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Hi All,

 

If you haven't noticed the RSS Feed is back for the UK :-)

 

Click on the RSS button at the bottom of the page and choose the UK one.

 

For those who don't know what RSS Feed is - it gets a list of every post in the UK forum and shows them in the viewer. It also alerts you to new posts. You can then just mouse over it to read the post or click on it to go direct to the topic.

 

and get a free viewer here

 

WoodSmoke

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Click on the RSS button at the bottom of the page and choose the UK one.

 

Hmm. Downloaded and installed the software, clicked on the RSS button, an then ??? I didn't see 'the UK one'. Could you give more detailed guidance please? :rolleyes:

I don't know what it actually does yet, but it's at the bottom of the dropdown list when you click the RSS button.

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Click on the RSS button at the bottom of the page and choose the UK one.

 

Hmm. Downloaded and installed the software, clicked on the RSS button, an then ??? I didn't see 'the UK one'. Could you give more detailed guidance please? :rolleyes:

I don't know what it actually does yet, but it's at the bottom of the dropdown list when you click the RSS button.

When I click on it, I do not see more than one item on the drop-down menu - Geocaching announcements.

 

When I click on it I get - wait for it - this:

<rss version="2.0">

<channel>

<title>Geocaching Announcements</title>

<description>

The latest announcements for updates and changes to the Geocaching.com web site.

</description>

<link>http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php</link>

<pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2006 11:53:03 -0800</pubDate>

<ttl>30</ttl>

 

.....followed by miles of text. The header of the page says:

 

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

 

Something is wrong! :P

Edited by walkergeoff
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I'm obviously missing something? As I clicked on the link and got this -

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" ?>

- <rss version="2.0">

- <channel>

<title>Geocaching in the United Kingdom</title>

<description>The United Kingtom forum channel</description>

<link>http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php</link>

<pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2006 12:16:27 -0800</pubDate>

<ttl>20</ttl>

- <item>

<title>Rss Feed Is Back :D</title>

<link>http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=127077</link>

- <description>

- <![CDATA[ Hi All,<br /><br />If you haven't noticed the RSS Feed is back for the UK :-)<br /><br />Click on the RSS button at the bottom of the page and choose the UK one.<br /><br />For those who don't know what RSS Feed is - it gets a list of every post in the UK forum and shows them in the viewer. It also alerts you to new posts. You can then just mouse over it to read the post or click on it to go direct to the topic.<br /><br />and get a free viewer <a href="http://www.serence.com/site.php?action=ser_products,klipfolio_beta" target="_blank">here</a><br /><br />WoodSmoke<br />

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<pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2006 11:02:58 -0800</pubDate>

<guid isPermaLink="false">127077</guid>

</item>

- <item>

<title>Mio A201 Selfhelp Group</title>

<link>http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=127061</link>

- <description>

- <![CDATA[ Hello Everyone!<br /><br />For anyone who has bought a MioA201, this is where we can give plusses and minuses, ask questions etc. Bearing in mind the uk advice line is 35p a minute and staffed it seems by people who seem to think I will be able to plug the unit into the car charger when I am walking on the moor for hours on end, this could save us all a bit of cash!<br /><br />That leads nicely into my first problem.<br /><br />The battery is pants! Seems to last 3hours ish when gps is on. Have purchased an external battery pack which plugs in through the USB cable (http://www.gpsforless.co.uk/product_details.php?id=3114) , but don't think it is all going to fit into the otterbox ( <a href="http://www.otterbox.com/" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.otterbox.com/" target="_blank">http://www.otterbox.com/</a></a> ) somehow! will figure something out and report back to you. Anyone got any other solutions?<br /><br />I run Fugawi 1:50000 landranger on it and it works fine but i cannot seem to directly upload loc waypoint files. ANy ideas??<br /><br />Other than that, its a great little machine, and i can download the clue photos onto it to aid me in the hunt if i get a little stuck.<br /><br />Still new to geochaching but ohmigod what a great sport!<br /><br />Cheers,<br /><br />Paul, Helen, Hamish the Otterhound.<br />

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<pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2006 08:43:16 -0800</pubDate>

<guid isPermaLink="false">127061</guid>

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<title>Bekandian Get To 800!</title>

<link>http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=127059</link>

- <description>

- <![CDATA[ <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#6600CC--><span style="color:#6600CC"><!--/coloro-->Congratulations To Bekandian<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><br /><br />They have just completed their <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--> <b>8 </b><img src="http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> <img src="http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> <b>th </b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->cache find this afternoon. They will have not even got home to log it yet, so I thought I would get my thread in first. Well done to you long distance walking, arty photo taking <i>BooNoo-ing</i> pair!

