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RSS - Is it used as widely as people think?

MGSteve

Well-known member
#1
Just a thought, I've never bothered with it. When I have, the RSS Gadget for windows 7 didn't bother to update the feed anyway, so I gave up.

But thinking about it (and seeing how much its embedded within XF), does anyone actually use RSS feeds & if you do, how do you use them (i.e. what for & what software).
 

Dean

Well-known member
#3
I use RSS feeds for my forum and it's invaluable.
That is quite useful going into a forum. What I keep asking myself is - would it be of value going from a forum to somewhere else?

Not sure many of my members know what an rss feed is..
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
Well outside my forum I don't use RSS at all.

But on the forum it's great for starting new threads.
I can't count the number of times a headline in the RSS feed has resulted in a new discussion.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#5
When you go live, will you have your rss feeds available to your members? Do you think any of them will use those rss feeds?
 

Dean

Well-known member
#7
The other way round.

Will your members, use your forums rss feeds? From cta to somewhere else...

Sorry I am unclear.
 

kkm323

Well-known member
#8
I use google reader and its quite useful
it keeps me update to all of the news, events, videos
before I used rss in my firefox ,but i migrated to google reader (everything in one place)
 

Carlos

Well-known member
#9
Actually, its not well 'known' per se, but they're useful for converting readers into repeat readers. Especially if you have a network of websites. :)
 

dieketzer

Well-known member
#11
Just a thought, I've never bothered with it. When I have, the RSS Gadget for windows 7 didn't bother to update the feed anyway, so I gave up.

But thinking about it (and seeing how much its embedded within XF), does anyone actually use RSS feeds & if you do, how do you use them (i.e. what for & what software).
while i have never had a use for rss as a regular user, i do find them invaluble as an admin.
i can import remote rss as threads in a news category to increase content and relevance, and i can use my own rss to feed social networks.
the only thing i dont like about rss is the 'content theft' aspect.