What is RSS?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" - it's a format for distributing and gathering content from sources across the Web. Web publishers use RSS to easily create and distribute news feeds that include links, headlines, and summaries.
What kind of content does Geocachers of the Bay Area syndicate via RSS?
Geocachers of the Bay Area offers 3 feeds in the RSS format.
*PLEASE NOTE - all content except Announcements in the Geocachers of the Bay Area Forums is closed or private and is only available for registered members of the GBA Forums. As such you are prohibited from incorporating forum content into weblogs, websites, or otherwise making it public. In addition, do not submit the Forums feed to any RSS directories or search engines.
How do I use the GBA RSS feeds?
News aggregators (also called news readers) will download and display RSS feeds for you. A number of free and commercial news aggregators are available for download. Two examples of free news aggregators are Mozilla Thunderbird and FeedReader. The GBA feeds use RSS 2.0, therefore, choose an aggregator that supports RSS 2.0 (most news aggregators support various RSS versions).
Please note - because the forum content is private, authentication (username/password) is required to access the Forums feed. Therefore, you must ensure that the news aggregator you select supports authentication. Note that services that let you add RSS feeds to a Web page (e.g. Yahoo!) do not support authentication. In addition, as noted above, you are prohibited from making public the GBA Forums content.
The feed URLs can be obtained by clicking on the RSS 2.0 buttons above. The username/password for authentication for the Forums feed is your GBA Forums username/password.
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