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Do people use RSS? Should Fluther have it?

Asked by gsiener (438points) November 13th, 2006
RSS is a protocol that allows for "subscribing" to web pages and automatically getting the latest updates?
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maggiesmom1's avatar
I love RSS and use it to follow all the blogs I love to read. I'd love to have RSS for Fluther.
williamsburger's avatar
Fluther should definitely have RSS (or Atom, it doesn't really matter).
dstowell's avatar
I might sign up for a question's RSS feed if it promises to be meaty. More likely I'd rather get e-mail updates when somebody responds to a question I'm interested in. The great thing about RSS is that you can set up a feed and let people worry about whether they want to subscribe to it or not (which has gotten easier with FF 2.0). E-mail updates would require subscribe/unsubscribe functionality.
evanthomaspaul's avatar
More often people are replacing email list serves with RSS feeds so they don't get a cluttered in-box. Just tonight I heard someone make the pitch to a large group to not create another list serve and to use an RSS feed instead.
andrew's avatar
Duly noted. Also, don't forget that you can also get IM notifications on questions that you ask. Well, at least when the notify server is working.
Deaner3D's avatar
Yes, and yes. Very good idea.

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