March 29, 2004

Is there a SpoFi RSS feed/plans to have one in the future?

posted by dfleming to feature requests at 05:51 AM - 25 comments

Just because it's almost impossible to find doesn't mean it's not there.

posted by yerfatma at 06:08 AM on March 29, 2004

brilliant. I was just going to ask about this. Thanks dfleming and yerfatma!

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:47 AM on March 29, 2004

Could we get some titles then at least? "posted by [name] to [category], [date]" isn't the most useful of arragements. Also, a sidebar link to the feed may go a long way to ending this frequent request in the locker room. Speaking of which, a locker room feed would be a spiffy addition.

posted by pivo at 09:51 AM on March 29, 2004

Wicked, thanks yerfatma. I searched high and low and could find nary a mention.

posted by dfleming at 12:02 PM on March 29, 2004

what the hell is that thing?

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:19 PM on March 29, 2004

wfrazer: What is RSS? Revolutionize your business, Mr Publisher!

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:49 PM on March 29, 2004

RE: titles I can't do anything about titles unless we start requiring users to write them, as MetaFilter now does. I thought about duplicating the first part of the description in the title, but that would look terrible in Radio UserLand and presumably other RSS newsreaders. via the old thread

posted by mkn at 02:16 PM on March 29, 2004

More RSS stuff here.

posted by mkn at 02:18 PM on March 29, 2004

By all means, require titles. I don't think anyone would be too put out by having to title their post. If they are, well, they have bigger issues than titling their SpoFi posts anyhow. Would do wonders for the usability of the feed.

posted by pivo at 02:59 PM on March 29, 2004

I'd consider it, wc2k2 ... but we don't have a web site. HAHAHAHAHAHA! /Luddite

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:01 PM on March 29, 2004

So that's why you keep asking what is RSS. HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Err... not funny.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:20 PM on March 29, 2004

I looked it up, and I guess it makes sense to me, as someone who still thinks the game Bejeweled is a technological marvel.

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:06 PM on March 29, 2004

get ready to have your socks blown off. Have you seen Minesweep!?

posted by jerseygirl at 06:10 PM on March 29, 2004

wfrazer, you could read my website as well as grum's in RSS. stop being a luddite!

posted by billsaysthis at 09:47 PM on March 29, 2004

RSS is a nice tool, even if you don't use news readers, you can do stuff with the mozilla sidebar. I used this page Install a Mozilla Sidebar to set up a bunch of bookmarks for different rss feeds. For instance, the very helpful has a rss feed for freaking everything, so I have a bookmark for BBC Sport - Football, etc.

posted by eckeric at 10:16 AM on March 30, 2004

Yeah, the best part of RSS is not having to go to each individual site and see if anything new has been posted. Now, I can have the newsreader check all the sites for me and let me know which ones have changed (well, the newsreader just highlights the bookmark for each site that has changed since the newsreader last checked) and I only have to click on those.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:49 PM on March 30, 2004

Can anyone of you suggest a decent free reader?

posted by jasonspaceman at 12:53 PM on March 30, 2004

my yahoo now has a beta version of an RSS module.

posted by mbd1 at 03:30 PM on March 30, 2004

jason, for Windows I like SharpReader.

posted by billsaysthis at 08:23 PM on March 30, 2004

Gotta go with Bloglines.

posted by yerfatma at 08:32 PM on March 30, 2004

I agree, Bloglines is great. I have it my bookmarks bar and check it when I get bored.

posted by dusted at 01:03 AM on March 31, 2004

Blogline ^ 3.

posted by dfleming at 06:25 AM on March 31, 2004

My preference for #Reader is that I prefer not to do the RSS feeds in a browser window, so I would not be test driving Bloglines in any case.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:17 AM on March 31, 2004

jason, I've been using the RSS Reader extension for Mozilla Firefox. As soon as the dev site comes back online (it's been down since yesterday) you should be able to find it here.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:38 PM on March 31, 2004

Err, very helpful BBC that is. The dev site is up, but something is messed up between the two sites. try:

posted by eckeric at 11:37 AM on April 01, 2004

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