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Hey guys and gals,

I wasn't sure where to put this, no categories really fit, so here it goes.

I really like UCC, reading your posts is part of my daily routine, it's become a habit to check posts many times a day. I know there are some of you out there who do this as well, and there are some of you out there who would like to do this, but don't have all day to sit online reading posts. I fall into the second group, so I came up with a plan. No doubt many of you are familiar with RSS feeds (and may even have the UCC feed address and do what I do), but some are not so I will try to explain it.

An RSS feed is used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. An RSS document, which is called a "feed", "web feed", or "channel", contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that's easier than checking them manually. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

There are many programs that will allow you to add "feeds". Outlook, a part of Microsoft Office that allows you to check multiple email accounts has an RSS feed reader. About.com has a "Top 10 Windows RSS Feed Readers" list, but you can Google "Windows RSS Reader" and get a good list there. I personally use Shrook on Mac OSX, but more listings can also be obtained with a simple internet search.

So, once you have your RSS reader installed, just paste this address in your feed list and it should start checking and downloading posts at a time interval you specify (it's not recommended to set it any faster than 15 minutes as it bogs down the server):

http://www.utahconcealedcarry.com/forum/rss.php

Good luck and enjoy the posts while you save time!
 

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Thanks Dave!
 

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What a great idea! I don't know why I never thought about setting this up myself. Thanks Dave!
 

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not to sound like a total junkie (My job has me in front of a computer all day with nothing better to do than surf this forum all day) but for the few day I am away from my computer is there a way to get them send to my cellphone via text messaging?
(I know 90% of you just broke out laughing, then reconsidered and found it to be a good idea) :D
 

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Well, the only way to automate a text message service is to have an outgoing line (which we don't have), not to mention the software required. Don't get me wrong, it would be cool, but not too feasible.

If you have internet (data) service on your phone, you can enter the internet address (url) I posted into the browser and it should give you a good list. The other option is to buy an iPhone, jailbreak it and install the RSS reader so you, like me, can read feeds on the run :D

I'm glad to see that people are able and excited to use this, makes me happy I posted it (I was thinking about posting something like this all last night while trying to sleep and then again in the shower this morning). Enjoy and share the love!

Dr. Dave
 

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Just an update on this thread.

If you have a Google account, you can setup the UCC RSS feed and view it on any platform via your internet web browser. Just go to http://www.google.com/reader.

By logging in, you save the RSS feed to your account. You can access it anytime and it will display the feeds that are new since your last visit.

I find this very useful as I check the feed from a Linux machine, a PC, a Mac and an iPhone - that way I don't have to sort out which posts I have already viewed.

Now... read away!
 
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