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edzard

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« on: February 11, 2007, 04:30:50 PM »
Blaine, (Jack) thanks for the enjoyable picture show..!
I think I sorta get the drift, but what is a RSS feed..
Who would be likely to have one?
(posted here, since I can not reply to enquire to your advisement of the RSS feed post)
       thanks...        edzard

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Re: RSS feed
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 07:46:22 PM »
RSS is an acronym for "Really Simple Syndication."

It's a way that you can "subscribe" to a list of the latest posts on this and other boards and select them via their headline link.

Here's the explanation posted on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspaper site (I'm that site's webmaster -- my "real" job) http://starbulletin.com/rss/

Aloha,

Blaine

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Re: RSS feed
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 08:08:08 PM »
Yes, thanks Blaine for the slideshow..... but Blaine,  you didn't use 'Midnight in Moscow' as accompaniment  -- why ? 

Kidding aside, I like that music -- it reminds me of a similar shingetsu style CD I have by Tadashi Tajima --- very soothing.

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Re: RSS feed
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2007, 01:11:11 AM »
I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with the Japanese garden family or art, nor am I familar with "Midnight in Moscow," and I am sooo sorry, but the joke went completely over my head!! (It sounds funny, but I'm clueless!)

The reason I chose that music has to do with the "creative commons license" which I linked to at the bottom of the screen. What that means is that we may use his music without compensation as long as we link to the license and to the web site where I got it. It's a copyright thing.


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Re: RSS feed
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007, 02:25:12 AM »
 :D No worries, Blaine

'Midnight in Moscow' is a very lively, catchy tune -- and the joke (I guess) is the incongruity if it were to be used in conjunction with those images...

Your choice, on the other hand, of the plaintive sounds of the Japanese flute was a perfect choice...

This is the CD I mentioned -- very similar to what you chose, and perfect for those special meditative moments .. in case anyone is interested




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Re: RSS feed
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2007, 01:43:51 PM »
Blaine/Mike,

Quoted from Admin post.

This bulletin board system can generate RSS feeds for your RSS reader, if you wish to use one to keep up with the latest posts.

This url will give you the 20 latest posts on myjapanesegarden.org

http://www.myjapanesegarden.org/talk/index.php?action=.xml;sa=recent;limit=20;type=rss2

Simply copy the url into your RSS reader and it will keep itself up to date.



Would it be possible to modify the URL of the RSS feed so that we could include our userid? I.E. ;userid=gregoryjohn   When a userid is found in the URL the RSS feed would be modified to only generate the items 'unread since last visit', otherwise it would function as decribed above.

Just a suggestion,
Greg



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Re: RSS feed
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2007, 11:24:01 PM »
Here is a link to the board software's help site, specifically to the discussion of RSS feeds. They get in-depth with what you can do with the urls to customize the RSS results.

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=25009.msg198119#msg198119

Unfortunately, I did spy this on that page:

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Currently there is no XML/RSS feed for unread posts. Sorry.

Blaine