Blogging Roller, the weblog of Java developer Dave Johnson, complains that Wikis, compared to weblogs, are hardly reached by RSS-Search Engines such as Feedster. Johnson, according to his Blogroll a reader of Jeremy Zawodny's blog, received a comment from its reader Scott Rafer, among other things referring to a well-known contribution to the topic on LIBRARY Stuff, and explains the poor contents of Wiki RSS Feeds:
“Much of the work to be done is on the wiki side, unfortunately. Feedster, et al, would be thrilled to make wiki changes as easy to search as everything else, but (…) the Wiki vendors need to make RSS output a standard option”
The blogosphere in the last few days and weeks has identified a deficit in the Wiki world. There are many different circumstances in which this topic emerges. In one case it the desire to have the Wikipedia informed about current events (LIBRARY Stuff), and another the interest to have discussions in the Lieblingswiki to remain up to date (Jeremy Zawodny), and now it is equally about searchability through more precise engines than Google (Dave Johnson). The basic problem is the same in each case: Wikis do not supply contentful RSS feeds.