So I have re-added the RSS tracker to this site.
Just click the RSS icon in your browser. Clicking the icon in a forum area will subscribe to the forum. Click the icon anywhere else will subscribe to the whole of Ishikawajets.
[If you don't see it subscribe to:
http://ishikawajets.j-talk.com/bb/feed/49/ (for a particular forum like general, see the f=49 in the address bar)
add ?c=20 to make it the last 20 posts etc.]
Two types of webusers:
1. Those who use RSS
2. Those who don't use RSS, and sometime in the future will say to themselves "I can't believe that I didn't use RSS"
If you've tried RSS and not found it very useful it's likely that your RSS reader is not very good. For example, the one built into Safari is not very good, but
For those of you who don't know about RSS:
RSS is a way to track changes to websites without actually visiting them. This might not seem very useful, but imagine that there are 20 or 30 websites that you find interesting. In order to find updates/articles or whatever you would have to visit them daily, and of course you will often find that they haven't changed and the result is often that you stop going because you can't be bother to keep track of all these sites.
RSS solves all these problems. With an RSS tracker (which is an app you download to your computer), you enter the RSS feeds of the sites that you like, and with one click it updates all the sites instantly showing the new articles - or it does an automatic check every 30 minutes or so. This is an example:
As you can see it lists recent topics at this forum. If none are of interest to my I just click 'Mark All As Read', and occasionally do a refresh of all the sites. For example, I can see that the site 'A List Apart' hasn't added anything since I last checked, so I don't need to visit.
What this means for J-Talk is that you can know exactly when a new topic has been posted without checking. Your desktop feeder will tell you, and there will be a link to it. You don't need to scan through all the categories etc, simply wait.
BBC has an explanation here.
I use NetNewsWire Lite (MacOSX).
There are bound to be dozens of good readers for Windows.