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Authored by: nanotechmama on Feb 03, '06 12:45:09PM

It is always strange to me to talk about subscribing at all. I use Safari, and when I click a subscribe button, I am taken to the RSS page. If I don't bookmark this page, then I am not subscribed at all. So, subscribing is really just bookmarking an RSS feed. Why the different words for one action, bookmarking? If I click subscribe, and it takes me to the RSS feed, what if I were not very computer literate, and I thought that now I was actually subscribed? Bah.

But now it's all waste of time, since Safari hasn't been updating the little numbers in the parentheses anyway!



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Authored by: robg on Feb 03, '06 01:06:58PM

Well, other apps (like NetNewsWire) don't call it bookmarking, they call it subscribing ... hence the confusion :).

-rob.



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Authored by: nanotechmama on Feb 03, '06 04:24:02PM

Yes, but maybe Safari could have a tool tip over the RSS subscribe button that reads, "Click here to bookmark this RSS feed." And then, when you click on it, the Add Bookmark... drop down window appears.

Maybe the purpose of sending the person to the feed without the drop down menu is so that you can look over the feed and decide if you want to actually bookmark it. But for me personally, I wouldn't have clicked on it if I didn't want to bookmark it, and in any case the bookmark drop down window isn't all that big, so you can a great deal of the RSS feed, enough to change your mind and hit cancel if you desire.

Would anyone else prefer to have the bookmark drop down window appear when you click subscribe? I am going to leave feedback to Apple.

Anneliese



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Authored by: solipsism on Feb 05, '06 06:49:42PM

I'm with you. I don't currently have any RSS subscriptions (bookmarks) because of Safari's setup.

I also wish that it automatically sent me an email notice, like Google News, when new articles are found after an RSS update. Possibly with a hyperlinked listing of the subject heading for ease of use.



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Authored by: dta69 on Feb 03, '06 02:12:30PM

The counters can be brought back to life by turning off bookmark syncing with .Mac...sorry not really applicable to original post but wanted to help a fella/gal out...



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Very nice
Authored by: nanotechmama on Feb 03, '06 04:27:39PM

Great, thanks for that! Geez, you'd think I spend enough time in forums, but I guess not. :P

Anneliese



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Authored by: dta69 on Feb 03, '06 02:20:11PM

"But now it's all waste of time, since Safari hasn't been updating the little numbers in the parentheses anyway!"

A workaround for this problem is to turn OFF bookmark syncing in .Mac



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