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RSS feed content

Postby jimbreen » Mon 04.21.2008 7:29 pm

The RSS feed was just pointed out to me. Thanks for establishing it.

HOWEVER, when I pointed my Google reader at it, I see it only has a very small
selection of postings. For example only four for April, when in fact there have
been a heap. What is up? If the feed is not complete it is virtually useless.

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Re: RSS feed content

Postby richvh » Mon 04.21.2008 7:51 pm

It looks like the RSS feed that Prof. Breen was directed to on sci.lang.japan is to the Groups feature of Drupal, not the forums. Googling RSS phpbbs gives mucho hits, so it seems there are various mods that would allow it (and get Prof. Breen participating here) but I don't know how much work they'd be for phreadom/whoever to install, or how far down the priority list that would fall.
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Re: RSS feed content

Postby jimbreen » Mon 04.21.2008 8:02 pm

Naruhodo.

So the URL "http://www.thejapanesepage.com/rss.xml" looks like an RSS
feed to thejapanesepage, quacks and waddles like one, but isn't really
one.

Wouldn't it be better to make it go away entirely, rather than give the
impression there is a service when there isn't?

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Re: RSS feed content

Postby Sairana » Tue 04.22.2008 12:16 am

:shock: THE Jim Breen? Allow me to go fangirl mode for a bit. It's like being in the presence of a Japanese-study LEGEND.

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Re: RSS feed content

Postby Wakannai » Tue 04.22.2008 1:05 am

jimbreen wrote:Naruhodo.

So the URL "http://www.thejapanesepage.com/rss.xml" looks like an RSS
feed to thejapanesepage, quacks and waddles like one, but isn't really
one.

Wouldn't it be better to make it go away entirely, rather than give the
impression there is a service when there isn't?

Jim


Personally, I think better labling would work. Say "RSS feed for groups and blogs" and "RSS feed for Forum"

and of course, make them work.
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Re: RSS feed content

Postby phreadom » Tue 04.22.2008 5:12 am

Ok, I've added in Syndication for the forum.

You'll find the button right above the login/logout link towards the upper right corner of the forum (below the drupal RSS icon).

create_syndication.php

You can edit your preferred type of feed (RSS or Atom) in your User Settings under Board Preferences.
ucp.php?i=prefs&mode=personal
"Preferred syndication method: ( )Atom (*)RSS2"

This should be a good start.

Let me know if you have questions or problems. :D
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Re: RSS feed content

Postby jimbreen » Tue 04.22.2008 5:37 am

>> Sorry, but syndication has been disabled for this forum or you do not
>> have sufficent permissions.

Also, how do I turn on syndication for more than one forum?

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Re: RSS feed content

Postby phreadom » Tue 04.22.2008 6:28 am

jimbreen wrote:>> Sorry, but syndication has been disabled for this forum or you do not
>> have sufficent permissions.

Also, how do I turn on syndication for more than one forum?

Jim


Sorry about that Jim, it should be fixed now. Can you give it another try?

As for selecting more than one forum, you can hold CTRL while you click which forums in the list you'd like included. This allows multiple selections. You can just check the "All Forums" checkbox below the list if you want them all.

Hope this helps. :)
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Re: RSS feed content

Postby jimbreen » Tue 04.22.2008 6:43 am

phreadom wrote:Sorry about that Jim, it should be fixed now. Can you give it another try?

As for selecting more than one forum, you can hold CTRL while you click which forums in the list you'd like included. This allows multiple selections. You can just check the "All Forums" checkbox below the list if you want them all.

Hope this helps. :)


Trying again. I got further this time. Google got an "untitled feed"which is
empty. I'll see if this message appears on it.

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Re: RSS feed content

Postby phreadom » Tue 04.22.2008 6:52 am

jimbreen wrote:
phreadom wrote:Sorry about that Jim, it should be fixed now. Can you give it another try?

As for selecting more than one forum, you can hold CTRL while you click which forums in the list you'd like included. This allows multiple selections. You can just check the "All Forums" checkbox below the list if you want them all.

Hope this helps. :)


Trying again. I got further this time. Google got an "untitled feed"which is
empty. I'll see if this message appears on it.

Thanks.


Perhaps I should log in as a normal user and try doing what you're doing... I'll try to figure out what this Google RSS reader is that you're using and give it a shot myself. Should save you some of the hassle. ;)
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Re: RSS feed content

Postby phreadom » Tue 04.22.2008 7:03 am

I see what you mean now... something is definitely not right. :(

I'm trying to figure it out.
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Re: RSS feed content

Postby clay » Tue 04.22.2008 7:14 am

Live Bookmarks (in Firefox) seem to work just fine.

I'll work on replacing the RSS link on the front page with a link to a page giving a choice of RSS feed now that we have the Phreadom to choose :) (bad pun)

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Re: RSS feed content

Postby phreadom » Tue 04.22.2008 7:25 am

Yeah, the Live Bookmarks works fine here as well. Google Reader seems to have trouble with it though.. I'm trying to figure out what might be giving Google Reader trouble specifically.
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Re: RSS feed content

Postby jimbreen » Tue 04.22.2008 7:27 am

Still nothing coming through in Google Reader. Maybe I'll delete it and try again.

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Re: RSS feed content

Postby phreadom » Tue 04.22.2008 7:38 am

I think I might know the problem... let me try something.

UPDATE: Still not working in Google Reader.

I've tried it in Live Bookmarks in FireFox, that works great... I've tried it in Outlook 2007, that works great... (if the feed requires you to be a registered user, Outlook 2007 asks you for your login/password and then works fine. Otherwise if I have guest access enabled it just adds it normally. But not even guest access helped for Google Reader)

I'll keep trying to figure this out Jim. Thanks for the troubleshooting and sorry for the trouble. :(
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