Letter to the Internet…Can you build me something?


Dear Internet,

I have an idea for an app, and I’m hoping you can build it for me?

Essentially, I’d like something that could crawl through all the comments on my blog (I’m sure Community Server must have some capability in the API to do this) and pull out the comment authors who have left links to their blogs. The program would then find their blog, check that it is a real blog address and grab it’s RSS feed url, then add it to an OPML that I can then add to my RSS reader. This way, I can always keep on top of the peoples blogs who read my blog.

Even better to building this for me, would be if it already existed.

Thanking you gently,

Dave :)

P.S: Love what you’ve been doing with this whole World Wide Web thing, keep up the great work!


Comments (9)

  1. vern says:

    I would suggest speaking to Dave Burke;

    http://dbvt.com

    or Jayson Knight;

    http://jaysonknight.com/blog/

    Very well qualified modders of CS.

  2. Ben² says:

    Doesn’t Community Server let you get an RSS feed of comments like WordPress can? If it could, then it could be pretty simple to get all the URLs with some XML data massaging (that’s the technical term isn’t it?)

  3. Hey Dave,

    Quick question: Do you have direct access to the database behind your blog? Like, could you query it directly from code, or would it all have to use CS interfaces?

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