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I have been brainstorming with other community members lately to find what the next compelling features of Geekswithblogs would be.  We have lots of ideas but the two that stuck out in my head are:

What do you think?  I hear often that people want a smaller communities that have a focus (Don was nice enough not to mention us as a bloated community).  These sites are starting to pop up and are getting lots of traffic.  Even though the content is similar on our site, we have so much content, it is hard to find the specifics you are looking for.  The ability to register and create a feed based on tagging or bloggers you like would help make these smaller communities within the larger community possible.  Tagging would let me post about ASP.NET and let readers of the ASP.NET feed see my content, but miss the content I publish about Geekswithblogs, unless they added me to their blogger feed. 

So again, what do you think?  Would you use this if it was available and easy to use?  Subscribe to one feed, but have a web admin tool for changing that feed when you want.  I know I will.

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2006 6:43 AM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Would these features be cool for Geekswithblogs

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I would be all about the Feed Generation Service. Especially if I get my "own" rss feed that I can change at whim.
Left by dru on Sep 22, 2006 6:49 AM

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I would also like the feed generation service. I like that the content on GWB is very diverse, but I don't want to read about BizTalk because I don't use it, and I'm sure some people don't want to hear about GPS everyday.
Left by Tim Hibbard on Sep 22, 2006 7:56 AM

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First, off, yes, I purposely didn't include GWB in my post.

Second, read my post "Random Acts of Senseless Tagging": http://donxml.com/allthingstechie/archive/2005/11/14/2272.aspx and the ideas I have around creating a tagging system. Building a tagging system where each person can have their own set of tags (aka a controlled vocabulary), AND be able to map them to other known tags is the key. Once you have that, then you can build a feed generation system on top of that, letting the end user specific which controlled vocab to use for their feeds.
Left by Don Demsak on Sep 22, 2006 11:25 AM

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automatic digg/reddit/etc. links at the end of posts would help GWB users promote each others stuff.
Left by Lance on Sep 28, 2006 6:13 AM

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