RSS2 Feeds - Configuration Options
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    RSS2 Feeds - Configuration Options

    by myarhidia » Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:03 pm

    This is something I have been using for a while now, however I don't believe it has been made general knowledge that RSS2 feeds are operational from this site.

    If you are using IE7 or an RSS2 compatible reader, you will be able to:
    - sort by date, topic, poster
    - restrict the view to only a specific topic, poster or category

    Here is a couple screen dumps of what I mean.

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    There are a number of configuration options also available, I think it's best to describe their use by examples.

    Standard RSS2 feed - every post downloads into your reader.

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    http://www.digitalslr.com.au/forum/rss2.php


    Lets say, you only want to know about NEW topics, (my prefered option).

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    http://www.digitalslr.com.au/forum/rss2.php?t=1


    If you only want to download posts made into the IMAGES: People section, then your code will look like this.

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    http://www.digitalslr.com.au/forum/rss2.php?f=14


    Now, you may be asking how did I know that the code for IMAGES: People is 14? The answer is simply, when you go into the section, have a look at the URL in your web browser, & the topic number is obvious.

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    Of course, the above options can be combined so that only NEW topics in the IMAGES: People are downloaded, as follows:

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    http://www.digitalslr.com.au/forum/rss2.php?t=1&f=14


    Enjoy.
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    by Muzza » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:49 pm

    Thanks for that. Very useful information. :D
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    by MarkA » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:21 pm

    I have to set this up... Cheers for the very informative post.
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    by Sir Tristram » Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:52 pm

    Damm , I didn't know that stuff. Thanks very much.


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    by leek » Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:38 pm

    Not strictly RSS2, but I just found out about the latest offering from the Google stable...

    www.google.com/reader

    Basically, it removes the need to have an RSS client on your PC and aggregates all your favourite news / RSS feeds centrally and presents them on one web page...
    It's still classified as a "Labs" (i.e. Beta) product and as Google themselves say "you can expect it to be a little bit wobbly", but it seems to do the basics...

    Very handy for those such as I that cannot install an RSS client on their work PC... Give it a try...

    Of course - sites that have blocked Google from crawling their site (such as a certain other photography forum) won't work with this facility, but it seems to handle the rest OK... A few bugs, but I'm sure they'll fix them...

    Enjoy!!!
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    by Rusty W.Griswald » Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:11 pm

    Thank you :)

    I use bloglines.com and this works great.

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