I will be away and unable to answer support for a few days
I am going away with no internet access for a few days. I have someone who can reboot the server if all heck breaks loose but there will be no support answered until Tuesday morning (Australian time) as I won’t have e-mail access until then.
Keep your fingers crossed that nothing breaks and hopefully everything will be just fine 🙂
Apologies in advance if it does break though!
OK, I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know. What is RSS and ATOM?
Hey Steve, if you don’t have the 20 diaries for RSS/Atom feeds set yet, I’d like to volunteer! Pleeeeeeeaaaaasssseeeeee!!!!
Ok, I’ve just re-read this entry and now know myself to be a complete idiot. Can I just have my dunce cap now? I’ll sit in the corner like a good girl. I promise.
Sounds like some exciting changes are ahead. I’m looking forward to see what you’ve been cooking up.
I like the changes… but I have to comment about the Friends page. Will you bring back the name links? I’d gotten into the habit of opening my friends page, clicking the name, and being whisked away in a new window to their diary. It would be awesome to have that back.
Thanks for all you do!
Could we modify the RSS feed of the last 20 diaries to include the diarist’s name? Just tried it out, it just lists the entry titles. Diarist names would be nice to see along with it, maybe as a "prefix".
Also – having some issues diplaying the non-English UNICODE characters in my RSS feed title bookmarks. Will have to play with this some more. I just see the raw SGML entity characters (e.g. 唔), instead of what it’s supposed to represent.
Your New Manage Your Friend’s List is unfriendly in the way you can’t just click on the title of your friend’s diary and go to their diary. So every time you have to go to the home page to search them.
HELP! This isn’t at all user friendly.
"RSS/ATOM feeds are now available…Individual diaries will be able to have their own feeds shortly…I have made a change to the logging procedure for diarists hits to eliminate the bots and spiders."
Waaah? HUH? Atoms are feedin’ logs to the robots ‘n spiders?….is THAT whatcha said??? 😉
What the heck is all that stuff about, anyway!!!??? Can ya give this IDIOT a SIMPLE explanation of all the above…pleeeeeeeze?
Well, at least I’m not the only one who doesn’t understand the RSS/Atom stuff. (You did write about it before, and I did try to figure it out, but….)
I do like the way you’re always thinking of ways to improve the sight. Are you compulsive/obsessive by any chance? LOL
Have a good time or trip wherever you’re going, and I do hope it’s for pleasure.
I like the new format for managing friends, but I did prefer the look to be more in keeping with my diary’s look. 🙂
I can live with the new look, but would really like to see a Return to My Diary link added. Currently, the only link is to DD’s home page. This is fairly inconvenient as I sometimes work on one thing and then another within my diary.
Enjoy your holiday. You truly have earned it.
I have NOOOO IDEA what you are talking about. So I just enjoy whatever features or changes you do knowing you know best. A little adjustment here and there did me fine as I was used to the old manage friend format. All thing’s fine so far.
You have a nice break wherever you’re going, Steve. 🙂
Check the Hamiko Support forum for an explanation of syndication of diaries, using RSS and ATOM feeds.
In a nutshell, if you have an RSS or ATOM aware browser (like Firefox), you can create special folders in your browser’s bookmark’s that dynamically update with links to whatever’s been syndicated (i.e. has an RSS feed).
So – currently, I have special folder that always updates with titles and links to the 20 most recent diary entires on DD, instead of having to visit the Dear Diary main page to get that info and view them from there.
Once individual diaries have their own RSS feeds, you’ll be able to subscribe to people’s diaries, and create special live booksmarks in your browser that list all their diary postings and links to them. It’ll be able to dynamically refresh when there’s new postings for that diary, and show you what entries you’ve read and haven’t read. Very cool, once you start using it.
This is made possible by the site creating a special syndication file, in XML format, which contains all the information about the entries, their URL’s, etc. that your browser then reads to create the special dynamic bookmarks.
That XML file, with all this important info, is called the RSS feed.
RSS and ATOM are just two different formats you can use for the syndication feed XML file.
(RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication).
Hope that give a rough idea.
Do a search on RSS for more info, and give it a whirl with the Firefox browser.
thanks for the new friends-only thingy it’s a real boon 🙂
Two comments about the manage friend’s list….
1) you can’t tell on that list if you’re allowed to read your friend’s – friend’s only comments
2) How do you delete a "friend" if you want to???