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Re: RSS Autodiscovery

  • Subject: Re: RSS Autodiscovery
  • From: Ignoramus27036 <ignoramus27036@NOSPAM.27036.invalid>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 20:04:01 GMT
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On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 19:37:20 GMT, Big Bill <kruse@cityscape.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 15:37:59 GMT, Ignoramus27036
><ignoramus27036@NOSPAM.27036.invalid> wrote:
>>On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 15:36:10 GMT, Big Bill <kruse@cityscape.co.uk> 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 inappopriate 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.
> To a degree then you have an interactive site.

I would say so:)

Almost everything is interactive, there are interactive solvers, math
cartoons, CMS for problems/solutions, CMS for lessons and solvers etc.

>>2) students would be subscribed to the feed of solved problems,
>>perhaps they will learn something from solved problems.
> Yeah, I can see that.
>>3) Regular users would be apprised of my changes in a regular fashion.
> Which assumes that you make regular changes, as a lot don't.

I agree. I will try to keep making changes.

>>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?
> Yes, the way you do it, absolutely. I started doing an seo feed about
> my site, what I did today kind of thing, but it takes up way too much
> time so I abandoned it.

Understood. Here, the source of feed, really, is contributions by

> I do a sporadic funny RSS/blog and I'm starting to do a thoughts-type
> RSS but haven't got round to it. I've been doing this to familiarise
> myself with the technology more than anything. It's quite fun though.
> But I read all these articles where sales peope bang on about RSS
> feeds is your passport to success in the engines, funny enough like
> blogs used to be and Goog's XML feed is becoming, hah-hah, and I just
> see people being bamboozled. Just what the seo industry needs, really.

Bamboozling has been a feature of computer advice industry for a long
time, I agree.


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