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> 400 feeds?
Authored by: moritzh on Feb 04, '06 07:38:31AM

How in the world does one manage to subscribe to > 400 feeds (and actually read them, else why would you subscribe to them anyway?)? I'm impressed...



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> 400 feeds?
Authored by: seanhussey on Feb 04, '06 08:41:48AM

I'm not in the 400+ feed category, but I can see how it could happen. A lot of my feeds are for things on Sourceforge or Rubyforge. I want to know when a particular package is updated, but the updates are not frequent.

When you get past the news and blog aspect of RSS, I think that's where it can be really useful. Instead of visiting sites of bands I like or, god forbid, signing up for Ticketmaster's spam, I'd love to subscrbe to a tour feed for that band. When they go on tour, I'll find out. No time waste din reloading the site and no time wasted pouring through a noisy mailing list subscription.

I think the problem with RSS right now is that there aren't enough focussed feeds. For instance, we have feds set up that are related to code builds on our projects. If I want my RSS feed to update only when a particular project fails tests or fails to build, that's easy to set up and I don't have to actively monitor it.

Blog sites that have separate feeds for the comments on partcular blogs are huge, I think. I hate having to go back to a site, find the blog post again, and reload the page just to see if anyone has posted a new comment. What a waste! Just tell me when it's updated through the RSS feed.



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comment feeds
Authored by: sjk on Feb 06, '06 11:30:06AM
I hate having to go back to a site, find the blog post again, and reload the page just to see if anyone has posted a new comment.

Me, too.

I've often wished this site had comment feeds (and/or e-mail notification). That would be a huge time-saver for discovering new comments for hints I'm interested in following, especially when they show up weeks or months apart.

Any possibility of adding comment feeds here, Rob?

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