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Yahoo pipes seems to remove the summary from items I pipe through.

  1. Is it possible to change this so that I can see the summary?
  2. Are there are other services I could use instead?

My feed is: and I am filtering:

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closed as off topic by 8088, slhck, Sathya Sep 21 '11 at 16:40

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What are you trying to do? – dangph Sep 21 '09 at 10:42
Filter a feed, but leave the summaries in the feed content – Casebash Sep 21 '09 at 12:11
You want to take a feed and ... do nothing with it? That doesn't sound very hard. – dangph Sep 21 '09 at 12:29
If you look at the feed itself, it's just removing all the comments and leaving the answers and questions. Filtering the feed. – random Sep 21 '09 at 16:00
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For some reason when you build up the custom filtered feed, Yahoo! Pipes doesn't really handle the summary all that well off the bat.

What you'll need to do is bring it back in with the Create RSS module from the Library.

Fetch Feed (Sources)

Start off with the URL of the feed you want to parse (in this case it's your own activity feed listing your comments, answers and questions posted on Stack Overflow):


Filter (Operators)

Looks like you're already filtering out any items that are comments, leaving you with just the answers and questions posted:

[Block] items that match [all] of the following:
[item.title]: [Matches regex]: Comment by

Create RSS (Operators)

Flowing on from the previous, the Create RSS module is where you'll be rebuilding the actual RSS so that the summary comes through. This has to do with the feed having been filtered and now just needing to be put back together with all the parts that made it to the other side of the filter.

Author: []
GUID: []

The above fields on the right side are taken from the feed itself.

Finally, run the last wire to the Pipe Output.

In the end you should have something like this in the Pipes Editor Canvas:

Pipes layout

Then save, Run Pipe and grab the newly recreated RSS feed.

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+1 for so-easy-a-caveman-can-do-it. i've never used Pipes and this answer made perfect sense. nice job. – quack quixote Oct 6 '09 at 9:20

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