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Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Daniel Lacroix » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:59 pm

Hi Albert,

I am checking the RSS feed regularly and it would be helpful to know from which group the post is coming from.

Like adding a
WD for Web Development Talk
CSE for CSE HTML Validator
TS for TopStyle
for example.

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Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Lou » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:35 pm

Daniel,
I think you need to check the settings on your RSS monitor.
I also use the RSS feed to monitor postings here and my RSS ticker tape does just what you suggest. For example:

General Web Development | Adding a label to RSS posts cat...
Technical Support | Re: Vanishes from desktop again
Bug Report | Re: TopStyle4 hangs right mouse ...

etc.
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Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Albert Wiersch » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:41 pm

Hi Daniel,

Yes, Lou is right... the feed items should start with the forum name. If they are not, then could you supply the exact RSS feed url you are using?
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Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Lou » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:40 pm

Albert,
Looking at my RSS links I found 2 that are relevant. The second one, with parameter mode=newposts does not seem to pass the forum name.

Been a while sense I look at that area of phpBB but of course it can be changed. the question is how hard it is to do.

http://www.htmlvalidator.com/CSEForum/rss.php

http://www.htmlvalidator.com/CSEForum/r ... e=newposts
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Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Lou » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:41 pm

Lou wrote:Albert,
Looking at my RSS links I found 2 that are relevant. The second one, with parameter mode=newposts does not seem to pass the forum name.

Been a while sense I look at that area of phpBB but of course it can be changed. the question is how hard it is to do.

http://www{dot}htmlvalidator{dot}com/CSEForum/rss{dot}php

http://www{dot}htmlvalidator{dot}com/CSEForum/rss{dot}php?mode=newposts
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Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Albert Wiersch » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:06 pm

Thanks Lou. Looks like you're right. That mode does not show the specific forum the topic is posted under. I checked the forum settings and it doesn't look like it can be changed there so it probably requires some type of code change or 'hack'. I'm not sure why they designed it that way (one does and one doesn't pass the forum name).
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Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Daniel Lacroix » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:18 pm

Albert,

I am using this URL http://www.htmlvalidator.com/CSEForum/rss.php directly in the web browser.

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Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Albert Wiersch » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:15 pm

Daniel Lacroix wrote:I am using this URL http://www.htmlvalidator.com/CSEForum/rss.php directly in the web browser.
Thanks. When I pull that it, it shows the forum the topics are in, like in "General Web Development | Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories". That's using Firefox.

When I pull it up in IE, it even shows a "Filter by category" option that lets me filter by the forum. I can filter by "General Web Development" and other forums.

Is it not doing it for you? What browser are you using? This seems strange.
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Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Daniel Lacroix » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:37 am

Albert,

It does exactly has your are saying.

The problem here is that you have 2 BETA Discussion category, one in CSE and one in TS.
Also the Category Bug Reports relates to TS, while for CSE it would be under Technical Support.

It happen on a few occasions. that I was looking at the entry in Bug Reports and realizing it was a TS post.

Essentially, my comment was to get better naming to uniquely identify each Forum-Category headings.

I guess you could have 3 different feeds, but I would prefer having to look at only one.

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Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Albert Wiersch » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:25 am

Daniel,

That makes sense & I understand now. I think the simplest way to resolve this would be to rename some forums, like the BETA forums to "CSE BETA Talk" and the TopStyle one to "TopStyle BETA Talk", or something like that. Would that help?
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Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Daniel Lacroix » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:37 pm

Yes ALbert, it would help.

Adding CSE to 2 entries in the CSE forum and adding TopStyle to 2 entires in the TopStyle forum would do it.

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Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Albert Wiersch » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:58 pm

Hi Daniel,

Great. I've made the changes in the forum names. It should be clear now.
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Re: Adding a label to RSS posts categories

Post by Daniel Lacroix » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:04 am

Thanks Albert.

It makes it more obvious which forum the posts are coming from.

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