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Follow Stack Overflow questions, tags, communities, feed

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This tutorial explains how to follow Stack Overflow content in a Cronycle feed, whether it is the user’s feed, tags, questions, communities, etc. Stack Overflow is just one among many sources which you can follow in a feed. You can aggregate and filter an incredible diversity of sources within your Cronycle feeds, and save the best content to boards where you can curate, make sense of and share.

Follow your Stack Overflow user’s feed

This allows you to follow all the content that features in your Stack Overflow feed right in Cronycle. To do this, you need a Stack Overflow account, then go to your user’s page, by clicking on your avatar in the main menu.

go to user page (click on avatar)
Access the User page by clicking on your avatar

Then, scroll down to the very bottom of your page, and click on the RSS icon “User feed”

access the RSS URL in Stack Overflow, for user feed
Click on “User feed” to get the RSS URL

Next, copy the RSS URL provided in the pop up.

in stack overflow, copy the provided RSS URL
Copy the provided RSS URL

Now, go back to Cronycle. To add to a new feed, click on Create a feed (top left in the Feeds page). Paste the copied RSS URL in the search field to add as a source to this new feed in Cronycle. Wait for a few seconds, till the result appears, click on + to follow this RSS from Stack Overflow.

Paste the stack overflow RSS URL in Cronycle and click on the + to follow, then save
Paste the URL in Cronycle and click on the + to add, then save

You can add other sources now if you want. When you are ready, click on “Create feed” to save the feed. The content from Stack Overflow appears within a few seconds or minutes. However, if there is no new activity, nothing new will appear in your feed.

cronycle feed with content from Stack Overflow
The resulting feed in Cronycle, here with an additional RSS from hot questions

You can also add the same RSS to an existing feed. Go to Feed settings > sources > Add sources, and add the URL in the search field. Finally, you can also add it to your sources library in a similar fashion.

Follow questions on Stack Overflow

Whenever you can generate an RSS feed in Stack Overflow, you’ll be able to follow it in your Cronycle feeds. Here are a few more locations where to get an RSS link from (not exhaustive):

Follow a single question from Stack overflow

Go to the questions page, scroll down until you see “Question feed” with the RSS logo in the right column. Click on it, and copy the provided RSS URL to add to follow in Cronycle as described above.

Follow a question from Stack Overflow by getting the RSS URL (scroll down)
Follow a question from Stack Overflow by getting the RSS URL (scroll down)

Follow a tag

Another option is to follow a tag from Stack Overflow. For example, go to the tag “python”, and scroll down until you see “newest python questions feed” with the RSS logo. As usual, copy it to paste into Cronycle and follow in your feeds.

RSS URL to follow a tag
Follow a tag from Stack Overflow by getting the RSS URL (scroll down)

Follow hot questions

You can also follow the hot questions recommended with the “Bountied questions feed”. Go to the hot section, scroll down until you see the RSS icon on the right column. Click on it, and copy the provided RSS URL to add to Cronycle.

RSS URL to follow hot questions in Stack overflow
Getting the RSS URL for hot questions

Follow a Stack Overflow community

Like for questions, tags and your own user feed, you can follow a community from Stack Overflow, right in your Cronycle feeds. Go to the community page you are already part of (or join one) – like this one on User Experience. Scroll down until you see “Recent questions feed” with the RSS logo in the right column. Click on it, copy the RSS URL and add it to Cronycle as described above.

rss to follow a community

There are probably more RSS feeds available within Stack Overflow and, as you can see, they are consistently placed in the bottom right.

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