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Just doing some thinking about the future site, and I had a question:
Does ANYONE still use RSS readers anymore?
I'm trying to find a good mechanism for allowing people to know what updates have happened to the site without them having to visit the main page. So, it could say something like:
The Woodward Academy, Year 8 - Chapter 4: September [PRM] - posted
The Woodward Academy, Year 7 - Chapter 10: March - updated
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Or something to that effect. I wanted to allow people to personalize their notification, which I can do with an RSS feed... but if no one's using RSS feeds anymore, than that's pointless.
Any thoughts on the best way to provide people with this information? I want to avoid email; I don't know if GoDaddy would get pissy about me sending out a few hundred/thousand emails a day. (Actually, I'm pretty sure they WOULD get pissy if it stretched into the thousands a day...)
I believe I still use an RSS feed. I use a program called Feedly to get my news each morning.
Definitely still use RSS...Just wish the Firefox guys hadn't killed the Live Bookmarks RSS feature...That worked really nice, so of course they butchered it...
Yes, I'm aware. It's one of many reasons I finally gave up on Firefox. I really don't like Chrome, but Firefox has turned itself into the IE of the 2010's: "You'll use what we give you and like it! And no back talk!"
Eric Storm wrote:
"You'll use what we give you and like it! And no back talk!"
"I am your father now, Calvin." - Jake Preston "Fire Birds"*
* Possibly paraphrased. He might have said "mother", but that doesn't fit this scenario.
Firefox is really that bad nowadays? Man, how the mighty have fallen...
Firefux has regularly disabled features, and has hidden the ability to re-enable them deep inside the about:config page. Some features have disappeared entirely.
And then they wiped out an entire class of extensions, in favor of the "Web Extensions" standard. This eliminated some of Firefox's most popular extensions, such as DownThemAll. And mind you, W.E. does not have the functionality - by design - of the old extensions. For instance, Video Download Helper requires an external helper app now, rather than the extension being able to save files by itself. It's all supposedly in the name of security.
Firefox used to be the "power user" browser: you didn't use it unless you knew something about what you were doing online. Now they're joining the Nanny Browser crowd: WE think what you're about to do is a bad idea, so we're not going to let you do it.