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# 1  
Old 06-22-2007
RSS Feeds of Threads

Hi Guys,

With the RSS feeds of new threads added to the forums, would it be possible to include the text of the post in the RSS body?

This means that i wouldn't have to keep clicking "view site" to see what the thread's about from my rss aggregator.

I've included 2 x screenshots below that hopefully show what i'm after. One is how the unix.com shows up, and one is how another forum subscription (Ubuntu GNU/Linux in this case) shows up.

Unix.com is an excellent site. This feature would just save me some time and repeated, monotonous clicking :-).

Cheers,

-c
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# 2  
Old 06-22-2007
Hi Craig,

I have the same issue with the RSS feeds we are importing. Great suggestion. We will look into it and see how to correct this. Thanks again.
# 3  
Old 06-22-2007
Hi Craig,

You should update the url for the UNIX.com feed to be the following:
https://www.unix.com/external.php?type=rss2

Last edited by reborg; 06-22-2007 at 05:34 PM.. Reason: s/usr/url/
# 4  
Old 06-22-2007
Neo, the feeds we are importing explicitly truncate the output after a couple of lines, it is designed specifically to force you to visit the sites.
# 5  
Old 06-22-2007
Hi Guys, thanks for your efforts

reborg - just the ticket

Thanks again guys,

-c
# 6  
Old 06-22-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by reborg
Neo, the feeds we are importing explicitly truncate the output after a couple of lines, it is designed specifically to force you to visit the sites.
Hi Reborg!

That's what I thought as well. I think we need to find different RSS feeds. Maybe we can get suggestions from folks here on their favorite unix/linux feeds?
# 7  
Old 06-24-2007
See to be honest guys, rss aggregation into the unix.com forums isn't much of a value add for me.

I come to the forums because i like reading the issues and more so the solutions. A news feed doesn't make or break my subscription to here. It's just a little noise to me.

Just my $0.02, there's probably some folks who use this site as their aggregator of news instead of having their own bloglines / greader account. They're gonna be annoyed if you do away with them :-)

-c

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