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New Premium Feature: Check Your Noteboard Without Visiting wotmania wotmania - 14/04/2004 11:13:28 PM

So while I was in the air flying to Anaheim I put together a new premium feature for wotmania - the ability for folks to check for new notes on wotmania without actually visiting the site.

The idea here is that premium users can use an RSS program to check wotmania periodically for new notes without actually coming to the site. The RSS program looks for unread notes, and pulls a copy of the note to the person's computer and alerts them of the message. You can read the note in the RSS program, then head over to wotmania to reply to the note if you feel like it.

This is one of those premium features that comes about because it's something I know I would like for myself, and it seemed like it's something other people might like, too.

I plan on putting up a little introduction somewhere to RSS - what it is, how to use it, links to good RSS programs, etc. For now, though, just post questions here on the CMB and I'm sure folks will help answer any questions people might have.

To use the RSS Noteboard feed, just head to the Premium Options page. There's a new entry there that gives you an encrypted URL to copy/paste into your RSS program and access your notes remotely.

Enjoy!

PS - I've tested this using the RSS program I use (SharpReader), but I decided to skip my initial testing phase with a few guinea pigs... err... admins... If you run into troubles, let me know. It's likely this particular service will adapt and change a bit in the next week or two as I tweek things, but it's up and (as far as I know) working properly at the moment.

NOTE: Heh. I always wanted to edit one of Mike's posts. Anyway, just as a note since this is rather important, the feed address for you changes if you change your password. Ergo, your password is encrypted in your feed address. Don't give it out, and don't forget to update if you change your password.



wotmania
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Making Admins Dance for Over a Decade

This message was edited by §ol at 4/15/2004 12:16:43 PM.


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New Premium Feature: Check Your Noteboard Without Visiting wotmania - 14/04/2004 11:13:28 PM 725 Views
nice - 14/04/2004 11:16:55 PM 42 Views
Thank god. I hate actually coming to the site. - 14/04/2004 11:25:24 PM 95 Views
Is it actually useful? - 14/04/2004 11:26:09 PM 69 Views
Re: Is it actually useful? - 14/04/2004 11:30:53 PM 97 Views
That's what happened to all my notes to you... - 14/04/2004 11:36:17 PM 88 Views
SO am I!! *NM* - 15/04/2004 12:34:50 PM 15 Views
Bah, I've replied to you! *NM* - 15/04/2004 01:18:33 PM 12 Views
Bah, indeed... you're on his "Take it off!" list. *NM* - 15/04/2004 08:16:17 PM 10 Views
No! - 15/04/2004 01:18:11 PM 54 Views
Don't worry... none of those are from me. - 15/04/2004 08:15:25 PM 36 Views
Ya know, Mike... - 14/04/2004 11:31:52 PM 69 Views
Re: Ya know, Mike... - 15/04/2004 01:19:29 PM 35 Views
Royal Spam Service? - 14/04/2004 11:34:57 PM 70 Views
Please post your reply in the "wotmania groups" category. *NM* - 14/04/2004 11:37:22 PM 14 Views
Really Simple Syndication? - 14/04/2004 11:49:15 PM 56 Views
Re: Really Simple Syndication? - 15/04/2004 01:20:20 PM 34 Views
Whats to stop people giving the URL to others? - 15/04/2004 04:33:42 AM 58 Views
Re: Whats to stop people giving the URL to others? - 15/04/2004 09:13:09 AM 62 Views
Still... - 15/04/2004 10:17:28 AM 42 Views
Re: Still... - 15/04/2004 11:51:07 AM 46 Views
*nods* - 15/04/2004 01:58:16 PM 39 Views
Heh. *NM* - 15/04/2004 05:35:24 PM 11 Views
I don't get any notes - 15/04/2004 07:14:24 AM 27 Views
i'll send you one - 17/04/2004 03:39:34 PM 15 Views
Sweet! - 15/04/2004 08:51:17 AM 23 Views
Glitch or two - 15/04/2004 11:54:42 AM 41 Views
I'm getting a glitch too. - 15/04/2004 12:04:02 PM 34 Views
Hey, you're logging on now - 15/04/2004 12:13:11 PM 28 Views
Only to sign up for this... - 15/04/2004 12:29:14 PM 24 Views
And another glitch... - 15/04/2004 12:52:36 PM 31 Views
Re: And another glitch... - 15/04/2004 01:22:31 PM 36 Views
LOL! - 15/04/2004 01:24:56 PM 30 Views
Wow. - 15/04/2004 12:46:50 PM 31 Views
Coolness, that'll come in handy. *NM* - 15/04/2004 05:08:56 PM 9 Views
but, I never get notes... - 16/04/2004 08:23:46 AM 12 Views
Die - 16/04/2004 10:24:27 AM 23 Views
What's the point? - 16/04/2004 03:06:15 PM 28 Views
Re: What's the point? - 16/04/2004 03:47:10 PM 31 Views
It'll never work - do you hear me? Never! *NM* - 16/04/2004 07:03:02 PM 14 Views
Suckah! - 16/04/2004 07:48:37 PM 22 Views
You're weird. - 16/04/2004 10:55:39 PM 21 Views
I think it's to cut down on the stalking. - 16/04/2004 07:08:08 PM 25 Views
*stalks* - 18/04/2004 01:38:21 PM 20 Views
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oh, I see.... - 27/04/2004 02:20:15 AM 14 Views