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rss for vb forums is good or not?



6:00 pm on May 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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today I installed RSS for my vb forums.my forum has 350 sections.
I have 10k daily visitors.now all sections have rss and also there is one
for all sections.my forums talks about health and medical issues.there
are not no medical forum better than me in my country.

I don`t know about advantages or disadvantages of rss.do you think
it is good for my forum? does it helps for progressing my forum?
or maybe I will have some problems at future ?


10:07 pm on May 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

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When you say you have installed RSS you mean autoposts trough RSS? or you are sending your own feeds?


7:14 pm on May 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I mean feed like the rss that is on footer of this page


4:46 am on May 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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RSS feeds move the decision point for people to visit your forums to an off-line location. If this is good or not depends on the quality of your threads. If you have a large percentage of high-quality threads, people subscribed to your feeds may jump in more often. But if your threads are of low quality, it may be a reason for them to stay away.

An important point is the amount of information you supply in your RSS feeds. The WebmasterWorld RSS feeds for example do not contain other information than the title and the description of a thread. Without actual content in the feed, RSS subscribers are pulled to the site if they want to know more about the subject.


6:17 am on May 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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my forum and website is best in my country and my language.I have 10k daily visitors.my site
talks about health and medicine.one site before copied all my threads by a hack and I do worry
to happen again and stealing my threads.my threads are high quality.one of them has had more than 400,000 views.

at now my rss feeds shows content of threads also and I don`t like it. as you said it is better to show
only title and description of a threads for preventing stealing and copying .I don`t know
anything about managing vb forums.other one do it for me.can he do it to make rss feeds to show only
title and description of a threads?

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