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RSS News Feeds for Gaudiya Discussions? - Any interest?

Madhava - Wed, 17 Aug 2005 21:47:07 +0530
Would there be any interest in having RSS News Feeds available?
kovidara - Wed, 17 Aug 2005 21:48:39 +0530
So sorry: What is RSS?
braja - Wed, 17 Aug 2005 21:56:43 +0530
QUOTE(kovidara @ Aug 17 2005, 12:18 PM)
So sorry: What is RSS?

It could mean that we are all going to wear brown shorts and learn the words to Vande Mataram or that the forum will support syndication. (Email clients and browsers often have a feature whereby you can grab headlines and excerpts from a site automatically without having to visit). More info on Wikipedia.
Madhava - Wed, 17 Aug 2005 22:49:19 +0530
In Mozilla Firefox, they are called Live Bookmarks. Thunderbird, Mozilla's e-mail program, also supports RSS feeds.
Madhava - Wed, 17 Aug 2005 23:23:58 +0530
I've now added a tutorial on how RSS feeds work in Mozilla Firefox, see here.

I'd imagine we could have a news feed with 20 threads that have been last updated? Would that be useful?
Madhava - Thu, 18 Aug 2005 05:26:40 +0530
Well, I went ahead and did it in any case. Use it if you will. I will. smile.gif
braja - Thu, 18 Aug 2005 05:32:20 +0530
Lovely! Kudos to DC also for his work on the server issues. Nothing like having some serious brainpower to keep things ticking over nicely.
Madhava - Thu, 18 Aug 2005 09:01:36 +0530
If there is interest, it is also possible to offer individualized feeds. I can add an extra field in your profile where you can enter the numbers of all forums you want included, a comma-separated list. You'd then be able to fetch the individualized RSS feed by calling for rss.php?member=yourname.

Actually, as I think of it, the only reason someone might want to do that is if he/she were not fond of topics in some categories. If someone has other reasons, or would like to exclude some sections for that reason, please let me know. This would be easy to implement.
arekaydee - Thu, 18 Aug 2005 20:26:24 +0530
For a web based application, I like Bloglines. And it's free!