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Display user submitted as RSS Ticker

We’d like to be able to allow users to submit comments and have them displayed as an RSS ticker in a scheduled player setup.

I’ve looked at various forms such as Jotform etc that can export form content as an RSS feed, but can’t get this to work.

I’m guessing there’s an RSS feed service or similar that has an option to generate feeds form user submitted content?

Has anyone done anything similar?

If programming is not an option, you might have a look into services like zapier or ifttt. They basically work by polling/quering some source and then triggering some action if a change is detected. I’ve found this recipe that might help in your case:

  • If someone adds a new response to a google form
  • … it gets added to a google spreadsheet
  • … where zapier detects the change and create a new RSS item
  • … and makes that and earlier items available as a feed.

No idea if that actually works and I only toyed around with zapier a bit a while ago, but that’s the general idea.

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Thanks I’ll take a look at that.

I had already looked at using a Google Form embedded into a password protected page on a website and using Zapier but couldn’t get it to work.
I’ll give it another go.

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