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    RSS Feeds

    Hi Sean,

    Does this phpBB software have the capability to let you add RSS feeds? Members could then subscribe to feeds of whichever main topics are of special interest to them.

    Just a thought.

    Anna
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    Anna, I believe there might be a mod that would allow that. Let me do some checking. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    OK. The site now has the capability to do rss feeds. See the link at the top of the page - next to The Stickies link.

    Anna, which RSS feed reader do you use? I've not used RSS before.
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    You rock, Sean!

    I use my mail program, Thunderbird, to subscribe to feeds and download them.

    In practice, this is similar to watching a topic, a service the forum software already offers. Once you click on 'watch this topic' you receive e-mail notification of a new post in the topic. But just the one, until you go there again.

    With RSS, you capture all posts in the topic you selected. My reader gives me the option of displaying only the topic title or it'll send me the first few lines of the post. I create a filter in my mail program so all TFP feeds go in their own inbox.

    The convenience is that I don't need to invoke the forum search of 'view posts since last visit', then open each thread and find those pposts I hadn't read yet. It's just a little faster, a little slicker, and it appeals to my geeky side

    Thank you very much for setting it up. You are amazingly responsive to suggestions!

    Anna
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    You bet. I try to make the forum as user friendly as possible. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Anyone using this new feature?
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    I am!

    In my mail program, Mozilla Thunderbird, each post that goes to a topic I've subscribed to in the RSS setup on your site shows up as the full text, with images, if any. In the header is the direct link to the post. If I want to reply, I click on the link and it takes me to that very post.

    It is way cool! Very convenient, very organized, very clean.

    Anna
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    Hooray! I am subscribing in Bloglines right now. One less browser tab I have to keep open all the time.
    Sue

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    Yep, or refresh every so often o check for new messages, especially for threads you're following closely. It's an incredibly convenient feature. Thanks, Sean!
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    Cool! Thanks Sean.
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