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<pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2006 08:12:32 -0800</pubDate>

<guid isPermaLink="false">127059</guid>

</item>

- <item>

<title>Memory Map Questions</title>

<link>http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=127054</link>

- <description>

- <![CDATA[ hi<br /><br />I am using GSAK and exporting to Memory Map. However, I can't find a convenient way to deal with puzzle and multi caches. If I solve a puzzle I can enter a new waypoint on MM, which I then have to lose when I import a new csv file.<br /><br />Is there a way round that? I'd also like to keep the tracks of my tracks that MM records when caching to see how far I've walked etc, but again I have to lose them when I delete all to avoid duplication when reloading.<br /><br />Also, can I get the notes I enter from GSAK to appear in the Properties section of the cache when I click on it? That way I could leave part-solved puzzle co-ords there and be able to read them on the move?<br /><br />Thanks for any ideas / help!

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<pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2006 07:40:54 -0800</pubDate>

<guid isPermaLink="false">127054</guid>

</item>

- <item>

<title>Please Help - Which Gps?</title>

<link>http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=127039</link>

- <description>

- <![CDATA[ <br />I am new to Caching and need to buy a GPS.<br />I already have a Navman iCN520 to help me get to the right area in the car but need something now to help me locate the cache.<br />I have been looking at Garmin products more specifically the Legend cx or the Vista cx. Money isn't too much of a problem but don't want to spend unneccesarily!!! <br />I think the only difference between the two is the altimeter and compass - are these really worth spending the extra?? or would anybody recommend a cheaper alterantive that will do the job that i need?<br />Also if I buy the legend or vista, I know these come with a basemap - is this good enough or do you have to buy others...have looked at the TOPO sd maps but again these are expensive<br /><br />Please help!!!

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<pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2006 05:42:16 -0800</pubDate>

<guid isPermaLink="false">127039</guid>

</item>

- <item>

<title>Found, Archived Last To Vist And Disabled</title>

<link>http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=127034</link>

- <description>

- <![CDATA[ Found 310 caches<br />21 are now archived (excluding meetings) (42 points)<br />2 of these we were the last people ever to find them (feeling guilty <img src="http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> ) (20 points)<br />7 temporarily disabled one for over 5 months !! (7 points)<br />None of these were we the last people ever to visit so no 10 points<br /><br />Total points 69 points<br /><br />Visit this link to see your found it logs (<a href="http://www.geocaching.com/my/logs.aspx?s=1<=2" target="_blank">link</a>)

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<pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2006 03:57:06 -0800</pubDate>

<guid isPermaLink="false">127034</guid>

</item>

- <item>

<title>House Of Boo Find Their 700th Cache</title>

<link>http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=127033</link>

- <description>

- <![CDATA[ at Donnington Castle<br /><br /><img src="http://daisyandme.com/images/dazysez_well_done.gif" border="0" alt="IPB Image" />

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</description>

<pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2006 03:53:55 -0800</pubDate>

<guid isPermaLink="false">127033</guid>

</item>

- <item>

<title>Stevio185 Reaches 1500</title>

<link>http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=127029</link>

- <description>

- <![CDATA[ Hi <img src="http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> ,<br /> Congratulations Stevio on your 1500th cache <img src="http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> .

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<pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2006 02:24:10 -0800</pubDate>

<guid isPermaLink="false">127029</guid>

</item>

- <item>

<title>Caches In Birmigham</title>

<link>http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=127026</link>

- <description>

- <![CDATA[ I have to vist the centre on Birmingham and the jewelry quarter (present for my mother in laws 70th birthday)!<br />Has anybody got a list of quick and easy caches. I figure I could cache and let the wife shop.<br /><br />Thanks

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<pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2006 01:13:42 -0800</pubDate>

<guid isPermaLink="false">127026</guid>

</item>

- <item>

- <title>

- <![CDATA[ Anyone Know 'gypsum_fantastic' From Winchcombe (glos) ?

