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RSS feed on forum posts

Discussion in 'Please Tell Us What You Think' started by FrankKalis, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. FrankKalis Moderator

  2. dineshasanka Moderator

    Frank,
    Can you explin what are the benefits that we get from the RSS

    I only know
    RSS is an acronym for Rich Site Summary, an XML format for distributing news headlines on the Web, also known as syndication. First started by Netscape as part of the My Netscape site, it expanded through Dave Winer and Userland. RSS started off in an RDF format, but RSS 0.91 (the current version) is not, which leads to some annoying issues when trying to parse different pages


    quote:Originally posted by FrankKalis

    While flipping through snitz.com I've found an extension that seems to offer a RSS feed for forum posts.
    http://forum.snitz.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56247

    Wouldn't this be a good idea?

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    Frank Kalis
    SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de

  3. FrankKalis Moderator

    You can easily stay informed about new postings without checking the forum or being subscribed to an eMail notification.

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    Frank Kalis
    SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
  4. dineshasanka Moderator

    That would be great
    then it is a good idea

    quote:Originally posted by FrankKalis

    You can easily stay informed about new postings without checking the forum or being subscribed to an eMail notification.

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    Frank Kalis
    SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de

  5. ranjitjain New Member

    The idea sounds good but i have a doubt, how we will be easily informed by new posts. i mean how the rss will actually work.
  6. Madhivanan Moderator

    Does this similar to be informed about the new mails when we log in Yahoo Messenger?


    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  7. FrankKalis Moderator

    Brad actually has already an RSS feed on general site updates
    http://www.sql-server-performance.com/absolutenm/rss.aspx?z=3
    All you need is a programm that can interpret such file. Tons of them freely available. That programm can be configured to scan its feeds regularly for updates. So, if a new posting is made, the xml file is updated and next time your programm polls that file you'll see the new posting in this programm and can decide to visit the site or not. Especially useful when you get a reply. I for one do not subscribe to the notification mails, so I need to check frequently.

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    Frank Kalis
    SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
  8. bradmcgehee New Member

    I'll look into this. It seems like a good idea.

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  9. derrickleggett New Member

    We do need to make sure that any features we add don't slow the forums down considerably though. The only reason I don't post as much on sqlservercentral is because it's sooooooooooooooo slow. I get aggrivated every time I visit that site.

    MeanOldDBA
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    When life gives you a lemon, fire the DBA.
  10. FrankKalis Moderator

    In this case I wouldn't be concerned too much. I think updating the XML file will be faster than sending out notification mails.

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    Frank Kalis
    SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
  11. bradmcgehee New Member

    An RSS feed is now available for this forum. Point your RSS reader at:

    http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/rss.asp


    I don't have a lot of control over this software (third-party), but give it a try and see what you think.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  12. FrankKalis Moderator

    Nice [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />
  13. FrankKalis Moderator

    Sorry, test test test

    I couldn't get it to work with RSS Bandit and FeedReader. Now I use SharpReader.

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    Frank Kalis
    SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
  14. bradmcgehee New Member

    I am using FeedReader, and it work for me.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  15. FrankKalis Moderator

    [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />
  16. FrankKalis Moderator

    Brad, after a new installation of my laptop I am not able to connect to the forum RSS feed anymore. Now I use RSSReader as my reader software and it tells me, that the feed doesn't contain a title. And when you look athttp://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/rss.asp it seems that indeed this tag looks malformed:


    <ttl>60</ttl>
    <title />

    Can you check this out, please?

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    Frank Kalis
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
    Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. http://www.sqlpass.de)
  17. bradmcgehee New Member

    Try it now Frank. I went in and hacked at the code.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  18. FrankKalis Moderator

    Nope, that didn't work. But I've installed another reader where I can specify the title myself. It works with fine with RSS Bandit.

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    Frank Kalis
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
    Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. http://www.sqlpass.de)

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