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10.4: Change Safari's RSS update frequency
Authored by: leebennett on May 05, '05 10:36:47AM

NO NO NO!

Rob G. smartly advises people not to set a ridiculously low number. Permit me to amend that by saying with the exception of specific feeds that are intended/desgined to get a more frequenty update schedule, 30 minutes is the LOWEST interval you should set. VERY few feeds update so often that you need to update on a quicker schedule. Even at 30 minutes, RSS subscriptions dominate most bloggers' log and statistic files.

I'd go so far as to even recommend this hint be rescinded, except that knowledge of this setting is certainly not a bad thing. But there really should be a way to set frequencies individually per feed--which I'm sure is not going to happen in Safari. Robust newsreaders like NetNewsWire, however, can set per-feed update intervals.

It should also be noted that some people who have control of the server they're blogging from (and this includes me), will ban an IP if they notice an awful lot of refresh traffic from that IP.



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10.4: Change Safari's RSS update frequency
Authored by: ghz on May 05, '05 11:03:57AM

just in connection with feeds..
do you know how can i update a bunch of feeds manually in safari2?



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10.4: Change Safari's RSS update frequency
Authored by: phoem on May 05, '05 11:04:43AM

On the contrary, in my work environment I need to monitor internal feeds at a minimum of once every 5 minutes. 30 minutes just will not cut it. These are feeds that I run why should I not be able to view them more often?

As a webmaster I do understand the concerns of too many people setting the number too low. A 5 minute interval is in no way too low though and in my opinion 30 minutes is much too high.

As robg pointed out though, ideally this should be set on a per-feed basis.



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10.4: Change Safari's RSS update frequency
Authored by: mzarra on May 05, '05 11:14:39AM

30 minutes is plenty for websites. If you have internal servers that need a refresh more often that is certainly an unusual case. But I also have to agree with Rob, for servers that you do not own it is a VERY bad idea to set this number lower than 30 minutes.

/. for instance will ban your IP if you hit it too often. I am sure there are plenty of other websites out there that will do the same. 5 minutes is far to short of a time and will just get you banned as more systems set up blocks against this.



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10.4: Change Safari's RSS update frequency
Authored by: phoem on May 05, '05 11:54:21AM

this is a pointless argument on what is "ok" for a website. it is relative to the feed, what is being broadcast, how time sensitive the data is. there are too many factors. this is why ideally it should be able to be set on a per feed basis.



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