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Dev blog aggregator
« on: November 17, 2014, 04:07:18 AM »
Do you make blog posts related to your development work on a roguelike?  If so, please let me know the RSS/ATOM feed of your blog.

I aggregate development posts on Planet RLDev, and this allows people to go to one place to discover, and keep up to date with roguelike development posts.  People claim it encourages posts by different developers chiming in on the same subjects and riffing off each other, but all I claim is that it makes roguelike development blogs easier to find.  Anyone who subscribes can automatically get the development posts from relevant blogs without going out there occasionally looking for them.

Note that the content is strictly limited to posts that contain development details.  No update posts with changelogs.  No game reviews. No general programming posts on subjects not directly related to a roguelike. People who add this to their blog reader can count on only getting what they've signed up for.  To this end, all people who want their blog included are encouraged to make a roguelike development tag or category on their blog site, and the RSS/ATOM feed should be restricted to that tag or category.  Blogs which interject off topic posts are continually removed.  For people who want more general roguelike feeds where anything off topic can be posted, there are sites which do that for you.
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Re: Dev blog aggregator
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 03:27:03 PM »
I posted my link the last time you did this, but I've actually changed where I'm posting now. The dev logs for Possession 2 are at http://weirdfellows.com/
The posts tagged both "roguelike" and "dev blog" will probably be what you want.
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Re: Dev blog aggregator
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 07:06:57 PM »
I posted my link the last time you did this, but I've actually changed where I'm posting now. The dev logs for Possession 2 are at http://weirdfellows.com/
The posts tagged both "roguelike" and "dev blog" will probably be what you want.
Post the link to the tagged feed.  I took a short look and couldn't work out if you were using blogger or wordpress or whatever behind the scenes.  If you are using a custom solution that doesn't allow tagging, we can't do it.  If you are using a standard solution and there's blogs already in the list on the planet-rldev website that are using that solution, then you can adapt the url they use to filter their feed.

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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2014, 03:23:04 PM »
It's Wordpress. I'm not too knowledgeable about RSS feeds, but I think this is what you're looking for.
http://weirdfellows.com/tag/roguelike/feed/
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 05:33:19 AM »
It's Wordpress. I'm not too knowledgeable about RSS feeds, but I think this is what you're looking for.
http://weirdfellows.com/tag/roguelike/feed/
That includes non-development related posts, which is why I assume you also mention "dev blog" earlier.

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2014, 05:55:57 AM »
I don't know how to make the feed only contain things with both tags. I looked online and found I can do this: http://weirdfellows.com/feed/?tags=roguelike%2Cdev-blog but that makes it include things from either tag, not specifically both.
The only non-development post in there is a release post. If it really bothers you that much, I guess I can go through and make a new tag.
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2014, 06:56:40 PM »
I don't know how to make the feed only contain things with both tags. I looked online and found I can do this: http://weirdfellows.com/feed/?tags=roguelike%2Cdev-blog but that makes it include things from either tag, not specifically both.
The only non-development post in there is a release post. If it really bothers you that much, I guess I can go through and make a new tag.
It's not complicated.

The feed is targeted at other game developers who want to read posts by you about the development of your roguelike.  And so they can get the feedback of other developers on their own development posts.  I proactively remove feeds that start posting off topic material, or that treat the developers like potential players.

If you don't see the value in this, then don't make the tag.

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Re: Dev blog aggregator
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2014, 08:39:50 PM »
username, just out of curiosity ;) what about something more chatty, e.g. general thoughts about RLs?

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2014, 03:31:28 AM »
Sure!  When are you going to make it?  I have no interest in it, and have a full slate of projects as it is.

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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2014, 06:22:03 PM »
Heh. I'm not sure if I worded my question clearly enough, but I think I got the answer :)

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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2014, 07:02:07 PM »
Heh. I'm not sure if I worded my question clearly enough, but I think I got the answer :)

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Well, interpreting your question another way, if the chatty posts were limited to the development side of things, then possibly.  Make a list of the sort of things you would post, and I'll let you know.