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    wkempf

    I've been out of action for a while.  Extended vacation with no internet access, and then extremely busy at work catching up.  So maybe I'm being stupid.  Maybe there was some announcement I missed.  I don't know.

    But what the heck happened to the RSS feed?

    Since getting back from that extended vacation, the feed has been EXTREMELY quite.  I didn't have time to investigate until this morning.  Now, when checking out the feed directly, there's simply hardly anything in it.  Most significantly, the Coffee House and other forums are NOT included in the feed at all.  So my first thought was maybe the feed was broken up.  However, the "Subscribe" icon on the Cofeehouse page leads to the same main feed, and I can find no otehr obvious links to different feeds.

    What am I missing?

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    littleguru

    Check out the coffeehouse feed: http://channel9.msdn.com/forums/Coffeehouse/RSS/
    Or this thread's comments feed: http://channel9.msdn.com/forums/Coffeehouse/415206-Channel-9-RSS-Feed/RSS/

    You get the picture? Add RSS to the URL and you get the RSS for it.

    Edit: In IE I get a list of available feeds for the current shown page by clicking on the small arrow pointing down near the RSS button of the browser.

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    wkempf

    littleguru said:
    Check out the coffeehouse feed: http://channel9.msdn.com/forums/Coffeehouse/RSS/
    Or this thread's comments feed: http://channel9.msdn.com/forums/Coffeehouse/415206-Channel-9-RSS-Feed/RSS/

    You get the picture? Add RSS to the URL and you get the RSS for it.

    Edit: In IE I get a list of available feeds for the current shown page by clicking on the small arrow pointing down near the RSS button of the browser.
    OK, then there's two things to complain about:

    1.  Why the change?  I can live with multiple feeds, but preferred a single master.  If C9 adds a new forum, I'm not likely to catch that, since I don't go to the C9 website directly very often.

    2.  This HAS to be made visible on the web.  Embedded meta tags work great for auto-discovery, but not all users understand that, and even some who do can become confused when there's one visible RSS icon that doesn't subscribe to what's being viewed.  After all, I've coded the darn tags more times than I can count, and I still didn't think to check for them in this case.  Bad web design.

    Thanks, though.  I'll start subscribing to the sub-feeds for now.  Hopefully my first complaint will be addresed, though, so I can go back to subscribing to one feed.

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    TommyCarlier

    wkempf said:
    littleguru said:
    *snip*
    OK, then there's two things to complain about:

    1.  Why the change?  I can live with multiple feeds, but preferred a single master.  If C9 adds a new forum, I'm not likely to catch that, since I don't go to the C9 website directly very often.

    2.  This HAS to be made visible on the web.  Embedded meta tags work great for auto-discovery, but not all users understand that, and even some who do can become confused when there's one visible RSS icon that doesn't subscribe to what's being viewed.  After all, I've coded the darn tags more times than I can count, and I still didn't think to check for them in this case.  Bad web design.

    Thanks, though.  I'll start subscribing to the sub-feeds for now.  Hopefully my first complaint will be addresed, though, so I can go back to subscribing to one feed.
    To get 1 feed, use http://channel9.msdn.com/forums/RSS/

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    wkempf

    TommyCarlier said:
    wkempf said:
    *snip*
    To get 1 feed, use http://channel9.msdn.com/forums/RSS/
    Handy to know.  But that's still 2 feeds, not 1.  It mostly addresses my concern, though, so I won't complain too loudly.

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