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You can also subscribe to an RSS feed of individual forum topics using the (RSS Feed) link at the top of the topic.

Below is a brief guide to what RSS feeds are and how to use them. It is far from comprehensive - if you don't understand any of it, try google :)

RSS feeds are a form of XML - HTML is also a form of XML, which is why they look similar. You can view them with a RSS feed reader such as Newz Crawler, Feed Demon or Awasu. I use an extension for firefox called Sage myself, or as a 'Live Bookmark' in firefox.

The advantage of RSS feeds is that you can customize how you view regularly updated content such as news, or the latest posts on this website. Because it's just text, it's often quicker and easier to read, and you can view feeds from multiple sources alongside, or with a couple of clicks. Also, because it's only text that's being downloaded, there's little or no wait. You can also see at a glance with most readers which feed has been updated since you last looked.

This is what the BBC website has to say about its newsfeeds:

Feeds are also known as RSS. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'. In essence, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people....

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.

Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail....

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to feeds much easier.

Wikipedia also has a pretty good article here.