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First, I've doubled the RSS feed size to 20 (loud cheers?). This will be in place until I get the site upgrade done, at which time it will change to the (even better) 24 hour mode (all activity in the last 24 hours.

Second, there were more than 10 hints posted today, so you might wish to visit the site if the feed isn't showing you all 20 articles.

Finally, there was a somewhat notable announcement about the future of macosxhints today (don't worry, it's not going anywhere!) which you may wish to read...

-rob.
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Authored by: billbarstad on Jun 01, '05 03:18:34PM

So where is your RSS feed link? Your FAQ say you have none. I'd like to subscrilbe.



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Authored by: robg on Jun 01, '05 03:47:55PM
The FAQ says I don't have one? Hmm, here's what it says now when I checked it:
Yes, the macosxhints.com RSS feed can be found at: http://www.macosxhints.com/backend/geeklog.rdf
That's from this page of the FAQ.

If you're in 10.4, just click the RSS logo in the URL bar.

-rob.

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Authored by: slytle on Jun 01, '05 05:01:48PM

rob said:
"If you're in 10.4, just click the RSS logo in the URL bar."

should have been:
"If you're in 10.4 and Safari RSS, ..." ;)


.sly



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Authored by: rbrough on Jun 06, '05 09:39:08AM
Emm, Rob, I think I have found a small problem (although it might just be me!).

I want to follow macosxhints by rss (using your "http://www.macosxhints.com/backend/geeklog.rdf" feed), but the two methods that I have tried give a "parse error" message instead of your lovely feed. I use Firefox 1.0.4, and have the Sage 1.3.3 extension. I have also tried with NewsFire 1.1, which gives the same error. (You will be please to know that I tried safari, and the RSS workd there!)

Anyone have any ideas?

R

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Authored by: rbrough on Jun 06, '05 01:44:36PM

I take it all back... It's working in NewsFire today.

Sorry

R



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Authored by: TeknoTurd on Jun 01, '05 03:33:17PM

Sweet, how about some FULL TEXT for the RSS feeds now too? Partial text is soooo 2004. ;)



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Authored by: robg on Jun 01, '05 04:07:27PM

I'm not sure we'll ever go to full text, just given the length of some of the articles, as well as complexity of layout, occasional embedded QuickTime, etc. But it's certainly something we'll talk about the pros and cons of.

-rob.



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Authored by: luhmann on Jun 02, '05 06:45:03AM

Please, please, please - full text feeds. It isn't that complicated, really. And if you worry about counting your traffic you can use Feedburner.com to track your feeds.



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Full Text feeds?!?!
Authored by: beanboyrjs on Jun 02, '05 09:47:54AM

I can see doubling or even tripling the length of the feeds, but the full text? If you want the full text of every article, there is a great feed called www.macosxhints.com .



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Full text feeds
Authored by: spalmer47 on Jun 01, '05 04:12:33PM

I second THAT emotion!

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Authored by: 3eyes on Jun 01, '05 04:30:39PM

Fulltext be nice but in lue of that how about we get the same length articles that appear on the front page. Then the experince is exactly the same as the website and requires one to click for the longer articles.

Which would mean I wouldnt have had to click to read the last 3 lnes of this tiny post :)



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Authored by: Twist on Jun 01, '05 08:29:13PM

This is a really good suggestion and I second it.



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Authored by: xSmurf on Jun 02, '05 02:53:36AM
You still needed to click to comment ;)
Maybe that a good reason to make people click!

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Authored by: inemo on Jun 01, '05 03:48:45PM

Wahay! Well done MacWorld for giving you time to start the sites upgrades :)



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Authored by: Lecter on Jun 01, '05 04:09:38PM

Thank you! Now if I can only get VersionTracker to do this! :)



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Authored by: Dale Mox on Jun 01, '05 04:56:00PM

Thank you

Dale



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Authored by: thoughton on Jun 01, '05 06:14:39PM

Another 'Thank You' here too.



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Authored by: bgagnon on Jun 01, '05 07:55:06PM

note that NetNewsWire allows you to keep headlines for an arbitrary number of days, globally and/or for each feed. This can be set by using the Show Info command on a feed, and setting the parameters in the Persistence section. The global setting is in the General tab of the NNW's preferences. I keep macosxhints headlines for 10 days after which they are removed from the list.



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Authored by: xSmurf on Jun 02, '05 02:56:44AM
NNW Lite doesn't, NNW isn't free. Safari is!
By the way, thanks Rob :D

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Authored by: b3uk on Jun 02, '05 04:45:03AM

Loud cheers!

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Thanks!
Authored by: ChrisAllison on Jun 01, '05 10:05:58PM

Awesome! Thanks! (And thanks to Macworld, too, who I'm guessing is bankrolling the increased bandwidth costs)



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Authored by: crashcane on Jun 02, '05 07:40:53PM
Thank you so much for adding ten items to the feed. If bandwith ever becomes an issue, I would be willing to subscribe to a "Title only" feed.

Also, I saw some suggestions to have feedburner.com manage your feeds.

If you are going to do so I would suggest you maintain control of your feed URL. They also have more technical information about redirects and such. This makes sure you can always leave feedburner, but you can still have access to the the logging utility of feedburner.

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