returned in descending order based on the date of the last post of the thread. Description information will be returned from the last post of the thread.
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