posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 07:38 AM
The pocasts in the RSS feeds need to be date-tagged, so a reverse order would be difficult to keep track of (I thought of that). At the least, we're
going to develop a persistent "welcome" podcast that will always appear as the first item in iTunes and Yahoo Podcasts.
For lack of a better idea, we could probably split the ATS feed into:
ATSx.xml --> UFO, Alien, technology, space, science, etc.
ATSg.xml --> Govenment projects, secret groups, military, etc.
ATSc.xml --> Conspiracy theory, nwo, media, cover-ups, scandals, etc.
ATSp.xml --> Paranormal, predictions, cryptozoology, lost-civ, etc.
ATSf.xml --> Fragile earth, medical issues, peak oil, etc.
ATSs.xml --> Staff podcasts (SkepticOverview, etc.)
The above RSS channels will feed the most recent 60 days of material, then we could also have archive feeds (ATSx_a.xml for example) for everything
older than 60 days.
The multiple feeds make it more complicated, but as we approach 500 podcasts, we don't have much of a choice now do we? What will happen if we keep
this pace up, and have 1,300 podcasts by January 1st? We should figure out the best way to solve this issue now.
(I think we're going to need more PODmods.)
I'm also looking at building a tool that would allow members to manage what is displayed in their personal feed. You may not want some of your
podthread replies to be showing up in your feeds (might not make sense to the listener), and a way to define which podcasts appear in your feed should
help organize those as well.