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RSS - Is it used as widely as people think?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MGSteve, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    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).
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    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..
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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.
     
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  5. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's a dedicated page and there's also a feed on the homepage.
     
  7. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    The other way round.

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

    Sorry I am unclear.
     
  8. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    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)
     
  9. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    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. :)
     
  10. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    I use it on occasion.
     
  11. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  12. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    I use feedburner and it requires rss [​IMG]
     
  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I subscribe to RSS feeds for blogs I like.
    xbmc.org
    joomla
    wordpress
    nerdvittles
    Xenforo Announcements Forum.
     
  14. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

  15. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I doubt many people actually use RSS readers... (besides podcast readers)
     

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