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    RSS Feeds

    First of all, for those not familiar with RSS, here is a great article about it. I went ahead and added a few new RSS feeds as follows:I've also update the site's code to allow Firefox users to easily add these feeds to their live bookmarks by clicking this icon in the bottom right corner of their Firefox browser window. I know their are a number of RSS fans here so I hope you find these useful. For those AZ members that have their own Web sites, feel free to use these feeds to display the syndicated content if you wish. Enjoy!

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    BTW, here are few portals where you can add content modules using RSS feeds:

    http://www.google.com/ig
    http://my.yahoo.com/
    http://my.msn.com/

    I'm sure there are several others.
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    Great, thanks! I could be in the minority, so it's just one person's suggestion, but does anyone else thing it might be better to have it display fewer articles? Especially as the season goes on and posts become more popular. It seems that most RSS feeds I use display around the most recent 15. In any case, thanks!
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    Yeah - perhaps 50 is a bit much, but I thought that was more of a function of the reader to display the last X items...?
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    Snow conditions RSS Feeds!

    Now that Snocountry is pushing out data feeds for snow conditions, I've set up an RSS feed for each state:

    http://skiing.alpinezone.com/reports.htm (click on XML link)

    In each item's description, I've included surface conditions, number of trails open and number of lifts open. Bretton Woods and Woodbury are both reporting so you can see how it will be displayed by looking at the New Hampshire and Connecticut feeds. Clicking the resort link in the feed will bring up the report with more detail.

    Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg
    Yeah - perhaps 50 is a bit much, but I thought that was more of a function of the reader to display the last X items...?
    FYI...here's a link I saw on how to limit the number of live bookmarks that are displayed on Firefox. The file modification's a bit of a pain, but it seems to work.

    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=314497

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg
    Yeah - perhaps 50 is a bit much, but I thought that was more of a function of the reader to display the last X items...?
    I normally just use Firefox's live bookmarks as opposed to an RSS reader (though I occasionally use Sage within Firefox), and it seems that different feeds have different numbers of items, and I know I haven't set anything. I quickly looked on the properties of one of my feeds in the live bookmark and in Sage, and didn't see how I could choose the # of items, but perhaps I missed it. In any case, it's not a crucial thing.
    -Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg
    Yeah - perhaps 50 is a bit much, but I thought that was more of a function of the reader to display the last X items...?
    FYI...here's a link I saw on how to limit the number of live bookmarks that are displayed on Firefox. The file modification's a bit of a pain, but it seems to work.

    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=314497

    Thanks, I'll have a look.
    -Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcyanks1
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg
    Yeah - perhaps 50 is a bit much, but I thought that was more of a function of the reader to display the last X items...?
    I normally just use Firefox's live bookmarks as opposed to an RSS reader (though I occasionally use Sage within Firefox), and it seems that different feeds have different numbers of items, and I know I haven't set anything. I quickly looked on the properties of one of my feeds in the live bookmark and in Sage, and didn't see how I could choose the # of items, but perhaps I missed it. In any case, it's not a crucial thing.
    I hear ya. Perhaps 50 is a bit much. I suppose I should aim for the number of items that one would expect on any given day. Probably something like 25 is more reasonable for both new forum threads as well as news articles. Just be sure to check every day!

    I'm working on listing all the feeds on one page. I'll post something shortly about that.
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    I went ahead and created a single page that lists all the RSS feeds available as well as a few links to pages that discuss RSS and how/why to use it:

    http://rss.alpinezone.com/
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