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#1 2019-08-28 19:52:13

Eric Storm
Pub Owner
From: New Port Richey, FL
Registered: 2006-09-12
Posts: 4407
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A question for the users...

Hey, everyone.

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
4 posts to the message board
1 private message
Donations so far this month: $585 (of $700 goal)

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...)

Eric Storm


Please Remember:  The right to Freedom of Speech does not carry the proviso, "As long as it doesn't upset anyone."  The US Constitution does not grant you the right to not be offended.  If you don't like what someone's saying... IGNORE THEM.
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#2 2019-08-29 02:30:22

Jefferson
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From: East Coast, USA
Registered: 2006-12-03
Posts: 407

Re: A question for the users...

I believe I still use an RSS feed. I use a program called Feedly to get my news each morning.


Women have boyfriends and girlfriends. If you’re not fucking her, you’re her girlfriend.

-  Rollo Tomassi.
Author of "The Rational Male."

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#3 2019-08-30 14:49:31

HendrixMorton
Inebriated
Registered: 2017-08-04
Posts: 18

Re: A question for the users...

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...

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#4 2019-08-30 19:45:20

Eric Storm
Pub Owner
From: New Port Richey, FL
Registered: 2006-09-12
Posts: 4407
Website

Re: A question for the users...

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


Please Remember:  The right to Freedom of Speech does not carry the proviso, "As long as it doesn't upset anyone."  The US Constitution does not grant you the right to not be offended.  If you don't like what someone's saying... IGNORE THEM.
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Please don't be an asshole to me, because then I'll have to be an asshole to you... and I'm MUCH better at being an asshole than you are.

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#5 2019-08-31 01:52:53

fathertyme
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From: Second star to the right
Registered: 2009-02-18
Posts: 88

Re: A question for the users...

Eric Storm wrote:

"You'll use what we give you and like it!  And no back talk!"

Eric Storm

Dad?

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#6 2019-08-31 04:33:11

Eric Storm
Pub Owner
From: New Port Richey, FL
Registered: 2006-09-12
Posts: 4407
Website

Re: A question for the users...

"I am your father now, Calvin." - Jake Preston "Fire Birds"* 

Eric Storm


* Possibly paraphrased.  He might have said "mother", but that doesn't fit this scenario.


Please Remember:  The right to Freedom of Speech does not carry the proviso, "As long as it doesn't upset anyone."  The US Constitution does not grant you the right to not be offended.  If you don't like what someone's saying... IGNORE THEM.
----
Please don't be an asshole to me, because then I'll have to be an asshole to you... and I'm MUCH better at being an asshole than you are.

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