I have decided to do a little experiment using the new 'RSS auto-feed' feature. A new forum News Feeds
has been created that will automatically receive the latest headlines from following syndicated sites:
- BBC Technology
- The Register
This new forum is however not by default visible to all members. Instead it will only be visible to members who are part of the Newsreader
usergroup. Anybody can join this usergroup from their User Control Panel:
User CP > Group Memberships (under 'Miscellaneous') > Join the 'Newsreader' group.
Until you are a member of the 'Newsreader' usergroup you will not see the forum, nor the posts within, nor will these posts show up in your search results when checking for New Posts
To avoid clutter I have also decided not to include any of these post in the general search index. Members of the 'Newsreader' usergroup are however allowed to reply to any of the RSS posts but will not be able to create any new threads in the 'News Feeds' forum.
Give it a whirl and see if it adds to your Baanboard experience
members of the 'Newsreader' usergroup who do not wish to see the RSS posts in their New Posts
screen, can easily avoid this by first marking all posts in News Feeds
forum as read
. The easiest way to do this is to use the AJAX shortcut by double-clicking on the new post indicator for the forum (see 4th screenshot).