View recent offers and requests from newest to oldest with RSS

RSS enables you to view recent service ads in the order of creation or change (instead of by category). 

Your time bank coordinator can also configure your time bank to make this even easier.  If that has not yet been done for your time bank, you can do the following yourself:

Using any web browser:

  • For requests, enter <yourtimebankname>timebanks.org/all_requests/rss.xml in your web browser's address area, where <yourtimebankname> is the short name of your time bank, e.g. northeast.
  • For offers, enter <yourtimebankname>timebanks.org/all_offers/rss.xml in your web browser's address area, where <yourtimebankname> is the short name of your time bank, e.g. northeast.

Using the Firefox web browser:

  1. Log into your time bank and hover the mouse over the "GIVE & RECEIVE" tab.  The first three options are View All Requests, View All Offers, and View All Service Ads (which is all requests and offers combined).
  2. Click on View All Offers, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on the RSS icon Syndicate content.  When the Subscribe with Live Bookmark window pops up, save the RSS feed as a bookmark.
  3. Open that new bookmark and you’ll see the latest offers--approximately newest to oldest.  When you click on an ad, the details will appear in Community Weaver (if you are logged in).
  4. Repeat the above steps for View All Requests or View All Service Ads if you'd like to see them as well.

Using the Internet Explorer web browser:

  1. Log into your time bank and hover the mouse over the "GIVE & RECEIVE" tab.  The first three options are View All Requests, View All Offers, and View All Service Ads (which is all requests and offers combined).
  2. Click on View All Offers, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on the RSS icon Syndicate content. The most recent ads will appear in date order.  You can change the sort order or view specific categories.
  3. Repeat the above steps for View All Requests or View All Service Ads if you'd like to see them as well.

Using the Google Chrome web browser:

  1. Log into your time bank and hover the mouse over the "GIVE & RECEIVE" tab.  The first three options are View All Requests, View All Offers, and View All Service Ads (which is all requests and offers combined).
  2. Click on View All Offers, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on the RSS icon Syndicate content.  Chrome will then prompt you to save the RSS feed in an extension. It will give you the option of which extension you would like to use, and also let you install the extension.
  3. While logged into your time bank, you will see the extension button on the right side of the address bar. Click the extension to view the RSS. It should self-update.
  4. Repeat the above steps for View All Requests or View All Service Ads if you'd like to see them as well.

Using the Safari web browser:

  1. Log into your time bank and hover the mouse over the "GIVE & RECEIVE" tab.  The first three options are View All Requests, View All Offers, and View All Service Ads (which is all requests and offers combined).
  2. Click on View All Offers, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on the RSS icon Syndicate content.  Safari will automatically download the feed and install it in your default RSS reader. On OS X, the default RSS client is Mail. You can also use any RSS application that you choose. If you are unsure which applications are available, there is a good roundup here.
  3. You can then use your chosen application to view the RSS feed.
  4. Repeat the above steps for View All Requests or View All Service Ads if you'd like to see them as well.

More information is available about finding offers and requests.