Filter for Flickr feeds
November 23, 2009 4:10 AM   Subscribe

How would I filter out a single user's images from a Flickr pool's feed?

There's a Flickr pool for my community, and it's great. But there's a particular contributor who dominates the pool with self-portraits. I'd like to filter this person out of the RSS feed if possible.

I'm not a member of the pool, nor would I suggest this contributor be removed from the pool. I just don't want to see this user's work in my feed reader every day.

I'm subscribing to the feed via Google Reader if that makes any difference.
posted by foggy out there now to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
You can do this using Yahoo Pipes

Simply provide the source feed, add a Filter operator that blocks on = {noisy user} and pass the result to the pipe output
posted by handybitesize at 4:57 AM on November 23, 2009

seconding yahoo pipes, which is fun, simple, and sorely underused. i don't know what the flickr rss feeds look like but it should be fairly self-evident. pipes will provide you with a new rss feed to subscribe with.
posted by acidic at 5:32 AM on November 23, 2009

Also, Feedrinse, which may be even simpler than Yahoo pipes.
posted by larsks at 6:05 AM on November 23, 2009 [2 favorites]

Thirding yahoo pipes. That service is awesome.
posted by chunking express at 7:46 AM on November 23, 2009

Awesome, thanks! It took a less than a minute to do exactly what I wanted with Feedrinse. And Pipes looks incredibly powerful. I'm going to use it on a more complex filter.
posted by foggy out there now at 7:47 AM on November 23, 2009

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