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Offline Technetium

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« on: August 26, 2007, 18:12:34 »
Any possibility of getting RSS feeds for individual forums?
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Re: RSS Feeds
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007, 19:16:52 »
You bet. Subscribe to this URL:

http://forums.milnet.ca/forums/index.php?sa=recent;type=rss;action=.xml;board=X

Where "X" is the board number. If you hover over a board URL you can find the number. For example, this board's link is:

http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/board,9.0.html

So the board number is 9. The RSS feed would then be:

http://forums.milnet.ca/forums/index.php?sa=recent;type=rss;action=.xml;board=9

Hopefully that makes sense!

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Re: RSS Feeds
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007, 19:18:38 »
Not a bit..........to a moron like me. :-[
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Re: RSS Feeds
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007, 19:22:09 »
You have got to know where to look on your screen.  On IE you will find it at the bottom left of the window.......down where it says "Done" right now.......move your cursor over the links and they will show up in that location.
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Re: RSS Feeds
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2007, 19:27:41 »
Mike, perfect.  Thanks!

George, I tried to grab the rss url from there, but it appeared to always point to a generic forums-wide feed.
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Re: RSS Feeds
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2007, 19:32:31 »
Mike, perfect.  Thanks!

George, I tried to grab the rss url from there, but it appeared to always point to a generic forums-wide feed.

That only lets you visually see the address to the link you are hovering over.  If you click the link then you will go to it.  If you move off the link, that address will disapear or change to a new one if you have moved over another link.  That way, if you know what links you are looking for/recognize the address you can quickly scan a page for the links that you want without actually clicking on them and going to them.
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Re: RSS Feeds
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2007, 19:40:42 »
I think Technetium is referring to the "builtin" RSS feeds. On Firefox you get a little orange icon in the URL bar but it isn't context specific, it always points to the generic RSS feed for the whole site. You need to create a link as above to get a manual RSS feed for a single board, which is unfortunately a manual process.