skoobz
skoobz

Maybe there is a way. But, I wish I could respond to posts from Micro.blog from my RSS reader without loading a web view. This seems like plug-in territory.

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otaviocc
otaviocc

@skoobz hi @manton, doest Micro.blog implement Micropub's in-reply-to? This could be used to reply to a Micro.blog without having to open the website. Unless I'm getting the idea of in-reply-to completely wrong.

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JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@skoobz paging @sod

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pratik
pratik

@skoobz Now that would be one step up from @sod's currently implemented experimental feed. I don't think even Google Reader offered that, although I have wished for that feature forever. @johnphilpin @otaviocc

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manton
manton

@otaviocc @skoobz It implement's in-reply-to. Is the idea to have a more integrated reply right inside the RSS reader? Linking to Micro.blog's apps for the conversation does work with @sod's custom feeds: https://micro.blog.via.dahlstrand.net

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pratik
pratik

@manton the link to the reply on the app only takes you to the timeline and not the conversation. Ideally it should open up the reply window with the @ pre-filled.

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skoobz
skoobz

@manton Yes, within the reader. I’ll have to take a look at @sod’s solution. Thanks for the heads up.

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sod
sod

@skoobz @otaviocc @JohnPhilpin @pratik @manton If I hack together support for replies in my experimental feeds, it won't feel native to the feed reader. It also won't work with other blogs (outside the Micro. blog universe) without alternative feeds.

A better solution is reply functionality natively built-in to feed readers. So:

Support developers that already offer this feature in their apps. Monocle and Together are two examples. And reach out to the developer of your favorite feed reader to ask for this feature.

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skoobz
skoobz

@sod Thank you for the feedback on this. Specifically, I was interested in this for Micro.blog feeds. But, the replies here have opened me up to a few more things for me to look into. I appreciate it all.

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pratik
pratik

@sod @skoobz @otaviocc @JohnPhilpin @manton Agree that this should be a feed reader feature. Thanks for recommending Monocle and Together.

If you think about it, Micro.blog is kinda like a feed reader, and you can reply within the timeline to any blog hosted on Mb. While you can view any blog on Mb, you technically can't reply to non-Mb posts unless they are on Mb too.

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sod
sod

@pratik @skoobz @otaviocc @JohnPhilpin @manton Oh, yeah, I think of Micro.blog as a feed reader. It's just a bit limited, as you cant follow any RSS feed. At least not without hacks. Micro.blog expect one (sub-) domain = feed.

But you can reply to posts outside the Micro.blog community. There are millions of microblogs on Mastodon and the larger fediverse, and your replies will be sent to any blog with support for webmentions, micro or not.

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manton
manton

@sod @pratik I think we'll always keep the "one domain = one feed" for the timeline, but you can imagine in the future we might have a separate section for managing feeds more like a traditional feed reader. I've considered it a few times but not ready to go there yet. Happy to recommend Feedbin and NetNewsWire. 🙂

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pratik
pratik

@sod yes, if the blogs support web mentions, it works but how do we know which ones do? The blogging platforms (WordPress, etc.) should support it out of the box, right?

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