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Member # 123
 - posted December 28, 2002 14:20
I just added Freshest Fifteen Topics, to the main Forum page, and as a bonus this is also available via RSS.

To use the RSS 0.92 format, you must point an RSS agent at the following URL:


To use the RSS 1.0 format, you must point an RSS agent at the following URL:

edit... it's now the Freshest 15 posts RSS..

To use the RSS 0.92 format, you must point an RSS agent at the following URL:

To use the RSS 1.0 format, you must point an RSS agent at the following URL:

And bonus, if you are a fan of Slashdot, you may be happy to learn that our Forum feed is now available in a Slashbox.

Just check your Slashdot account preferences, Customize Slashboxes, and check the Geek Culture slashbox. [Smile]

It looks like this.

Also NEW: Our Joy of Tech RSS feed:
Member # 780
 - posted December 28, 2002 14:54
Also of interest to some:
Freshest Ten Posts (with URL this time).
Member # 1234
 - posted December 28, 2002 17:16
maybe i'll put them on my flashcards site, under 'procrastinations' :-D
Member # 1234
 - posted December 28, 2002 19:37
here we are [Smile]
Member # 1148
 - posted December 28, 2002 22:38
Using Mac OS X?

Check this out.... a little dock guy that will alert you to fresh stuff on GC (or other RSS sites such as Slashnet, NASA, National Enquirer, USA Today, etc etc)....


This is REALLY cool!
Member # 646
 - posted December 29, 2002 20:42
Totally awesome, Snaggy!


Red, check out the app NetNewswire for RSS feeds under OS X... http://ranchero.com/software/netnewswire/ It brings a Outlook-style 3-pane interface for reading the aggregated feeds, and still lists them in the dock like SlashDock... it has tons of presets...

I use NetNewsWire to watch/read all the Mac news sites, my favorite weblogs (Wil, Megan, Morgan, Leo, Andy I...), my MovableType server supports it, and it works great with Snaggy's new RSS feed too!


RSS is the BESST!
Member # 590
 - posted December 30, 2002 06:42
Cool. I just added you to my subscriptions. (And I'll add another plug for NetNewsWire [Smile] )
Member # 450
 - posted July 27, 2004 20:05
Snaggy: A technical question. Is RSS an off-the-shelf feature of UBB, or do you have to do some extra magic? I noticed that you only do the 15 newest posts, could it be configured for other things? I ask this not as a request for features in GC, but because we are looking into forum systems to replace email for most dicussion within out company. I believe that RSS will be the enabler which lets individuals build custom views of the activity they need. I'm looking for real world examples.
Member # 123
 - posted July 27, 2004 22:31
It's a feature of the UBB classic, InfoPop calls them "content islands".

You can create the following: New topics in one or all forums, New posts in one or all forums, Recent visitors for the board or one forum, Latest registered and approved members.

uses RSS and/or javascript

Ok hope that helps [Smile]
Mike M
Member # 3100
 - posted November 23, 2004 20:35
For all of you firefox users... if you're not aware of it, Firefox now has built-in RSS support.

If you want to subscribe to the RSS feed, just go to Bookmarks | Manage Your Bookmarks and then go to File | New Live Bookmark and put in one of the 1.0 RSS feeds. Firefox will represent the bookmark as a folder, with each entry appearing as a bookmark.
Member # 4370
 - posted September 11, 2005 12:35
Im new here,..

BTW Opera also has RSS support. TX for the feed
Member # 780
 - posted September 11, 2005 16:41
Personally, I am completely underimpressed by Firefox's "Live Bookmarks" - I never really understood what the whole RSS craze was about until I decided to try a competent reader. I first used Habari Xenu, and the moved to Sage. Sage makes RSS reading work very well for me.
Member # 966
 - posted September 12, 2005 00:27
Fuzzed out the porn feeds have you DMan? [Wink]
Member # 1173
 - posted September 12, 2005 02:07
That was my first thought, too, little fish.

I have a few RSS feeds on my site, including one from here. I really like FF's live bookmarks -- espcially the "open in tabs" feature.
Member # 1181
 - posted September 16, 2005 18:04
I just added the RSS feed to my Google home page. [Big Grin]
Member # 780
 - posted September 16, 2005 21:29
Originally posted by littlefish:
Fuzzed out the porn feeds have you DMan? [Wink]

Ha! I never even thought about that - no...some friends' blogs that I keep my eye on every now and again.

It's funny that you mention that, however - what do you want to bet that RSS feeds will really take off if/when some porn sites start using it to syndicate content somehow?
Member # 1181
 - posted January 29, 2007 03:46
I'm looking at the date on that first post and remembering that I was all like "yes!" when it was new... I've been here a long time.
Member # 1297
 - posted January 29, 2007 05:49
I'm looking at dragonman's screenshot and thinking ... OK ... right ... but how does that differ exactly from just opening the ContentIslands/1/html.html page in its own tab, and then use Stylish (Firefox user styling extension) to make it prettier?

OK, there is one obvious difference: Stylish won't let me use :before or :after to include image URLs from my local hard drive.

Otherwise, I've never used RSS and I don't suppose I ever will.
Member # 780
 - posted January 29, 2007 07:34
...and that's an old screenshot. I don't use Sage anymore...I use Google Reader & Firefox 2's built-in RSS parser (neé FeedView). It's nothing fantastic, but it serves my needs just fine.
Member # 1297
 - posted January 29, 2007 13:33
I still don't get what's different to just using this?


I leave Firefox running, so that page just sits as my first tab at all times, and another certain *ahem* ;) forum sits in tab number two.

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