The new Subscriptions page

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    At a technical level, Reading Lists are done, but this is just the beginning of the bootstrap.

    You can see in this screen shot that there are now two sections to the Subscriptions page. The top section lists the Reading Lists you're subscribed to, and the bottom section lists the feeds.

    When you subscribe to a reading list you effectively subscribe to all the feeds it contains. The editor of the list can add and remove feeds and your aggregator automatically stays in synch.

    Of course you can choose to unsubscribe from a reading list, and when you do so, you unsub from all the feeds in the list, unless you were already subscribed to a feed, in which case you remain subscribed.

    Now that the first step is done, the software is basically functional, we begin the next stage, working with editors of reading lists, and writing docs and guidelines. I will also have some tools that make it easy to create and edit reading lists using the OPML Editor.

    1. Lisa_Williams 112 months ago | reply

      What is the number to the right of the orange/white XML button? Is it the number of feeds in the reading list?
      Does the date reflect first upload, or last changed?

      (Maybe I'll just hafta play with it and see for myself, huh?) ;)Looks great!

    2. Evan Sims 112 months ago | reply

      Lookin' good

    3. scriptingnews 112 months ago | reply

      Lisa, RTFM. It explains at the top of the page in the screen shot. ;->

      Now, in advance, I agree the number would be more interesting if it were the number of feeds, but people don't read the docs, even when they're right on the page with the stuff they'er documenting. In other words, it hardly matters what the numbers are.

    4. GLuft3 112 months ago | reply

      Dave, this rocks! I can't wait for it to pop up in my OPML editor.

      There should be a way for you to tag specific feeds as permanent. You may want to keep some feeds even when you unsubscribe from the list.

    5. guanix 112 months ago | reply


    6. BillyG. [deleted] 112 months ago | reply

      lol, gotcha DW

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