Author Topic: Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds  (Read 11906 times)

Sean

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Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds
« on: October 20, 2006, 04:25:35 AM »
SMF has some RSS feed options that weren't previously available with phpBB. Feeds are now available by individual board, by topic, and for member registrations.

There is some talk of what RSS is (as well as some descriptions of the old phpBB setup) in this thread. Still confused about RSS? Have a look around.

Before we get into details, if you just want the basics, the simplest forum feed is the following:
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent or  (depending on your RSS reader)
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml;sa=recent

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Now getting a bit fancier...

The following is modified from a useful thread on the subject:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=25009.0

Recent Posts (displays the most recent posts that you can see)
"Sub-action": recent
Default: Shows 5 most recent posts
Available options:
limit=x - display the "x" most recent posts (if number is less than 5, it will display 5. If number is larger than 255, it will display 255).
board=y - display only the recent posts from board "y"
Example: http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent;board=12;limit=10

News (displays the first post from the most recent topics that you can see)
"Sub-action": news
Available options:
limit=x - display only "x" items
board=y - display only news topics from board "y"
Example: http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=news;board=12;limit=10

Members (displays most recent members)
"Sub-action": members
Available options:
limit=x - display only the "x" most recent members
Example: http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=members;limit=10

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Some more examples you may find useful:
View all posts on the forum, starting with the last 50:
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent;limit=50

View the last 10 posts from specific boards on the forum:
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent;board=10;limit=10 - I'm New
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent;board=11;limit=10 - General
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent;board=12;limit=10 - Tricks and Videos
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent;board=16;limit=10 - Technical
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent;board=17;limit=10 - VOTW
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent;board=18;limit=10 - Tutorials
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent;board=13;limit=10 - Gear
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent;board=14;limit=10 - Community and Events
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent;board=15;limit=10 - Policy and Feedback

View posts from a selection of boards only (for ex. from Tricks and Videos, VOTW, and Tutorials):
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;sa=recent;boards=12,17,18;limit=10

You can use these same addresses (without the type=rss2 part) to add XML feeds to a website.


iroQuai

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Re: Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2007, 11:58:42 AM »
You think it's possible to make a vodcast (video podcast) of the VotW-videos? Would be great to use with my ipod!

Thnx in advance :)

martijn

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Re: Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2007, 12:42:51 PM »
Now there's a useful suggestion! I think that won't be too hard to do with iTunes. I'll look into it, as soon as we have a new VotW ;)

iroQuai

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Re: Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2007, 11:25:04 PM »
hmm yeah I can imagine new VotW's are necessary for this idea... ;)

William

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Re: Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007, 08:26:46 AM »
I would absolutely thrive off iPod VotW's. Please do.
William - YouTube! "NO! If they're blue, you should not touch your nuts." - Aaro

Shaun

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Re: Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007, 08:37:48 AM »
It's easy to convert videos to your ipod, I do it all the time. Use Videora, and DVD Decrypter if you want DVDs on there.

martijn

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Re: Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007, 02:21:09 PM »
Yup, Videora is the way to go. I'm probably not gonna convert and upload an iPod version, you can convert it yourself ;)

William

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Re: Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2007, 08:30:54 AM »
Yeah its easy. But I'm lazy :P Less hassle if one does it than eight doing it :P
William - YouTube! "NO! If they're blue, you should not touch your nuts." - Aaro

iroQuai

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Re: Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2007, 11:54:32 AM »
exactly! and especially when it's a podcast, it'll sync with your ipod automatically! :) saves a lot of time and helps me to not forget to watch them :D

martijn

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Re: Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2007, 12:44:34 PM »
The VotW submitters can help me by submitting an iPod-ready video. If they do that, I've got no problems making it a video podcast.

Anyway, first we need submissions, don't we?

iroQuai

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Re: Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2008, 10:06:59 PM »
look at this! a D.ca VotW podcast link! click!

I found a way to make youtube podcasts! It's really easy with this site: http://vixy.net/podcaster/

Now you won't have to do all the work Martijn! :)

Sean

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Re: Diabolo.ca RSS Feeds
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2008, 02:52:13 AM »
Neat! Hmm, that link is dead for me. How about: http://vixy.net/podcaster/rss/adb3181015db078e3d3f037e7c502d3f   ?

If that doesn't work, everyone will have to make their own.
Got to http://vixy.net/podcaster/
Enter http://youtube.com/user/dcavotw
Select iTunes
Done.


 

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