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Dumitru Postoronca
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Joined: May 06, 2008
Posts: 46
Hello,

I would like to report an issue related to forum RSS feeds.
To make a small introduction, I joined your site a year ago and right now I am studying for the SCWCD certification. Since I started studying, I thought a few times about how helpful for me it would be to contribute to the SCWCD forum (help others and also help myself), but coming here every day to check for new posts is not what I hoped for, what I wanted was the RSS feeds feature to be avaible for each forum.

The problem is that everytime when I entered the scwcd forum page, there was no "RSS Feeds" icon in the Firefox search bar. I somehow missed the forums list page where you can get the RSS feed for a specific forum. The problem is that I haven't contributed anything for one year because I never thought to look for a link somewhere else but the specific page I want to monitor.

I think it's a convention to have rss feeds "advertised" in the meta tags of that page, so that the browser can inform the user of this option.

I am now subscribed to your feeds, but it's a pity it had to happen so late.


Please put a meta tag so that others don't suffer as I did

Thank you.
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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While this is something we can consider adding, I'd also advise to keep looking (not just here, on other sites as well) for the icon, which is an even more standard way to advertise RSS feeds. We've had those for a couple of years now, even with the previous forum software.


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Dumitru Postoronca
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Joined: May 06, 2008
Posts: 46
Ulf Dittmer wrote: keep looking (not just here, on other sites as well) for the icon, which is an even more standard way to advertise RSS feeds.


I agree with you that this is the RSS icon , my point was about the fact that the feed wasn't placed with the page that showed the same content in HTML.

Most browsers have a Feed Auto-Discovery function built-in. It works if you have feeds in your meta tags. I have attached the screenshots from Firefox & IE that show this functionality:
Firefox


IE


Ulf Dittmer
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This has now been implemented.
 
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