[Clipart] RSS feeds and aggregation

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Fri Apr 8 12:02:38 PDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-04-08 at 15:14 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Jonathan Leighton wrote:
> > Nicu Buculei wrote:
> > 
> >>to help decide what we really want:
> >>- this is my initial Planet configuration
> >>http://freedesktop.org/~nicubunu/freegraphics/
> >>- and here are some people added
> >>http://freedesktop.org/~nicubunu/freegraphicspeople/
> > 
> > 
> > Can that one be filtered by category to keep it relevant? Some of the
> > posts don't relate to Free Graphics software in any way, and it would be
> > nice to be able to filter those out.
> such filtering have to be done at the weblog level, not at the 
> aggregator level. i believe WordPress has the ability to use categories 
> and can provide different feeds for each category, but other 
> engines/blog providers (blogger.com, livejournal) can't.
> and i'm not sure we want such filtering: IMO, a Planet is more than PR 
> for a project, is a way of socializing for it's members. also i think 
> sometime is hard to draw a line for what is off or on topic.
> personally, i'm a regular reader of Planet Gnome and enjoy some of the 
> 'irrelevant' posts there and completely ignore other.

Yes, I agree tha the irrelevant posts are part of the package...you need
a large search space to keep it human, or it just becomes news, right?

Jon Phillips

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