RSS feed?

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Would you like MelbourneGamers to provide RSS feed(s)?

Yes - Just one for the whole site is enough
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Yes - And I can select different sections or sub-sections
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33%
No / Don't care
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33%
 
Total votes: 9

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RSS feed?

Post by gerald » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:48 am

Hi!

Any chance we could have RSS feeds? It would be easier to know when something interesting happens!

If I'm the only one who sometimes forgets to visit for days, then it's not that important... So who else would like to see this feature?

I'm not a php guru, so I can't help, sorry. But it seems there are quite a few mods available on phpbb.com, so I'm assuming it should be easy to add.
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Post by dougp » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:56 am

YES!!!!

I would love this. I think the traffic for the site is so low that one rss feed for the whole site would be ok. But one for each category would be good too.

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Post by Fraser » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:07 am

It might spur me into finally setting up an RSS reader too.

I'm with Gerald that I certainly forget to visit for a while.
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Post by bsmith » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:29 pm

Yeah but if I set up an RSS feed, no-one will come here! :D

OK, I'll install the mod as soon as I get a chance.

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Post by bsmith » Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:41 pm

OK, done. Let me know how it goes.

cheers.

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Post by gerald » Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:47 pm

if I set up an RSS feed, no-one will come here!
Yeah, there might be less 'views' because of that. But hopefully more people would engage in conversations, as they can get feedback more quickly... That's the theory anyway. ;-)
OK, I'll install the mod as soon as I get a chance.
Thanks a lot, much appreciated! =D>

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Post by dougp » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:40 pm

bsmith wrote:OK, done. Let me know how it goes.

cheers.
Where is it?

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Post by gerald » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:42 pm

bsmith wrote:OK, done. Let me know how it goes.
That was quick!

Google Reader picked it up, but is using some longish URL, starting with:
http://www.melbournegamers.com/smartfeed.php?[...]

Also, the stories links back to:
http://www.example.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?[...]
so you probably need to modify some settings, to point the links towards melbournegamers.com...

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Post by dougp » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:46 pm

gerald wrote:
bsmith wrote:OK, done. Let me know how it goes.
That was quick!

Google Reader picked it up, but is using some longish URL, starting with:
http://www.melbournegamers.com/smartfeed.php?[...]

Also, the stories links back to:
http://www.example.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?[...]
so you probably need to modify some settings, to point the links towards melbournegamers.com...
Ok, that works for me (I only worked out how to have one rss feed for the whole site).

Thanks Ben!

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Post by jttm80 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:09 pm

Can anyone recommend a good RSS reader?

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Post by Stompy » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:25 pm

gerald wrote: Also, the stories links back to:
http://www.example.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?[...]
so you probably need to modify some settings, to point the links towards melbournegamers.com...
I use Google reader, and have also found that the links are looking for the 'example.com' URL.

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Post by gregor » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:51 pm

I use google reader too. Used to use bloglines. Both are fine. I think iGoogle lets you set up feeds as well, but i haven't tried it yet.

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Post by gerald » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:32 pm

gregor wrote:I use google reader too. Used to use bloglines. Both are fine.
And does Google Reader correctly link back to melbournegamers (not example.com)?

If yes, how did you add the feed to Google Reader? (I clicked on "Add Subscription" and wrote "www.melbournegamers.com")

Thanks.

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Post by Fraser » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:35 pm

So who is running the RSS for dummies course?
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Post by TaleSpinner » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:57 pm

I'm using IE7.0 and it detected the feed automatically with no problems. For those with IE7.0, on the top right-hand corner of your browser is the RSS Feed pull-down menu that looks like the attachment below. Click on it and select the option "RSS". This will install the RSS feed into your IE7.0 favourites. To see the feed, click on the Favourites star and select the "Feeds" tab.
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