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teknobucks
03-23-2006, 11:13 PM
Tom
have u considered adding rss feeds here?
the link below is free sw and may be compatible with v bulletin...


http://www.cosmicscripts.com/demos/rss.shtml

teknobucks
03-23-2006, 11:33 PM
fwiw...
RSS was new to me and I did not understand what it was at all until recently, so I've added this blurb below.


So what is an RSS feed?
An RSS feed is very much like a bulletin board. You post an article with a headline, and visitors can view and read through your articles. Often readers are encouraged to add comments to the articles. What's special about RSS is that the articles are available as a feed. This means that the readers don't have to come to you to get the latest news, you send it to them (you don't actually send anything, read on). The feed is an XML version of your articles, which can be read by RSS readers. Basically visitors to your site that use an RSS reader can subscribe to your feed by adding your feeds XML file to their readers list. Then whenever you update your feed with a new article the reader automatically gets notified. An RSS feed is also know as a Blog for those of you who have wondered what a Blog is. If this is still sounding a bit alien to you, download an RSS reader, I chose RSS reader (no reason why, just sounded straight forward) there is a good list of available readers here. Grab the URL from one of the feeds at the bottom of this page, and you'll see how it works.

tsptalk
03-24-2006, 10:28 PM
Tom
have u considered adding rss feeds here?
the link below is free sw and may be compatible with v bulletin...


http://www.cosmicscripts.com/demos/rss.shtml

Thanks Tek. I put one on the home page several days ago. Bottom left menu.

The reason I asked about RSS readers in the poll this week was because I have been reading about RSS and the book said that it is becoming popular for people to use them to read articles, blogs, etc. but I didn't think many people actually did. Turned out over 85% of people who took the poll never heard of them - just as I suspected. It's the web designers that seem to be using them. The rest of us were just left in the dark about them.

You can get one for free in several places including the link you gave. I used www.rssreader.com (http://www.rssreader.com/). It's pretty spiffy but not a substitute for surfing, imo. It's like reading articles in an email program.

Moreover, I plan to start a blog (www.tsptalk.com/blog (http://www.tsptalk.com/blog)) and will put it out on RSS for others to pick up.

teknobucks
03-25-2006, 01:18 PM
marked your blog in my favs...thanks!

ChemEng
07-25-2006, 03:04 PM
I know this is bumping an old thread, but Outlook 2007 has RSS functionality embedded. I used it to track the updates to the TSP Talk Blog... I like the idea of my Outlook bringing me the websites automatically instead of having to take the time to go out and get them.