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Old 07-06-05, 05:10 PM   #1
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A cool little site for news

I while back I posted a couple of websites I did for review and got some good feedback - here is another one I just finished. I was annoyed having to check 20 sites a day for news, so I set up a little aggregation site.

Aptly cheesily named the Xtreme News Aggregator, its available at http://www.xna.us

Take a look and let me have some feedback. It should be ready for primetime and features

- 60 or so feeds so far including DVDTalk of course!
- Caches the news stories if they become unavailable
- Customize your own feed and even create your own RSS of combinations of newsfeeds
- Comments (I'd appreciate if someone would help me test this, its lonely to test alone)
- Categories..

By default not all feeds are shown (news goes by way to fast), to see all select ALL from the dropdown.

Thanks for ideas and feedback!
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Old 07-06-05, 06:02 PM   #2
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pretty cool idea

although the first link i actually tried to hit, took me to a dead link

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Old 07-06-05, 06:13 PM   #3
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How about having the articles open in the same window instead of a new window?
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Old 07-06-05, 08:11 PM   #4
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How about having the articles open in the same window instead of a new window?
but that would browse you right off the page, and kindof defeat the purpose
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Old 07-06-05, 09:03 PM   #5
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Ok, I'm just a heavy google news user.

Still, when the new window opens, why does it has the back button just taking you to the same article?
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Old 07-07-05, 01:27 AM   #6
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Its because it uses a redirect to count your click before you are 'sent on' to the actual link - I dont even think about it anymore, but thats the reason anyway
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Old 07-07-05, 08:32 AM   #7
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if you decide to add deal sites.. bensbargains.net and techbargains.com both do rss feeds

and I assume dvdtalk is on there as well?
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Old 07-07-05, 08:47 AM   #8
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if you decide to add deal sites.. bensbargains.net and techbargains.com both do rss feeds

and I assume dvdtalk is on there as well?
Slickdeals.net too
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Old 07-07-05, 08:45 PM   #9
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DVDTalk is there of course! (And not a few certain competing sites - I gotta have some allegiance!)

I added all of the above and deals2buy as well under deals - just select Deals from the dropdown and go

Other suggestions are welcome of course!
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Old 07-07-05, 09:30 PM   #10
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a timed auto refresh would also be nice
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Old 07-22-05, 11:27 PM   #11
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A couple of improvements

- the pages load much much faster
- some more feeds
- You can go directly to subsections like

http://deals.xna.us
http://gaming.xna.us
http://business.xna.us

and for the hardcore :

http://all.xna.us

Keep ideas coming! Would a Konfabulator widget be cool?
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