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Postby Emrys » Sat Jul 02, 2005 7:20 pm

As I've finally got around to updating the forum to the latest, secure version of PHPBB I thought I'd take the opportunity to install the RSS feed mod too.

For those of you who use RSS aggregators, you can now add a Forum feed should you so wish - the feed URL is http://forum.gn15.info/rss.php. Viewing the RSS feed lets you see the latest posts made to the Gnatterbox rather than having to keep an eye on those bell icons.

If anyone's interested, the RSS reader I use is the web-based Bloglines service (http://www.bloglines.com) - no software installation required and viewable from anywhere with a web connection - but there are many other fine products out there.
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Postby Gerry Balding » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:02 am

Hi Emrys,

For the IT thickies out here (I count myself as one) what is PHPBB and RSS?

Could you explain in old money please?

Thanks.
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PHPBB and RSS

Postby Emrys » Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:29 pm

Well, PHPBB is the software that powers the GnATTERbox fora, Gerry.

RSS is a syndicating protocol so that busy folk can view feeds from various websites in one place, either from a desktop aggregator or from an aggregating website such as My Netscape and Bloglines.

There's more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(protocol).
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More info on RSS

Postby Emrys » Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:43 pm

I've found this useful page on the BBC News site that explains things far better than I have:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3223484.stm?rss=/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/uk/rss.xml
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Postby valar2006 » Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:21 am

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RSS fixed

Postby Emrys » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:35 pm

Ok, it seems that the RSS feed may have been borked at some point.

But it's now fixed, in case anyone actually uses it.

That is all.
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Postby Alan » Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:17 am

I'm using it, in Outlook 2007, and it appears to be working fine. For those still missing the point, this means that posts to The Gnatterbox appear like emails for me and I don't need to keep visiting the web site to keep up to date.
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