rss newsfeeds?

stephanstephan Member Stephan StapelOrganization: Stephan StapelProject: BristolNG ✭✭✭
Hi there,

I know it's not quite a crucial point for the platform itself. But would it be possible to create rss newsfeeds containing infos on the most recent forum entries and the zeroc news (as displayed on the front page).

regs,

Stephan

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  • michimichi Member Michi HenningOrganization: Triodia TechnologiesProject: I have a passing interest in Ice :-) ✭✭✭
    Re: rss newsfeeds?
    Originally posted by stephan
    I know it's not quite a crucial point for the platform itself. But would it be possible to create rss newsfeeds containing infos on the most recent forum entries and the zeroc news (as displayed on the front page).

    Hmmm... I'm not sure that this would be worth the effort -- we don't generate enough announcements to make this worthwhile, I suspect.

    Also, I have no idea how hard/easy it would be to add an RSS newsfeed to VBulletin. Anyone know?

    Cheers,

    Michi.
  • stephanstephan Member Stephan StapelOrganization: Stephan StapelProject: BristolNG ✭✭✭
    Hi again!

    this thread was sleeping for some time and tonight I found something that might actually finally sole it.

    In the options of vbulletin, one can find options for the so-called 'external data providers':

    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/main/vboptions_group_external

    Could you try out to enable the rss syndication provider?

    regs,

    Stephan
  • marcmarc FloridaAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Marc LaukienOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: The Internet Communications Engine ZeroC Staff
    I have enabled RSS, and tested with Mozilla Thunderbird.

    I am new to RSS, so please someone help me out here: What's the advantage of this RSS stuff compared to going to the Web site directly?
  • stephanstephan Member Stephan StapelOrganization: Stephan StapelProject: BristolNG ✭✭✭
    The nice thing, at least for me, is that I don't have to visit dozens of news and forums sites per day but have a simple list view with a thread overview from each site where I can find the items that interest me and then switch to the corresponding site to view the entire thread.

    Other valuable rss feeds are for example:

    http://slashdot.org/index.rss
    http://www.osnews.com/files/recent.rdf

    or

    http://www.go-mono.com/monologue/index.rss

    What is the rss hyperlink to the ZeroC forum btw?

    cheers,

    Stephan
  • mesmes CaliforniaAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Mark SpruiellOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: Ice Developer ZeroC Staff
    stephan wrote:
    What is the rss hyperlink to the ZeroC forum btw?
    Try this:

    http://www.zeroc.com/vbulletin/external.php?type=rss

    Take care,
    - Mark
  • rdilipkrdilipk Member Dilip RanganathanOrganization: 3MProject: None ✭✭
    marc wrote:
    I have enabled RSS, and tested with Mozilla Thunderbird.

    I am new to RSS, so please someone help me out here: What's the advantage of this RSS stuff compared to going to the Web site directly?
    Marc
    You are most certainly a dinasour. First it was emacs and now this ;-)
  • rdilipkrdilipk Member Dilip RanganathanOrganization: 3MProject: None ✭✭
    marc wrote:
    I have enabled RSS, and tested with Mozilla Thunderbird.

    I am new to RSS, so please someone help me out here: What's the advantage of this RSS stuff compared to going to the Web site directly?
    You are probably being flippant but I guess there is no harm in directing you here:
    http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/12/18/dive-into-xml.html
  • marcmarc FloridaAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Marc LaukienOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: The Internet Communications Engine ZeroC Staff
    rdilipk wrote:
    Marc
    You are most certainly a dinasour. First it was emacs and now this ;-)

    Perhaps, but I still write better code than most of you young folks out there, with your fancy pointy-clicky-integrated-tools stuff :) And I can also write "dinosaur" without a spell checker :D
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