How do I delete an RSS feed in NewsGator Online?
I've been using NewsGator Online based on your recommendation, and so far I really like it. Except I subscribed to an RSS feed from a site and I really don't like what the author has to say and would like to delete or unsubscribe from that feed. How do I do that in NewsGator Online?
Glad that you're enjoying the free NewsGator Online RSS reader. I've been using it for quite a while and really think that it's the best and easiest of the many different readers or "RSS aggregators" available today.
However, easiest doesn't mean super easy, and one area where it's not completely obvious how to proceed is unsubscribing from a specific RSS feed.
There are actually two ways you can do it. The first is if you're reading all of your RSS feeds in "aggregated mode" (where they're all shown together), then simply click on the name of the feed you'd like to delete. You'll then only be shown the RSS entries from that feed, but, more importantly, you'll have a few options that you don't get in aggregated mode:
You can see here that not only is Om Malik's weblog quite popular, with 526 subscribers in the NewsGator system (and deservedly so, Om does a great job with his tech and industry news analysis and is a heck of a nice guy too), but that the option you seek is here too: unsubscribe. Click on that and you'll be unsubscribed from the RSS feed of your choice.
The other way you can unsubscribe from an RSS feed is to click on the NewsGator Manager tab on the top. It'll show you a list of every RSS feed to which you're subscribed, as exemplified here:
This time I'm looking at Kevin O'Keefe's Real Lawyers Have Blogs, another weblog well worth reading if you're interested in how the legal profession can reach out and establish a dialog with its marketplace. If I wanted to unsubscribe, I'd simply click on the graphical "X" symbol and it'd be done.
The other elements in this view are worth mentioning too: The HTML button takes you to the weblog home page, the RSS button links to the RSS feed on the site, the All indications what location or locations you want this particular RSS feed accessible (if you've set up a multi-location configuration for NewsGator, something I haven't done, hence "All"), the Pencil icon lets you change or tweak your subscription information for that particular RSS feed (for example, adding a login and password if the feed is secure), and the "X" lets you unsubscribe.
Either way, once you know the trick it's pretty easy to unsubscribe from whatever RSS feed you no longer want. To learn how to subscribe to a new RSS feed, please read my article How do I subscribe to an RSS feed?
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