Service Status RSS Feeds

What are these?

The service status RSS feeds are a means of reading the Service Status Posting in a Desktop Application, meaning that you do not need to keep checking Service Status, the Service Status Newsgroups or the Announcements Forum. They also provide a backup archive that can be used to check on old announcements.

So, how do I access the feeds?

The RSS feed is available from

Is there an archive of Status Postings?

Yes - There is an archive of postings available at

You can search the archives at the search page

What is RSS?

The RDF Site Summary is actually an extension to the RDF language. Quoting the official RSS v1.0 specification (the version which is used in the Status Feed)

RDF Site Summary (RSS) is a lightweight multipurpose extensible metadata description and syndication format. RSS is an XML application, conforms to the W3C's RDF specification and is extensible via XML-namespace and/or RDF based modularization.

RSS is also sometimes taken to mean Rich Site Summary.

How do I read the RSS Feed?

You can view the Syndicated Feeds by using an RSS Aggregator. A list of RSS Aggregators is available by searching your favourite Search Engine. For example, Google's list

Can you recommend any particular Aggregators for my Operating System?




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