wonko the sane wrote:
This is a great mod.
It lacks some of the features of topics_anywhere (what happened to that btw? Its dropped off this site?!?) but makes up for it with great other features!
Im trying to figure out how to remove the '(reply)' on the end and the forum name which is displayed in the feed - anyone know?
Also it would be cool to have a way to limit the number of posts
Actually I think the only way to limit the number of posts would be to have the script process each and every post entirely which could cause quite a bit of load on your server if it has to pull 300 messages, process them all, and post them in the news reader as opposed to just pulling the subject title as a link and giving your members the option to view the forum post on your forum. IMO the way it is now is the better way to go I think unless you have a lot of bandwidth available. Probably less complicated too.
The only complaint I have isn't with this mod at all (great mod, and supported too, that's a big plus.) it's with PHPBB having an inability to parse content for Mobile devices. If that could be added as a standard feature for PHPBB, then a mod like this would become one of the most popular.
Imagine being able to surf your forums from your PDA or WAP enabled cell phone. hehe.
Although I do agree about removing the reply. Might be something we can do on our own, I really haven't had time to sit down with the code like I want to but I think I will in the next couple of days.
Below is the reply I pulled from the beta thread and moved over here:
From what I've seen and read Adsense is probably the most popular. There's a couple different ways adsense is being used for the forums currently. the most popular way seems to be displaying an ad block below the first post. In a feed, if it can be done I'd guess top or bottom would be more than sufficient. I'd probably run it at the bottom, but some might like it at the top.
Not really seeing a difference. Whether it's 1 word, 10, or 50, it seems to be pulling the same amount of information. Perhaps it's my news reader.
In any case after playing with your feed it looks like most news readers only pull the topic title and link back to the actual message anyway regardless of whether or not you ask to pull the entire message, which is all that I think is needed. I tried it with myyahoo using RSS2.0 and got the same effect as I did with newsfox. Pulls the topic titles as links which is cool.
Thanks for looking into it.