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9/04/2004
rss for haloscan comments
Warning: If you don't read more than a couple of blogs, or if you don't care about what's in the comments at your favorite blogs, feel free to skip this post.

I use bloglines to track blogs and wikis that I'm interested in so I don't have to go to each website individually every day to see if there's anything new. Plus, it would be hard to remember what I've already seen and thus figure out what IS new and what isn't. Bloglines is just one of many aggregators that are available to do this sort of thing. Some people use it to track headlines and stories from their favorite news sources as well (Common Dreams headlines are at the bottom of my sidebar, for example).

Anyway, it seems that at many blogs, the real action happens in the comments. I've been wondering if there was a way to use bloglines to track comments as well. Early on I figured it out for my own blog using haloscan comments by subscribing to this feed: http://www.haloscan.com/members/rss.php?user=TedErnst (that's also how I generate the Recent Comments in the sidebar). It occured to me today that I could also subscribe to a feed like that for other people's blogs if they're using haloscan. How do I figure out what their user name is?

Here's what I did:
I did the same thing at parking lot and came up with http://www.haloscan.com/members/rss.php?user=salishsea

If you use an agregator, try this out on your favorite haloscan commented blog.