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sc02grandam
03-15-2005, 07:26 PM
it would be really cool if you guys had a RSS feed to show new threads or posts

for those who dont know what rss is

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/live-bookmarks.html

Rich
03-15-2005, 07:30 PM
isnt that like the new posts button?

sc02grandam
03-15-2005, 07:52 PM
sort of... but you dont have to be at gagt.com to see them.. you can be at any other website heres a screen shot of the rss feed from bbc and btefnet (area boxed in red):

http://www.ece.ualberta.ca/~waheed/car/random/screenshot.JPG

what it does is it scrolls from right to left.. the items shaded in pink are the newest items (released less than 15 min ago)

Rich
03-15-2005, 07:54 PM
lol that would be awesome. something for the true gagt.com junkie.

erimar77
03-15-2005, 08:10 PM
you can!!

go to the vBulletin admin control panel,
on the left click on vBulletin options
select "External Data Provider" in the settings list
click edit settings
then you can enable the rss and/or the xml syndication systems
click yes to which ones you want to enable, then click save

Enabling this option will allow people to receive a feed of the latest threads in specific forum(s). This may be included into a webpage or RSS reader to provide an automatically updated latest threads display.

sc02grandam
03-15-2005, 08:19 PM
where is the vbulletin admin control panel??? i cant find it?

erimar77
03-15-2005, 08:28 PM
where is the vbulletin admin control panel??? i cant find it?

because you have to be an admin to see it

sc02grandam
03-15-2005, 08:29 PM
ohhh lol ive spent the last 20 min searching for it

erimar77
03-15-2005, 08:33 PM
pm iceman or one of the mods/admins, i'm sure they can either enable it, or let us know why they don't want it enabled. "because" is a good answer too....why?... because they pay the bills

badboy2451
03-15-2005, 09:04 PM
sucks to live where you are...that weather looks ridiculous lol

sc02grandam
03-15-2005, 09:09 PM
sucks to live where you are...that weather looks ridiculous lol

you get used to it lol

GAGTSCTGuy
03-16-2005, 03:53 AM
An RSS feed would be really nice, it would probably cut down bandwidth usage for the site if people use it.

Jeremy
03-16-2005, 07:17 AM
you can!!

go to the vBulletin admin control panel,
on the left click on vBulletin options
select "External Data Provider" in the settings list
click edit settings
then you can enable the rss and/or the xml syndication systems
click yes to which ones you want to enable, then click save




RSS turned on.

GAGTSCTGuy
03-16-2005, 08:44 AM
Does anyone know what the link is?

erimar77
03-16-2005, 10:52 AM
Here's the link http://grandamgt.com/forum/external.php?type=RSS2

erimar77
03-16-2005, 11:23 AM
here's a screenshot of it in action

i believe it only captures the posts that are available to guests, so the "anything goes" forum won't be shown

sc02grandam
03-16-2005, 12:20 PM
thats awesome.. thanks guys

badboy2451
03-16-2005, 12:26 PM
ok i need help...how do i get this to work on my firefoX??? the webiste says that i need the little icon on the bottom of my page but its not showing up for me

sc02grandam
03-16-2005, 12:39 PM
1. copy the link given above
2. goto manage bookmarks
3. goto file>>new live bookmark
4. paste the link into live feed location
5. save the live bookmark on the bookmarks toolbar folder

badboy2451
03-16-2005, 12:54 PM
gracis


edit: how do i get it to refresh automatically??? obviously there has been some new posts and its still stuck on the same ones that were there when i loaded it