MRC adds RSS feeds for forums and reactions

by snout on 29-03-2004, 23:31
Topic: MRC
Languages:

Two days ago we opened an RSS newsfeed, allowing our visitors to add the latest MSX news to their websites, desktops or PDA's. As of today we also offer RSS feeds with the latest forum posts and reactions.

Forum feeds:

English: http://www.msx.org/forumfeed.php
Spanish: http://es.msx.org/forumfeed.php
Dutch: http://nl.msx.org/forumfeed.php

Reactions:

English: http://www.msx.org/reactionsfeed.php
Spanish: http://es.msx.org/reactionsfeed.php
Dutch: http://nl.msx.org/reactionsfeed.php

Comments (7)

By Grauw

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31-03-2004, 20:57

Could you make it show a little more than the latest 5 items??? Something more like, the latest 10, maybe 15 or so? Same goes for the news post RSS, but especially for the forum on busy days.

Also, it would be cool (at least for the news posts) to include the first few sentences of the newspost, and also an indicator about the topic (Websites, MSX Revival, etc.). Even number of words is interesting. Take a look at meyerweb.com's RSS for example, I use these frequently in determining what posts I am interested in.

For the forum you could add info about nr. of reactions, etc. Also including the first few sentences of the first post could be interesting. Might also help to keep topics er... on-topic. Maybe you can come up with more.

~Grauw

By Grauw

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31-03-2004, 20:58

Ah, forum feed could also include the forum category of the post. Same goes for reactions.

By Grauw

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31-03-2004, 21:36

Also, you could create one single RSS file with multiple channels for each of these (now seperate) feeds, or rather one for every language, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea and whether you'll like it. But you could always offer one which does this together with the current seperate ones, to give the user a choice...

~Grauw

By snout

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01-04-2004, 01:06

In the end, I'll probably create one RSS feed which can be adjusted with several parameters... but at first I'd like to see how these simple RSS feeds are doing Wink

By BiFi

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01-04-2004, 13:04

I too think, for example, a development forum RSS feed would fit perfectly on the MAP.

By Grauw

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01-04-2004, 15:15

Hmm, nice idea Bifi! I hadn't even thought of that.

Snout, I'm looking forward to that fully customizable RSS feed you promised Smile.

By BiFi

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01-04-2004, 15:56

as long as one of the maintainers did, right?