Friday, February 28, 2014

RSS feeds for Waygook boards/threads


Waygook.org is a good resource for foreigners living and working in Korea. You may not have realized it, but you can subscribe to Waygook boards in the convenience of an RSS reader. I find this a great way to see what all the foreigners in Korea are complaining about now. It's a better reading experience than the site itself, and a great way to keep up if, like me, you don't actually log-in there all that often.

Here's the basic RSS feed syntax for any Waygook board:
http://www.waygook.org/index.php?type=rss&action=.xml&board=##

Each Waygook board/section has a special two-digit identifying number. Just replace the ## in this sample with the number of the board you want to follow.You'll find the number by visiting that board on Waygook and checking the URL.

Here are a few examples:

For your convenience, some other popular feeds:
You can follow individual topic threads via RSS as well. This is an excellent way to stay up on what people are saying about niche interests related to life in Korea.

Specific topic threads follow this URL format:
http://www.waygook.org/index.php/topic,AAAAA.msgBBBBBB.html

So just plug in the numerical values to the general RSS structure:
http://www.waygook.org/index.php?type=rss&action=.xml&topic=AAAAA&msg=BBBBBB

For example, say you want to subscribe to the Dermatology, Cosmetic, & Aesthetic Services in Korea for Foreigners thread. You can subscribe here: http://www.waygook.org/index.php?type=rss&action=.xml&topic=93091&msg=595731

Major props to Waygook.org for following open internet standards and allowing us to access their content in this convenient and simple way. 

Happy Wayging.

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