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    I'm using Google Reader with various sources including MaxConsole and there is a small issue regarding a topics picture; they are displayed as a link to the attachment rather than being an image, e.g.

    <a href="http://www.maxconsole.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=26282">Attachment 26282</a> instead of
    <img src="http://www.maxconsole.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=26282" alt="" />

    I understand if the links are provided intentionally for bandwidth purposes but please consider changing the text to 'img' or something small and adding a space between the attachment link and the first character of the articles body.

    Lastly I was making a PHP script to host on my own server which addresses the issue and caches a smaller version of the picture (more mobile friendly) and encountered another problem: your feed is being submitted as ISO-8859-1 while the document itself declares itself as UTF-8 - this isn't hard to work around however, just adding it for completeness.
     
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    Update: you're also wasting a huge amount of bandwidth by not caching images and requiring revalidation.

    Update Again: I've created an RSS copy with the above issues fixed and a maximum image size of 320 horizontal pixels for quicker loading on mobile devices, check http://www.jmythic.org/rss/maxconsole/feed.php if you're interested - it updates every five minutes so information should be pretty upto date.
     
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    Passed along. ^
     
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    Thanks ThreeDog. I made a little mistake with the encoding statement, the documents are indeed UTF-8 as claimed to be, it's the server header that's sending out ISO-8859-1 - that should just take a header('Content-Type: text/xml; charset=UTF-8') in the RSS' PHP script to sort out.
     
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    Ever saved a PHP script as UTF-8 instead of UTF-8(W/BOM)? makes me want to drill holes in my head...
     
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    Looked into this last night, and I thought I was a vBulletin guru. I have no clue what is wrong. Will investigate this weekend.
     
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    We are working on fixing the RSS setup, and should be done in a few days or less.
     
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    It would be great to have a RSS and Atom feed for the news section of
    the Debian main page of your website. I know that stuff one can already follow via mailing list, but a
    lot of people these days uses feeds directly, I think we can offer a service to
    more users offering both.
     
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    Currently our Twitter @MaxConsoleTweet is working as good feed source, we still working on getting the RSS feed working right, has formatting issues.
     
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    Are you guys still working on this?

    Maxconsole is the only site I follow that don't have on Pulse.
     
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    Yes we are still working on it, that a three other major bugs.
     
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