Another unfinished item is my Behold forum. It has been sitting in my “unfinished work” pile since February. Researching RSS has led me to look at other Forums again and evaluate what I want. Also, it is possible to add an RSS feed to my Forum, maybe even every topic group in my forum, and make it as useable and accessible as possible.
Really, what I would like is to have my Forum as a newsgroup (i.e. an NNTP feed) which can be handled by Outlook Express and other e-mail/newsgroup readers very easily. I love the way the TRichview newsgroup works, and I check the e-mails there every day for the ones I haven’t yet seen. I could purchase the DNews program that TRichview uses, but there would be expense and work involved to get it set up. I’m not ready for that yet.
I have two alternatives: I can set up my newsgroups so that I am e-mailed every new message that is posted. That would include them easily in my daily routine of answering e-mails.
The second is to make an RSS feed for my Forum and then I can handle it in my RSS reader. This second method may be the way technology is headed. I’ll have to think about this.