I just wanted to make a quick post to let everyone know that we’ve made some improvements to our RSS feed option on the message boards. For those not familiar with RSS it stands for “Really Simple Syndication” and is essentially a standard way to get feeds or updates from a website (learn more on wikipedia if you’re curious). For example, this is how the feed for the Graham message board appears on my iGoogle page:
We have an RSS feed for our message boards that we have recently improved. In the past it was difficult to see updated replies to message board posts through the RSS feed. We now send an update for each new message, whether it is a new original post or a reply. We’ve found that this has helped us stay up-to-date on the message boards we watch.
If you are interested in subscribing to the RSS feed for one of your favorite message boards, just click on the “Subscribe to RSS” link on the top of the message board.
For those who weren’t aware, you can also add a box to your homepage to show you updates to your favorite message boards. Just click the “Customize your homepage” link at the top right of the homepage to add this to your page.
We hope that this update has made it a better experience for those of you who use the RSS feature on the message boards.