How to be a more productive forum whore in 4 steps (pics included)

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  1. The Atomic Ass

    The Atomic Ass Redefining Sound

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    I am a forum whore. I have no shame in admitting that. I belong to 30+ forums, and damned if it isn't difficult to keep tabs on all of them. I'm a rabid information collector, so I thrive on the knowledge I glean from the forums I regularly visit.

    I recently started using RSS feeds, and when properly set up, these are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Allow me to show you how to work them, and what they can do.

    For my RSS reader, I use Google Reader. The built-in reader in browsers such as Firefox just feels a little broken to me. I have to actually go the site to read an entire article or post, whereas on Google Reader I can view the post without having to load another page. I only have to go to the site if I want to reply to something.

    For the browser, I'm using Mozilla Firefox, 3.6.3, on Mac OS X 10.6.3.

    Anyway, on with the pics!

    First, see if the website or forum you want to keep tabs on even has an RSS feed. Some of the forums I go to do not. Fortunately, SevenString.org does, and we will be using it as an example. Click the icon that looks like a wireless signal bar in the address bar, where the arrow is pointing.

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    Next, copy the address of the RSS feed from the address bar.

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    Go to Google Reader, sign up if you have to, (Google uses a general log on for all it's services), click "Add Subscription", and paste the URL there, then click Add.

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    Now, you can search topics on all your forums at once, (though it won't go back to super-old posts, I don't know what the cut-off is), you can click on a topic on the right and it will open that post or article, you can go to the thread to reply by click the arrow next to the title, and you can look at all forums at once or just a single one by choosing on the left.

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    Even though Google is in bed with the CIA and NSA, and basically everything you do with their services is monitored, I figure big brother is already well aware of my activities regardless, and I honestly am getting too bold to care. :lol:

    Anyway, make your forum whoring more efficient today. Make the technology work for you. :yesway:
     

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    This is what I do on my phone. My RSS Reader keeps me informed for most of the reported posts.
     
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    Not mine. It's a job placement agency that calls me from dozens of different numbers, and never leaves voice messages, so I'm always having to look their numbers up. :squint:
     
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    I found the bookmark toolbar memory buffer overflow in Firefox many moons ago. Firefox couldn't handle over 65,535 bookmarks in one click-down menu.
     
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    deffo the best way to view any forum, you can't miss anything :)

    I have 1900 unread items in reader, far too easy to give yourself info overload!

    btw alex jones is a nutcase :p
     
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    With all the shit going on in the world that he is the foremost reporter on, I wouldn't be surprised if he has a nervous breakdown myself. But a nutcase, he is not. Research the news articles he talks about EVERY DAY, and the documents he references. The import of it all is astounding. :ugh:
     

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