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kwaanens
November 16th, 2006, 05:48 PM
I've been using ubuntuforums RSS-feeds for quite some time. However, there are a lot of uninteresting stuff there, and there are *a lot* of posts. For instance there is stuff written in Tamil posted on the Indian local team sub-forum. Thunderbird can't even read the title properly, and it just fills up my mailboxes.
My proposition:
Set up more RSS-feeds. One way to do this can be to make a division like so:
- Ubuntu Release Assistance
- 3rd Party Projects (maybe split that up as well?)
- Community discussions (as I understand it, all local community discussions get their own RSS-feed already)
(See front page og ubuntuforums.org for the list.)

That way, people can choose for themselves, what to get.

I want to subscribe to just "Ubuntu Release Assistance", a lot of stuff is going on in Community cafe and other places, but I really have no interest in being fed all that stuff. If I want to have a look, I'll see for myself.

Also (or, if this is not possible), I'd like the idea that each feed item title gets an initial comment that indicates which forum it has been posted in. At least, then I can set up filters.

- Ketil

ubuntu-geek
November 16th, 2006, 10:36 PM
Sure you can already do that. I guess maybe the RSS icon isn't big enough, I'll work on that. But in the mean time you can goto any forum and get the RSS for just that forum if you wish.

For example, if you want only the RSS from the Beginners area go here
http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=73 and next to "Search this Forum" there is an orange RSS icon.

You can use that for any forum.

kwaanens
November 17th, 2006, 09:09 AM
True in theory, but if you look at http://ubuntuforums.org/external.php?type=RSS2&forumids=130 there is nothing there, and that's supposed to be the Ubuntu Release Assistance feed.
The feed for this subforum does work: http://ubuntuforums.org/external.php?type=RSS2&forumids=48

So from what I can tell, the feature is only sort of there. I'd like to be able to get a feed of 2nd level stuff, like "Ubuntu Release Assistance".

- Ketil