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    Article: Announcing Twins Daily


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    John,

    Keep up the good work.

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    John, how long ago was it that I found you at the original Twinkie Town? This looks like it should be both fun and a very good Twins site.

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    I've been wondering that Roger. I had to look it up. It was 2005. I had to shut that down in October of 2005 and that's when I took a 5 month hiatus.

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    Good stuff guys, wishing you tons of success!

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    Love the site, congrats!

    Can we get full RSS feeds? And can you look into adding the post author name to the feed? I'd really like to see who wrote the post before opening it up and reading it. Thanks!

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    emoeby,

    Look for little orange rectangles on each page - those are the rss feeds. I've been using them, and they seem to be good.

    I'm not sure I understand the 2nd question. Where are you not seeing the authors? I see them onthe articles, blog posts, threads, etc. Or are you talking about something else?

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    Hey, good luck, guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    Look for little orange rectangles on each page - those are the rss feeds. I've been using them, and they seem to be good.
    John, when he says "full RSS feeds," I think he's referring to having full posts show up in the feeds rather than just snippets. I've had several people ask me about this -- not sure where to change that setting.

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    Yikes. Has it been that long?

    I've been wondering that Roger. I had to look it up. It was 2005. I had to shut that down in October of 2005 and that's when I took a 5 month hiatus.
    Nice to see the Twins Territory concept revived in this latest incarnation. Best of luck, John.
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    Sweet new digs. Good luck gentlemen.

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    John, when he says "full RSS feeds," I think he's referring to having full posts show up in the feeds rather than just snippets. I've had several people ask me about this -- not sure where to change that setting.
    Ah, yes, I've got some email on this subject too. Here's the deal:

    We tried, and we failed. WE consolidate the RSS feeds of other Twins blogs using Feed Informer, which can be temperamental. Feed informer gives you embedded code to include a customized feed on your web site. Unfortunately, when we tried to do this, it ALWAYS screwed up the site. I tried it a half a dozen different ways and within hours, it would make some other crucial component disappear.

    So we used a "RSS widget" that comes with the vbulletin software, but we have no control on what it shows or doesn't. So if anyone has any better ideas, we're all ears. I have probably spent 6-8 hours futzing around with this.

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    Congrats guys, I look forward to talking all things Twins in the spirit of the old Dickie Thon message board!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
    John, when he says "full RSS feeds," I think he's referring to having full posts show up in the feeds rather than just snippets. I've had several people ask me about this -- not sure where to change that setting.
    Yep, exactly. You all had full feeds as individual writers, but with Twins Daily, the feeds are all condensed, and that kinda stinks. And as for Authors on posts, here is an example (screenshot from Google Reader)

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    Notice how the feed at the top has the post authors name, Roman Augustoviz, but the Twins Daily has no display of who wrote the post. That's a very important feature for a site that has as many authors as Twins Daily has.

    Twins Daily is going to be a great resource for excellent Twins content, but the design of the site, and the workings of the backend are amateur at best.

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    Hey guys, nice site. How do you create an avatar on here?

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    Ah, got it emoeby. I'll see if we can control that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmart View Post
    Hey guys, nice site. How do you create an avatar on here?
    If you click on Settings at the top of the page, it'll open a page where "Edit Avatar" is on the left.

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    Never mind, I found it. Duh, how did I miss that Yesterday?

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    Congrats to all that have put this site together! It's awesome!
    There's almost too much, to digest....almost
    Last edited by Jerr; 02-21-2012 at 04:11 PM.

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    Great looking site guys. This seems like it is going to be a pretty fun place for Twins fans. I even took a shot at a blog post today. Excited to keep trying and hopefully get (much) better at it. . .

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