Our test RSS feed (on the discussion board) appears to be working, which is nice to see, so please feel free to start using it, and add suggestions below for parts of the website you want a feed on.
The first I’ll be working on is new artists, galleries and exhibitions being added to the website.
For those of you who don’t know what an RSS feed is or is used for, in short, people use it so that they can find out what updates have happened to a website without actually going to that website. (syndicatists will bite my ear off over the simplification of the usage, but that’s enough of an explanation for the context of this website).
If you’d like to learn more, see the wikipedia entry on RSS here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rss
I use the Firefox plugin called ‘sage’ to read my RSS feeds, it works well on osx and winxp. If you use firefox you can install Sage here https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/77
An excellent arts RSS feed is We Make Money Not Art at http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/
If you like to use Feedburner, you can find the discussion feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/ArtabaseDiscussions
Few more feeds up.
Details here http://artabase.net/public/feed_me
It’s been mentioned that a local rss feed would be good. What do you want in it?
My first thoughts are a feed for openings tonight in your town, and a separate feed for exhibitions which are open today in your town?
is there any chance you could make an rss feed for the ‘opportunities’ section? i’d be interested to subscribe but i prefer rss as a way to deal with this kind of information (i try and keep my email inbox as empty as possible).
Thanks for the great suggestion Mike, we’re looking in to this.
We chose email for the opps because some people like to treat their inbox like a to-do list, so if one is going to apply for an opp, keeping the opp in the inbox can be a good reminder to get it done.
But I understand info-overload, and wanting to keep a zen inbox is a big part of that!
ok, the lovely folk down at railsplayground just installed a nifty perl script for Mailman that was sitting in sourceforge
here are the links to the rss feeds for the Elists
the uk and us aren’t working at the moment, but I believe that’s because there hasn’t been any content for this month yet.
We’ve updated the RSS feeds so they are going through feedburner.
The old RSS addresses are being put through a redirect, so they should still work, however unfortunately some don’t update in your feedreader. For instance, if you are using Sage, it will look like we don’t have any updates when we do.
The best way around this is to replace your old RSS address with the new one.
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