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« on: November 18, 2005, 05:00:10 PM »
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Is there an rss feed for the 'what's new section' ?

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2005, 09:41:20 PM »
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Thanks for asking!

Michael, that means that they're asking you to blog so it will be 'syndicated' to their news readers.

Anyone else interested or using RSS readers primarily?
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2005, 09:54:29 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2005, 06:53:49 AM »
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yes.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2005, 07:58:46 AM »
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This has been asked for before, and I have to say that I'm not a big fan of RRS, and it's never seem to be worth the work.

I "only" have a couple of postings a week, and if people can't be bothered to checked the What's New page that often, then ........

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2005, 01:08:34 PM »
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It's not really a question of being bothered, more of praticality.

If i had to visit every web page for everything that interests me i'd be spending an enourmous amount of time doing it.

RSS combined with a great news reader, like netnewswire, provides invaluable way of keeping upto date.
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2005, 05:13:00 PM »
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I always thought that RSS was a great marketing tool - slip in the odd update on video journal releases, book or print releases, workshops, etc... and you can be assured that everyone gets the message at the earliest opportunity. Asking people to come back and check the web page is a recipe for someone to miss the important announcements as the skid down towards the bottom of the page.

But then if Michael isn't interested in effectively communicating with his market...
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2005, 06:28:36 PM »
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Call me old fashioned.

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2005, 07:53:21 PM »
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I don't blame you for not wanting to blog..., A lot of work for what I can't imagine would be enough return.  Those who are buying will buy.  Those who frequent the site get plenty of feedback from you on these boards and you share your travels, insight and such with plenty of frequency.  All that added work for a really specialized market  .  I think the site offers enough in itself than to add that addition, which again, in my opinion is not really needed with all that is offered here.  Your base visits often enough and I'm sure there is a legion of loyal devotees who pop in a few times a day to get the info and updates they need.  Then you have the semi-frequent visitor like myself who pops in a couple times a week, sometimes more, sometimes less, who can catch up pretty quick.  Besides, I can't imagine everything that is produced by this site is "must read" material for everyone.    

Heck I'm kind of amazed that at the traffic this site gets you don't take on advertisers.  By the way - it wouldn't bother me if you did.
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2005, 09:45:58 PM »
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Pro:  I use an RSS feed to check many sites already (many of which I don't consider blogs) so an RSS feed would be an added convenience.

Con:  The website content on Luminous Landscape updates only a couple times a week and I check the site at least daily anyway in order to keep up with posts in the forums, so it wouldn't help me very much.

On balance:  Why not add the RSS feed?  Some people will appreciate it and those who don't shouldn't mind.  It is becoming fairly standard and it doesn't seem to interfere with the normal operation of the website.  

Disclaimer: I don't have the technical knowledge to evaluate whether having an RSS feed poses a significant cost or burden.
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2005, 02:26:19 AM »
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It would only take a small amount of setup and change the input method for the what's new page.

I haven't yet looked into if I can get you guys a feed from the forum or not, I can look into that.
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2005, 02:28:17 AM »
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not wanting to blog..., A lot of work for what I can't imagine would be enough return.

I'll e-mail you a login to my blog so you can see the posting interface.  Its nearly identical to the forum...
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2005, 03:27:45 AM »
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This has been asked for before, and I have to say that I'm not a big fan of RRS, and it's never seem to be worth the work.

I "only" have a couple of postings a week, and if people can't be bothered to checked the What's New page that often, then ........

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Call me old fashioned.
My 2 cents:
I think Michael is right.
I'd comment in this way-
Sometimes going to FastFood is unavoidable or comes in handy,
but when going to "slow-food" old fashioned special quality Restaurants is another story...

I use RSS for other sites or other kind of news (and find it handy), but when I come to the LL site I like to check and peruse slowly the "What's New", then the "Home page" then the Forum, the articles and then back again just to be sure I haven't missed anything or simply to enjoy once more some image or past article (there are so many I want to taste again or not yet tasted). I don't need RSS for this site.
To me this is a special "old fashioned" slow food for amateurs.
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2005, 05:11:10 AM »
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The thing is... it's hardly any extra work at all even if you don't change the publishing method.

If you use a tool like http://www.rsspublisher.com/ the extra work is setting the date, subject, copy/paste of the text you've already written for the what's new page and uploading the file.
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2005, 06:32:04 AM »
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Not if you're a Mac user like me.

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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2005, 07:11:24 AM »
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For those with netwirenews you can simulate rss with

http://tadpol.org/articles/2005/01/10/htmltorss
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2005, 07:19:47 AM »
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Neil - Your blog is a nice setup - looks good, the whole thing and you are right - it doesn't look all that difficult if you know what you are doing but again it's another process of going through images and preparing them etc.., maybe it is maybe it isn't that time consuming but again, it's more time in front of the computer.  

Now here is the other issue - blogs are these personal journals for the most part.  Maybe I'm a more private person but I'm not interested in sharing my daily or semi-daily goings-on with the world.  Is Michael that interesting on a day to day basis?  Or does he even want to share his day to day musings?  Do enough people care?  I would hope not, I know I have many other things that I would rather do than,  I went to the store and I came up with an intersting angle for the Video Journal - here's a shot of the cashier as I buy bread, she seemed pleasant.  On my way home I thought about this VJ idea some more, then a ramble about the idea.  Here is the Stop where I decided that the idea was worth writing down.  Here is a shot of my desk where I wrote down the idea.  I then answered some calls and did some business.  While looking over my new 5D that arrived from Canon, see my review, I decided to run some action shots with it, so I took my dog out back and threw some frisbees, here are those shots.  Boy did we have fun.  Afterwards, I had a nice dinner with a great white wine my wife picked up.  It was a nice quiet evening.

Michael - I hope you don't blog.
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2005, 10:48:14 AM »
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Thank you, thank you, thank you Michael,

Thank you for providing me with a great forum at no cost.

When someone offers me a free ice cream cone I do not like to insist on a cherry on top but accept gratefully what is offered.  

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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2005, 11:18:29 AM »
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Thank you, thank you, thank you Michael,

Thank you for providing me with a great forum at no cost.

When someone offers me a free ice cream cone I do not like to insist on a cherry on top but accept gratefully what is offered.  

Robert
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Well said Robert!
For me, a RSS feed is non-essential for this website. I use feeds for news or other fast updating sites.
A member of the forums already provides a feed at this address:
[a href=\"http://www.gryffyn.com/cgi-bin/rss/LuminousLandscape.xml]www.gryffyn.com/cgi-bin/rss/LuminousLandscape.xml[/url]

But I've never found much use for it and always prefer to visit the "What's New" page directly.
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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2005, 11:56:08 AM »
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Where in the world is Howard Smith?

I miss him.

Michael very nice photo's from China,,Next time you going there let me know,,I hope you can take me with you..I know I need to pay...But is only money.

BlasR
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