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</title>

<link>http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=127023</link>

- <description>

- <![CDATA[ Does anyone know of a GeoCacher who goes by the name of '<b>Gypsum_Fantastic</b>' ? According to their profile they're from Wincombe which is north of Cheltenham (Glos).<br /><br />I know this is a long shot because they found three caches on the 23rd of August 2005 and none since. The email address that they've registered with at GC.com is now invalid . . . .<br /><br />The problem is they grabbed one of our travel bugs ( <a href="http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=68245" target="_blank">Leaving the rat race</a> ) and then disappeared.<br /><br />Their email address <i>was</i> 'karyn@spiritualized.freeserve.co.uk' which now no longer exists <img src="http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> <br /><br /><i>Any ideas ??</i>

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<pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2006 00:07:28 -0800</pubDate>

<guid isPermaLink="false">127023</guid>

</item>

</channel>

</rss>

 

:rolleyes::P

 

Edit: looks like Geoff bet me!

Edited by Haggis Hunter
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That's the actual RSS feed XML source code - you need to point your RSS feed reader to this file and it will then consume it and display new posts on the UK section of the forums as and when they are made in real time a bit like a glorified news ticker. Each one will have a link to the actual thread on the forums so you can read more about it.

 

Or if you have a Mac, just click on the RSS feed link and the Safari web browser formats the feed and displays it in the browser :rolleyes:

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That's the actual RSS feed XML source code - you need to point your RSS feed reader to this file and it will then consume it and display new posts on the UK section of the forums as and when they are made in real time a bit like a glorified news ticker. Each one will have a link to the actual thread on the forums so you can read more about it.

 

Or if you have a Mac, just click on the RSS feed link and the Safari web browser formats the feed and displays it in the browser :rolleyes:

Did that, and copied the url for that page of text into the 'add clips' and it worked. But how do I get the other things on the dropdown list when they are below the edge of my page (Firefox and IE7 just as bad as each other on this!)?

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This is the link from the bottom of the RSS drop down below you need for your RSS aggregator software:

 

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?act=rssout&id=7

Thanks - that worked fine.

 

Anyone know why I can't see the full drop-down menu?

 

Hover your pointer on the drop down list and scroll down you'll see the full list, it appears to add extra length to the page when you click on the RSS link.

 

Dave

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Been waiting for the RSS feed to come back so I can add it back on my Google search

 

You can add the RSS feed to your personal google search page

 

Goto http://www.google.co.uk/ig (bookmark this as your homepage)

Select 'Add Content'

Paste in link below

All done

 

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?act=rssout&id=7

 

Also recommend adding the Dirbert RSS feed to you google homepage

 

http://feeds.feedburner.com/tapestrydilbert

 

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Been waiting for the RSS feed to come back so I can add it back on my Google search

 

You can add the RSS feed to your personal google search page

 

Wow. I never even tried to personalise the Google home page before. Having the rss feeds on the front is great. Thanks for the heads up Lakeuk.

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This is the link from the bottom of the RSS drop down below you need for your RSS aggregator software:

 

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?act=rssout&id=7

Thanks - that worked fine.

 

Anyone know why I can't see the full drop-down menu?

 

Hover your pointer on the drop down list and scroll down you'll see the full list, it appears to add extra length to the page when you click on the RSS link.

 

Dave

 

It worked - cool - but bizarre! :D

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If you use Mozilla Thunderbird as your mail reader then it's pretty simple to add RSS feeds. If any one is interested just shout and I'll put the instructions here.

 

Yes please! :laughing:

 

OK.

At the bottom click on RSS and click on the UK item.

This will open a browser window with the address

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?act=rssout&id=7

in the bar.

 

Highlight this and copy (I use control and c but others use the right mouse click)

 

Back to Thunderbird :-

Click on the very top folder in the tree on the left.

In the main pane on the right click create a new account, choose RRS and blogs.

Click next and fill in a sensible name like geocaching (well - up to you)

Click next and finish.

 

Point to the new item you have created in the tree view on the left, right click and choose properties.

 

I set mine to check for new articles on start up, and to check for new ones every 10 mins. Up to you.

Then click on manage subscriptions. In the URL box paste in the bit you copies from the browser bar.

 

You can force the RSS account to go looking for new messages by right clicking on the geocaching item and choosing the get messages entry.

 

Sounds more complicated than it is.

 

If you get stuck mail me and I'll have a go at a Word doc with screen shots.

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