Following up on the recent discussion on how to better stay informed about recently posted ed2k links, I have added a new Atom Feed called "Recent ed2k links" to the site. It is similar to the other Atom Feeds we already have, with the main difference being that it only contains recently added posts from the Movies, TV, Games and Software sections that contain at least one ed2k link.
You can access the feed either directly through your browser (if your browser supports Atom/RSS feeds) or via this URL:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/StfRecentEd ... format=xml
You can add this feed to your favourite RSS reader and thus stay informed about new posts that contain ed2k links.
Apart from browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer, other popular RSS readers include:
RSS Owl: http://www.rssowl.org/
There are also ways to add this feed to your favourite web-based services:
Some things to be aware of:
- The feed refreshes about every 5 minutes. If you decide to use some sort of automatic refresh for this feed, set it to "every 5 minutes", preferrably even less often. Refreshing the feed more often simply doesn't make any sense. I will also be monitoring usage of all our feeds. If I see any abuse of the feeds we have installed, they will all go the way of the Dodo. If you abuse it, you lose it.
- The feed contains (most of) the post contents and the ed2k links themselves. To visit the post in all its glory, simply follow the link back to STF. Your RSS reader/browser should make it quite simple to do this. After all, we still want you to visit our forum, perhaps to leave a "thank you" for the poster.
- There are situations where this feed will miss a post containing ed2k links. One such case would be, if the post with the ed2k link was added after the last feed refresh and then was edited (e.g. by a moderator) before the next refresh. This could potentially happen in the TV and Anime sections, where the topics are heavily moderated to keep them tidy. Another (less likely) situation is when more posts with ed2k links are added for a given forum between 2 refreshes than the feed is configured to look for. The current configuration is set at 10 posts per forum section.
So please feel free to subscribe to this new feed. Any feedback is welcome.
STF Forum Administrator