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A few more site features added today... Site News
We now have an RSS feed for each and every topic on the site -- you can see them all listed on the new RSS information page. (This page is also linked to "RSS" in the nav bar.) I've included a hint count for each category, so you can get a sense as to the volume in each feed.

At the suggestion of a reader, I also modified the search results display. No major changes (yet), but I added a column to show the number of comments for each hint. Between the Comments and Hits columns, you can get a good sense for how much activity a given hint has generated.

Since this seemed like a pretty good idea, I also added a comments column (Cmnts) to the Headlines page.

-rob.
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RSS Feed Refresh
Authored by: sprynmr on Jun 13, '06 05:05:55PM

Does this mean my RSS feed should stop wiggin out and thinking there is a bunch of new entries every once and awhile when there isn't?



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RSS Feed Refresh
Authored by: robg on Jun 13, '06 09:02:57PM

To be honest, I'm don't think so. That's a separate problem that we're aware of, and working to resolve.

-rob.



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A few more site features added today...
Authored by: bbebop on Jun 13, '06 06:13:01PM

More RSS feeds are great. FULL TEXT RSS feeds would be so much better. If losing revenue from ads is the problem, please consider the Daring Fireball model of providing full text for a small fee. Hell, throw in a cool tee shirt. I never click on the ads but having to leave NNW to read a hint is a waste of time...



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A few more site features added today...
Authored by: robg on Jun 13, '06 09:10:48PM

The comments feed is full text. There are issues with full text feeds on hints, not the least of which is the occasional length of some articles -- some of which run multiple pages. Sending all that text to every single RSS feed that requests it would be a huge bandwidth hit, especially given that not everyone is going to be interested in the full article.

I have recently bumped the limit to the first 1,000 characters of the post, up from 250. This covers many of the shorter hints in their entirety. I think this is a fairly good compromise, as only the longest hints would require a click-through to the browser

We are discussing full text feeds, and I will communicate any changes if/when they are made -- please keep in mind that I am not in charge of such things, and only have input on the decision making process. If you have strong feelings on the subject, please feel free to email me, and I will forward on to the appropriate people (you can find an email link at the bottom of every page here).

-rob.



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A few more site features added today...
Authored by: morespace54 on Jun 14, '06 06:37:00AM

Keep it going Rob!
Would it be possible to have a "saved hints" feature related to our account?

That would be awesome (and save me a lot of searching time because there are so many hints)!

thanks



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Second that idea
Authored by: whoadoggy on Jun 14, '06 09:05:27AM

That is something I have always wanted as well. Could bookmark them, but this would be easier and quicker.



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Second that idea
Authored by: robg on Jun 14, '06 09:55:23AM

It's one of the highest things on our "we want to do this" list, so it will happen -- but it requires some tweaking of the Geeklog core, obviously, so it's going to take a while longer.

-rob.



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