July 30, 2002

I sent this off to admin@sportsfilter a couple of days ago, but maybe folks want to weigh in on it:

i was thinking of adding sportsfilter's rss feed to a site i co-administer, csof.net. so i did.

but then i noticed that the titles of the posts are in the form of "posted by name to category at date/time". doesn't seem the most descriptive. since drupal just displays the title by default, it doesn't really give incentive to click for more. is there any way the titles of your posts could be descriptive? it seems like the link at the beginning of each post usually contains words that are the *actual* title of the post.

for example, "Kournikova wins!", not "posted by worldcup2002 to Tennis at 2:56 PM CST".

that's all i got. great site.

posted by nacho to feature requests at 05:08 PM - 2 comments

"for example, "Kournikova wins!", not "posted by worldcup2002 to Tennis at 2:56 PM CST"." I have now been quoted in a complaint. I rock!

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:29 AM on July 31

The problem with relying on SportsFilter's TITLE or LINK tags in the RSS feed is that there's no requirement to provide a title when posting here. On any post where the link does not begin the post, as in most of mine, there is no TITLE or LINK. When posting, I leave those fields blank and use HTML to provide links in the description of a post. For this reason, I followed Metafilter's lead in the title that is provided. Is there a way in Drupal to use the description instead of the title when syndicating our feed on your site?

posted by rcade at 04:00 PM on July 31

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