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sorchard
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news feed

Post by sorchard »

I've just discovered this pretty much by accident so I don't know if it's common knowledge and I'm the last to find out but the link below works as a news feed for Thunderbird and presumably other feed readers:

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https://archive.worldofdragon.org/phpBB3/feed.php
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Re: news feed

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Hello Stewart,
how could I make it work with Thunderbird?
On Chrome it just shows as xml code ...
thanks in advance
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Re: news feed

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Hello Pere,

If you don't already have one, you first need to add a 'Feeds' account to your list of accounts. Then right-click on the account and select 'Subscribe...'. This should bring up a dialog where you can add a news feed.

Paste the link into the box 'Feed URL' then click 'Add'

I can send you some screen shots if that would help.
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Re: news feed

Post by pser1 »

Hi Stew,
not sure if what I have done is correct, but right now I a receiving 'messages'
see attached image ...
cheers
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Re: news feed

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That looks good to me Pere.

I notice you have two 'Proves' accounts. It should be possible to put all your feeds into one account if that is your preference.
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Re: news feed

Post by pser1 »

sorchard wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:08 pm That looks good to me Pere.

I notice you have two 'Proves' accounts. It should be possible to put all your feeds into one account if that is your preference.
right, Stewart, I have already deleted the very fisrt one.
Thanks a lot
pere
lcurtisboyle
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Re: news feed

Post by lcurtisboyle »

I didn't realize that there was an RSS feed for here, either (most people don't know that my Coco games site has one as well).
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Re: news feed

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lcurtisboyle wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:47 pm my Coco games site has one as well
I tried to subscribe but it looks like the xml could use some tlc to extend compatibility.

There's a feed validation service where you can paste a link to check for possible issues:

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https://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi
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Re: news feed

Post by lcurtisboyle »

That's odd... I haven't changed how any of that works in literally decades (and it works fine in my OSX Vienna newsreader). Remind me after the show tomorrow to try your validator - I am just heading off to bed. :-)
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Re: news feed

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lcurtisboyle wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:24 am it works fine in my OSX Vienna newsreader
It also works in feedly. I guess it's a case of Thunderbird being more fussy :)
Stew
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