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Title: New Newsfeed
Post by: wildcard on July 30, 2007, 06:35:45 PM
The newsfeed.php has been updated to use the new forum. Its an RSS2 and is still at http://www.qbasicnews.com/newsfeed.php. If you have any problems or questions please let me know.


Title: Re: New Newsfeed
Post by: relsoft on August 05, 2007, 12:06:26 PM
Forgive my ignorance but what is this newsfeed thingy?  How does it work?


Title: Re: New Newsfeed
Post by: Kevin_theprogrammer on August 05, 2007, 02:01:16 PM
Forgive my ignorance but what is this newsfeed thingy?  How does it work?

It's an RSS feed so you can be informed of updates to the site quicker everytime you open up your RSS compatible browser or full blown RSS client. It's handy for world news, and site news for that matter. All it is is a light XML document that's updates quicker than viewing the HTML and more often than you browse the site (if you have a feed going on your web browser, that is).


Title: Re: New Newsfeed
Post by: wildcard on August 05, 2007, 06:04:06 PM
Forgive my ignorance but what is this newsfeed thingy?  How does it work?


Kevin explained it, mainly it was used by Plasma on his scene news page although anyone can use it if they have newsreaders (for a lot of blogs and news sites).


Title: Re: New Newsfeed
Post by: relsoft on August 06, 2007, 11:00:41 AM
I used Firefox (updated regularly). How do enable RSS?


Title: Re: New Newsfeed
Post by: Kevin_theprogrammer on August 08, 2007, 12:08:25 AM
I used Firefox (updated regularly). How do enable RSS?

Why, it's already enabled. If there's some sort of feed, usually there is the orange feed button in the address bar. Click on it and a feed will be added to you toolbar, just as the current news one works.

In Opera I just click on the feed's XML sheet and it's automatically added.


Title: Re: New Newsfeed
Post by: relsoft on August 09, 2007, 11:09:55 AM
Oh that's cool!!

I now know what the 3 quarter circles do. :*)