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Authored by: masterluc on Oct 18, '09 12:43:23PM

your page of course lives on my top sites page! but for macosxhints, the "new-content-white-star-on-blue corner" appears far too often, rendering it useless. this is not new behaviour - i just hoped the site upgrade would be an opportunity to look into that. thx!



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Authored by: robg on Oct 18, '09 07:35:42PM

I think you'd need to talk to Apple about their algorithm for the "new content" stuff -- there's not a lot here that changes, other than the "what's new" box showing recent comments, and the forum post block ... and the ads, of course.

I would hope Apple's algorithm would be smart enough to account for the ads. As a registered user, you could disable the What's New and What's New in the Forums boxes and see if that makes a difference.

-rob.



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Authored by: masterluc on Oct 18, '09 11:42:53PM

all these news-boxes are disabled for me. ads are filtered via glimmerblocker. afaik "new content" is RSS-based. "mac os x hints" offers two feeds, "new comments" and "new hints". top sites seems to be triggered by both of them.



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Authored by: robg on Oct 19, '09 04:53:04AM

Ah right, it is RSS based. I can only think then that it's something that's done by our feed provider, and that's nothing I have any control over.

Sorry about that.

-rob.



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Authored by: masterluc on Oct 21, '09 05:44:32AM
i solved it!

find "Library/Safari/TopSites.plist" in your user's home.
(if you need, duplicate it to a safe place somewhere else.)
then open the original file with "Property List Editor".

in the array "TopSites," you will find all of them listed by numbers.
for macosxhints.com, change the field "TopSiteFeedURLString"
from "feed://www.macosxhints.com/backend/commentfeed.rss"
to "feed://www.macosxhints.com/backend/osxhints.rss".

that's it. is that hint-worthy?
luc

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Authored by: robg on Oct 21, '09 09:27:07AM

Seems Safari was marking the comment feed (changes a lot), instead of the site feed (changes rarely).

-rob.



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Authored by: masterluc on Oct 21, '09 09:43:13AM

that is exactly what i thought. i suspect safari just uses the last link it finds in the head when it first scans the page, which seems a fair strategy. you can change that setting manually later on, for now it seems to stick. i will still have to run some tests to prove both theories. luc



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