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Post by Librarian » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:02 pm

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Post by Willow » Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:16 pm

Sorry to ask a silly question, but can somone tell me what an RSS feed is?
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Post by Librarian » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:31 pm

RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication."

What this means is that there are sites, usually news sites, that put a headline and short siummary into the RSS format. Aggregator programs collect these headlines from all of the sources you've subscribed to and present them to you in a neat, organized format.

Most such programs will kep track og what you've read or not and will grab just the newer stuff.

The Library feeds for both the main forum and the Under the Moon forums will present a maximum of 50 of he newest posts.

A short, unformatted excerpt of the Library's RSS feed for today shows:
<item>
<title>Humor :: RE: Hormone Hostage Survival Guide</title>
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<link>
http://www.paganlibrary.com/phpBB2/view ... 6396#56396
</link>
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<description>
Author: <a>Willow</a><br>

Posted: 14 Nov 2006 19:19 (GMT -7.00)<br>
Topic Replies: 1<br><br>
<span>LOL, hormones as an excuse for getting girls drunk....tsk tsk.
<br>

<br>
I have to say I prefer the safest options
<br>_________________<br>The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
<br>
-Oscar Wilde</span><br>
</description>
</item>
In my rss reader, it looks like this:
Humor :: RE: Hormone Hostage Survival Guide
Author: Willow
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:19 pm (GMT -8 )
Topic Replies: 1

LOL, hormones as an excuse for getting girls drunk....tsk tsk.

I have to say I prefer the safest options
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The Pagan Library 11/14/06 19:14
I use the RSS feed to keep an eye on all posts in both forums and other sites without having to login to each one individually.

Wikipedia entry and links to feed programs:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_%28file_format%29

Site that catalogs feeds from around the web;
http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/home

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Post by Willow » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:54 am

thank you wise librarian!
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:49 pm

Neat! Thanks, Librarian!!!
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