On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 16:58:47 +0100, Roy Schestowitz <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ignoramus27036 wrote:
>> On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 15:36:10 GMT, Big Bill <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Roy, what good does it do you that more and more people subscribe to
>>> your site? I'm looking for specifics here (pretty please) as I think
>>> there are distinctions which mean that RSS is simply inappropriate for
>>> a lot of people who are over-enthusiastically embracing it - paying
>>> for being told how to use it, too.
>> My main goal of having RSS on algebra.com is that
>> 1) free registered tutors would be subscribed to the feed of unsolved
>> problems, and therefore will be able to pick more problems and solve
>> them sooner. Solving problems on my site is addictive.
>> 2) students would be subscribed to the feed of solved problems,
>> perhaps they will learn something from solved problems.
>> 3) Regular users would be apprised of my changes in a regular fashion.
>> These are not typical "opinion blog" or "tips and tricks" RSS feeds,
>> they are basically feeds of user content submissions.
>> Does it make any logical sense?
> I find feeds most useful in forums. Do you know the annoying habit of going
> round and round, back and forth looking for replies or new topics? In
> Igor's case, the same may apply in the form of solutions to problems and
> new problems respectively. Feeds will be a _huge_ selling point assuming
> users know how to use them. You might want to include a short
> feeds-oriented FAQ section. I know I have.
I will do that. I will also write a little module for generating a
small HTML box with news headlines from the Algebra.Com Site Updates