This is my testing for Connections with Channel Source and trying to get content to show up across various networks.
I am trying to get content into relevant hashtag space across networks.
I have a channel, it has an RSS connection, the channel source is not set as "Resend posts with this channel as author". It doesn't seem to show up in diaspora network and I have a connection from Diaspora network to the main channel so I should see all their public posts. I guess diaspora treats this as content originating from somewhere else and doesn't consider it to be a valid connection or just doesn't show "wall" posts from other people, I guess that makes sense.
My option would be to set "resend" as true, but I don't like how this shows in the feed by replacing the author name and icon - I want the main channel to be a community forum of sorts so it needs to show the origins of any pulled in feeds. Some RSS feeds don't link back to their author directly so apart from the article link they'd lose any obvious info that the post is coming from an external source.
Does this mean I need to set up a channel for each of these RSS sources and set "resend" true, put in an avatar and link back to appropriate URL, apply tagging. Maybe that works? It was what was originally suggested way back when I started testing. But then what is it, a private RSS feed, a public RSS feed that doesn't accept new connections? At least the good news is that updating the avatar and renaming the channel is convenient compared to messing with RSS feed supplied connection name and usually missing feed icon.