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marcusb
= Cult of Ray =

USA
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Posted - 02/08/2006 :  14:28:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any chance we can get an RSS feed for News and maybe RSS feeds of the forums?

Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2006 :  14:55:43  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very prescient.

I have no idea how we'd do that for the forums (I've thought about this), but I've been tossing around the idea of RSS news for a while. In fact, I spent a bit of time earlier today playing around with something for our main page. Just a matter of time now.


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marcusb
= Cult of Ray =

USA
308 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2006 :  16:32:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This may be of interest: http://forum.snitz.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56247&SearchTerms=rss
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2006 :  09:30:35  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great, thanks for the link, I'll start looking at that with Dave later this week. We've got another project at a critical point right now.

The question would be, one global FB.net feed, one per forum plus a news feed, or a forum feed and a news feed. Would new threads be in the feed or new posts. How would that work. Some definite thinking on it to do. Appreciate the link though, and feel free to throw in some suggestions, anyone using rss feeds currently.


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BLT
> Teenager of the Year <

South Sandwich Islands
4204 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2006 :  16:22:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank

Great, thanks for the link, I'll start looking at that with Dave later this week.



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Visiting Sasquatch
= Cult of Ray =

USA
451 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2006 :  18:11:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While you're at it, have you guys considered a podcast made up of FrankBlack.net forum regulars? That would be neat...the audible version of the forums!
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2006 :  18:25:08  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Heh, Dave just doesn't moderate anymore, he's still at the back end doing stuff.

And nope, no idea how we'd pull that off. :)


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Visiting Sasquatch
= Cult of Ray =

USA
451 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2006 :  21:26:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aww...comon...wouldnt it be great to get special guests every week, like Frank Black, Catholics, Pixies, etc...

Edited by - Visiting Sasquatch on 02/09/2006 21:26:59
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Dave Noisy
Minister of Chaos

Canada
4496 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2006 :  15:06:07  Show Profile  Visit Dave Noisy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm starting to familiarize myself with RSS, so it's a possibility.. I'm not sure of any simple methods for ASP/SQL...seems like setting it up is a real task...defeating the 'RS' in RSS.

How many people here actually use RSS in some capacity? (ie, a reader, Firefox, or Google's customized home page, etc..?)


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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2006 :  15:08:44  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
<puts up hand>


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Cheeseman1000
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Iceland
8201 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2006 :  03:02:00  Show Profile  Visit Cheeseman1000's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I do, but I don't know how you'd pull off feeding the forums - strikes me it's so busy it would be overwhelming. Doing a feed for the news would be good, but you'd have to promise to update it more regularly...


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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2006 :  08:38:58  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ha, yeah, we'll just ask Frank to do more newsworthy stuff.


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Cheeseman1000
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Iceland
8201 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2006 :  08:43:27  Show Profile  Visit Cheeseman1000's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Or noteworthy, at least.
What would be the logistics of putting an RSS feed on each thread, like a subscription where you're emailed every time it's updated, but more convenient?


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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2006 :  10:48:55  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not a clue. I'm not sure how it would work on a thread basis. At all. At least for the moment.


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Dave Noisy
Minister of Chaos

Canada
4496 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  23:32:13  Show Profile  Visit Dave Noisy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maybe just new threads...i agree it would be rather insane.

Maybe it's intended for those really, slow Forums, that update a few times a week..


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Visiting Sasquatch
= Cult of Ray =

USA
451 Posts

Posted - 02/14/2006 :  12:10:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So I take it that was a yes for podcasts? ;)
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 02/14/2006 :  12:17:57  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Heh, yeah, we had it done by then but not approved so I had to throw you off the scent. Well done. :)


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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2006 :  20:59:32  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Alright, so I've put a news feed on there. Just point your aggregator at http://www.frankblack.net/rss.asp

I use Google which doesn't do the full text previews, but please let me know if you have any problems or things that could be improved. I should have a little RSS icon on the main page soon...


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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2006 :  21:08:03  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For example... it doesn't appear to work with Firefox's Live Bookmark feature. Could be because I generate this file on the fly when it is called, but this will take yet more work. Let me know if you have any success with it, too.


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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2006 :  22:14:25  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
... and that's been fixed. whew.


"If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominos will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2006 :  06:38:36  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So, the question is, is anyone using the news feed, and is it even worth my time to do a forum feed? How would people use it? The last thing we need is something that negatively impacts forum traffic, it's already slow around here...


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Cheeseman1000
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Iceland
8201 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2006 :  06:41:20  Show Profile  Visit Cheeseman1000's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've subscribed, but give it a chance, there hasn't been any news in the few hours has there?


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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2006 :  06:52:51  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry, meant more planning to use then anything. Just deciding which part of the site to focus the day's energy. Think I'll leave the forum feed for consideration later, but there's no way for me to know if the feed is being subscribed to or not at the moment.

I'm probably going to put a small release together about the Doolittle book. So you'll get to test it. :)


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Cheeseman1000
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Iceland
8201 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2006 :  09:16:03  Show Profile  Visit Cheeseman1000's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It works, it's like, totally the most exciting thing in the world and stuff. Well, almost.


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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2006 :  09:58:41  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think you're underrating it...

Glad it's working though.


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marcusb
= Cult of Ray =

USA
308 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2006 :  18:53:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hey thanks for the feed :)! frankblack.net is now on my google homepage.. awesome! I'd definitely do a general forum feed.. with the newest posted stuff coming up first..

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chineselover
= Cult of Ray =

Ireland
348 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2006 :  17:40:42  Show Profile  Visit chineselover's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I notice that if you go to Google pixies news http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&edition=us&ie=ascii&q=pixies
that they also have an RSS feed... how about that sort of live new into a section on the site... just a small corner where the lastest pixie news on google comes up
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11670 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2006 :  18:24:34  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Actually, something grabbing news feeds from other sources is a great idea for the site, but that's somewhat complicated and I have a zillion things to do already. So, in short, good idea, but I need help.


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Dave Noisy
Minister of Chaos

Canada
4496 Posts

Posted - 04/12/2006 :  10:43:15  Show Profile  Visit Dave Noisy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kick ass job on the site RSS Dean!!


"Live life like you're gonna die...because you are." - William Shatner, You'll Have Time / Has Been
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