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Re: st: http://feeds.feedburner.com/statalist
On May 2, 2006, at 8:51 AM, n j cox wrote:
However, when I look at http://feeds.feedburner.com/statalist all I
see now is a bundle of messages from 22 March 2006.
Yup, that's what I get too. I'm not familiar with FeedBurner's
setup, so I'm afraid I can't offer any suggestions.
Indeed, less, as I don't really understand what this was ever
supposed to offer that the archives don't.
For a subscribed member who has a mail client with a good interface
(e.g., with threading, filtering, and a flexible notification
mechanism), nothing. The only real benefits I can see would be for
(1) subscribed members who do not have a good email client and
therefore would prefer to monitor the list via their RSS reader, or
(2) individuals who would like to monitor the list in real time
without being subscribed.
The real benefit of RSS is in aggregating and pushing new content
that is not already in one place (e.g., like a single mailing list).
For example, imagine a large collaborative web site where changes are
being made constantly throughout the site. In that case, publishing
the changes in the form of a single RSS feed makes it *much* easier
to monitor what's going on (as opposed to having to surf through the
site manually on a regular basis).
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