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JRH147
07-22-2004, 12:47 PM
I've just recently discovered the huge time-saver that RSS feeds are. The new site "IL2 Flying" (which is great) has an RSS link to it - is there any chance we could get one here?

It's cut my surfing time by at least 50%.

JRH147
07-22-2004, 12:47 PM
I've just recently discovered the huge time-saver that RSS feeds are. The new site "IL2 Flying" (which is great) has an RSS link to it - is there any chance we could get one here?

It's cut my surfing time by at least 50%.

Dunkelgrun
07-22-2004, 03:52 PM
Well I didn't know what an RSS feed is, so I Googled it.

'RSS is a format for syndicating news and the content of news-like sites, including major news sites like Wired, news-oriented community sites like Slashdot, and personal weblogs. But it's not just for news. Pretty much anything that can be broken down into discrete items can be syndicated via RSS: the "recent changes" page of a wiki, a changelog of CVS checkins, even the revision history of a book. Once information about each item is in RSS format, an RSS-aware program can check the feed for changes and react to the changes in an appropriate way.

RSS-aware programs called news aggregators are popular in the weblogging community. Many weblogs make content available in RSS. A news aggregator can help you keep up with all your favorite weblogs by checking their RSS feeds and displaying new items from each of them.'



http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif I'm none the wiser. The article may as well been written in Swahili for all that I understood it. What the **** is a wiki? My passing interest in RSS feeds drains away.....

Sorry to be so dim, Cheers!

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BaldieJr
07-22-2004, 04:08 PM
woops. misread your post.

While on the subject: fighterjerks.com does have an RSS feed, but the site is not updated very often.

[This message was edited by BaldieJr on Thu July 22 2004 at 05:55 PM.]

JRH147
07-22-2004, 05:47 PM
I'm no expert - but the program I use (FeedDemon - www.bradsoft.com (http://www.bradsoft.com)) is excellent. On some sites, you'll see an orange "XML" button - this is an RSS feed.

You set up channels based on sites that you like to keep up to date on, and the program searches through them and finds the latest content - you can flag them for later reading or for importance, filter them based on keyword (i.e., you could filter out ".50" LOL) and instantly link to any messages you want to check out in more detail.

So instead of, "let me click on il2sturmovik.com and see what's new," the program does it for you. And yes, you do have a lot of this functionality with "Your Space" and "Your Notifications", but an RSS program aggregates it all in one place for you.

Just try out the download, find some sites (most blogs have them) and try it out. I'm really surprised how much time I've saved.

Oh, and check out the latest issue of pcworld - they have a good article on it.