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Old November 2nd, 2005, 05:57   #1
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I think RSS feeds would be a great feature to add to the site. I would certainly use and love the ability to watch my favorite threads, forums, or even searchs via a constantly updated RSS feed and then be able to click through to only what interests me.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 06:08   #2
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Two, for the benefit of the others here, can you provide a brief (Reader's Digest version) description of RSS and how it works?

Thanks and welcome to Fred's.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 19:29   #3
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Funny, DD, I just graduated college in May, and my Senior Seminar( basically a thesis type presentation) was infact on RSS and how it is an emerging technology. I had to go through the whole history and development of What RSS is, but it is basically, if you didn't know, a subscription based newsletter that you( the subsciber) gets from an information source( this case TDIClub.com) in a pull type information. great idea really, until the advertisers( thats me too ) get to stain the goodness of RSS. as it is so entirely simple(RSS- Real Simple Syndication)that there is only data, no room for viruses, spam etc...
Man and who said college was a waste of time, I am speading the information technology to the diesel geeks .

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Old November 3rd, 2005, 08:24   #4
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Something to look at.
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 09:04   #5
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Ah, Fred... always ahead of the curve!

Props to you!
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 09:51   #6
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One of my browsers supports RSS...haven't been able to sort out what it does.

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Old November 3rd, 2005, 10:05   #7
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take a few minutes, download an RSS program, I used Pluck for my research. once you do it, you will see what it is. I think Pluck.com has a good tutorial(they used to) that you will get in about 2 min. it is a pretty straightforward thing, but since it is an internet only technology, there is not much publicity to spread its usefulness or like you, WHAT it is. (there is no spoon)

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Old November 3rd, 2005, 10:14   #8
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Eric, here's a screenshot from my browser. It supposedly can handle RSS:



I normally keep all the options deselected. Do i need another program?

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Old November 3rd, 2005, 10:47   #9
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If your browser has those options, you should not need another program. What browser are you using...? There is likely a menu option (possibly under a "Tools" or "View" title) to "Read News" or similar, which would open a special tab in your browser that will list your RSS feeds.
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 10:50   #10
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Fitzski, it's a tabbed (IE) browser shell called Maxthon.
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 10:53   #11
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http://www.maxthon.com/guide/en/ch11.htm

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You can view all your stored RSS feeds in the RSS sidebar. You can activate it if you click on 'View > Explorer Bar > RSS Feed'.
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 11:05   #12
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or you can customize the google homepage to add custom rss feeds.
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