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Offline Paul

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RSS feed! Get yer RSS feed right here!
« on: May 10, 2010, 06:41:47 PM »


Anyone who is looking to get an RSS subscription for the forum can bookmark this link:

http://Mellowbakers.com/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml

or if you prefer Atom:

http://Mellowbakers.com/index.php?type=atom;action=.xml

Atom gives a bit more details and is more "modern" but both should work well.
Paul
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Re: RSS feed! Get yer RSS feed right here!
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 06:59:09 PM »
And for those of us that are unfamiliar with RSS - it just means "Really Simple Syndication".

It means that you can be sent a link every new post, if you want.  If you use a reader program, like Google Reader, it lets you skim a huge volume of material and pick out what you would like to spend more time with.

In short, it is a Really Good Thing...   ...oh wait, some rich blond lady already has that saying!  :laugh:

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Re: RSS feed! Get yer RSS feed right here!
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 08:19:23 PM »
Thanks for the extra explanation Steve!

I had gone to find a nice not-too-techie way of explaining this but you've beat me to it!

Most modern browsers will offer a built in RSS or Atom reader now-a-days (simple way to test yours: click the link and see what happens) You might even be able to get your RSS subcription announcements via email. 

But you have more bells and whistles using RSS readers such as Google Reader http://google.com/reader - others are Yahoo, Bloglines, newsgator and more.

A "Plain English" explanation of RSS:

RSS in 100 Seconds Small | Large


or this one that explains Google Reader:

Google Reader in Plain English


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Re: RSS feed! Get yer RSS feed right here!
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 07:52:01 AM »
Thanks for making it available Paul - I did not mean to steal your thunder.  I really only wanted to make the point that if I can figure it out, anyone can.   ::)

It is a really helpful tool.  Thank you!

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Re: RSS feed! Get yer RSS feed right here!
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 05:03:08 PM »
You didn't steal any thunder, you were simply more on the ball than I was! I dilly dallied on YouTube and got distracted by shiny things...
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