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#1 Martin Shields

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 06:29 PM

Any chance the forums could get an RSS feed? This would help keep track of new topics and posts.

#2 Joel Brown

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 07:05 PM

Actually, there's a very good chance that will be happening soon. Unfortunately, I'm not the greatest web developer, so these boards are done by Invision Power Services. I've done some research, and it seems they are advertising automatic RSS feeds for the next version of the boards. Once the update is released (no idea on the timetable, but it is only a .x upgrade), I'll get it and set up the RSS feeds.

EDIT: For those who are really interested and anxious, IPS has posted a roadmap of their upcoming upgrade. All thats left are the Black items. The Green items (including the RSS) are done, waiting for release. IPB 2.1 Road Map
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#3 Joe Weaks

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 09:29 PM

Although this discussion belongs in the "Forum Comments" section, let me suggest a workaround to get an RSS feed.
You can subscribe to the Forums, and then have email notifications sent to a gmail email account that include the full post. These can then be filtered into and RSS feed. Voila.

I recently blogged on the fact that I hardly read anything online anymore unless it is "fed" to me.
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#4 Helen Brown

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 09:49 PM

Unfortunately, subscriptions will tell you new topics only, not posts to existing topics, unless you subscribe to each topic.
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 08:10 PM

Well, I set up a new topic announcement feed for the General Discussion sub-heading. It is pretty underwhelming, but someone may find it useful until real feeds are supported.

All it shows in the feed is:

Forum Subscription New Topic Notification ( From Accordance Forums )
General Forum, Joe Weaks has just posted a new topic entitled "Testing" in forum


Notice it cuts off pretty short. Like I said, underwhelming. The feed I created inform of any new topic posted in the General Discussion forum, along with the Announcements board and the Tips board.
If you want to try it out, do the following:
  • Add a new channel subscription in your RSS/Atom feed aggregator
  • Subscribe to the URL https://gmail.google...gmail/feed/atom
  • Enter the user name as: accordance.general.forum
  • Enter the password as: accordancefeed
There you go. If someone wants a feed for another set of sub-headings (which I doubt), that could be possible.
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#6 John Allard

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 06:36 PM

Just a quick thought. How easy or difficult would it be to get the new posts on this website to work as an RSS Feed? Might be kinda cool if it turned out to not be a ton of work. Thanks for reading my request.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 07:41 PM

I am merging this with the earlier topic on the subject.

Reminder to us all to search first before posting!
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#8 Joe Weaks

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 03:27 PM

I have written for my own use a NetNewsWire plugin that provides feeds for the Accordance forum. If enough folks here use NewNewWire and are interested in receiving Accordance forum feeds, I'll clean up the plugin and make it available.

If you haven't used a news feed aggregator before, check out NetNewsWire and scroll down to download the free Lite version. It'll do all you need. It's a great way to pipe in news, blogs, and other discussion all in one place so you can keep up with everything you want to keep up with.

Edited by Joe Weaks, 01 July 2005 - 03:31 PM.

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#9 Tom Castle

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 09:22 PM

I use netnewswire, Joe. I'd be interested in your plugin
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Posted 08 July 2005 - 11:32 PM

Joe,
I use NetNewsWire as well, and would like to try your plugin.

Thanks!

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