I'm a bit of a fan of RSS feeds for forums, especially since I can add the feed as a bookmark in Firefox, in my email client Thunderbird, or add it to my Google home page. This makes it pretty easy to keep abreast of new posts on a forum or Yahoo Group.
I figured out how to do it with WikiDot… it's a little cumbersome setting up, but works nice once it's going.
Here are the steps I took to set up RSS as a bookmark in Firefox:
- In the upper right corner, pull down the My Account option
- Select Notifications
- Select Watched
- Select RSS Feed
In the text on the RSS Feed screen will be a username and a password. The username will be your WikiDot username. The password will be a random string of numbers and letters. Copy the password.
Now, back at the forum, click on the link next to the RSS icon, and supply the username and password.
If you're using Firefox, it will automatically ask you to save the feed as a bookmark.
If not, you'll get a funny looking page. Copy the URL and use it in your RSS reader (such as Thunderbird).
Clunky, yes. But useful.