RSS for PMs

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by psychofreak, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Instead of checking Facebook every 2 seconds, I have RSS for my notifications. Is there any chance of adding support for RSS notifications for PMs on MacRumors?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I like the idea but would this work for you? I don't know how many PMs you get though.
     

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  3. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    Nope, I check e-mail much less than I check MR.

    I get a few PMs, and I like to know about them asap (often a PM is something someone wants answered now)
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    How many times do you refresh a Macrumors page? I get notifications of new PMs from the pop up. To be honest I've found IM services to be much better then posting or sending a PM.

    Not to mention the staff appreciates it when you don't turn a thread into an IM session.
     
  5. arn macrumors god

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    I don't believe RSS supports login authentication, so it can't be done.

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  6. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    I just assumed that it would because of Facebook. Oh well...thanks for the response :)
     
  7. arn macrumors god

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    hmm... how does facebook do it? My understanding is that RSS feeds were public. But I may be wrong about it.

    I suppose if the alerts were just generic. like "New PM", then it could work. Then anyone else could know when you got new PMs but couldn't read them.

    arn
     
  8. szark macrumors 68030

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    Actually, there are quite a few RSS feeds out there which require authentication, such as Gmail's inbox RSS feed (actually, an Atom feed).

    Most RSS readers support either HTTPS/SSL or HTTP Authentication.

    So it's definitely possible to have a private RSS feed.
     
  9. c:\windows macrumors member

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    I would LOVE rss feeds. The current interface is a pain to use, so 1990's.
     

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