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Topic # 84439 31-May-2011 10:21 Send private message

For some reason this post in the development forum did not appear in my rss reader:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=72&topicid=81862

Anyone else see it in rss?

(I'm using google reader)

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  Reply # 476116 31-May-2011 10:28 Send private message

The way we cache RSS and distribute it via the CDN adds a 15 minute delay to updates.

The post is in the feed for me.




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  Reply # 476118 31-May-2011 10:32 Send private message

Delay is long gone. I can see the post in the rss feed, but for some reason it is not appearing in Google Reader. Anyone else using Google Reader?



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  Reply # 476126 31-May-2011 10:46 Send private message

Remember Google Reader updates the feeds every hour or so... I use Google Reader (synchronised to FeedDemon) but not specific forum so won't know.





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  Reply # 476131 31-May-2011 10:55 Send private message

The item was posted yesterday, and I have received many updates to other forum feeds since that time.

Most recent update was "China used prisoners in lucrative internet gaming work (WoW gold farming)" in the gaming forum posted on 31-May-2011 10:20.

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  Reply # 476153 31-May-2011 11:49 Send private message

I see it.

Learning Objective-C
from Geekzone forums: latest posts May 30, 2011 (16 hours ago)

ETA...tho that was via the search....when I sort by newest and scroll down to 15-17hrs ago it's not listed... 

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  Reply # 476159 31-May-2011 12:02 Send private message

Strange. I don't see it in search or anywhere.

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  Reply # 476164 31-May-2011 12:14 Send private message

fwiw I searched for "Learning" (w/o quotes) and the feed URL was http://feeds.geekzone.co.nz/GeekzoneForumsLatestPosts



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  Reply # 476224 31-May-2011 14:22 Send private message

Ok, I don't use the 'latest posts' feed. I use the individual forum feeds.

It would be interesting to know if it appears in your Reader feed view when you subscribe and then view the Development forum rss:

http://gadget.geekzone.co.nz/geekzone_forums_rss.asp?forumid=72

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  Reply # 476225 31-May-2011 14:24 Send private message

I can see it in that RSS feed, using Safari.

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  Reply # 476226 31-May-2011 14:33 Send private message

Added to Google Reader, the link shows up there and on FeedDemon after sync...





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  Reply # 477660 4-Jun-2011 09:20 Send private message

I think I know what's going on...

The topic showed in the feed the first time it was created.... It then showed in your reader and you marked it as read.

When a reply is posted, the topic timestamp is updated and it will reflect this change in the feed. But Google Reader recognises this as a previous post, and one you have already marked as read, so it won't show it again.

I am flying out to attend a conference, but will check if there's a way to make RSS entries "unique" and perhaps add that. This should make the reader shows the entry when it's updated, even if it's an old topic already seen.




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  Reply # 477662 4-Jun-2011 09:24 Send private message

It's been a while since I've worked with RSS but I think there's a "guid" field that you can use as a unique ID. Of course, whether it's easy to integrate that with the forum software could be another matter entirely! :)

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  Reply # 477673 4-Jun-2011 10:09 Send private message

That's just a few minutes job. But I'm getting ready to fly out to Las Vegas for the HP conference, so won't look at this for another couple of days.




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  Reply # 477713 4-Jun-2011 12:47 Send private message

I've added a GUID to the forums RSS feeds. It may take an hour or so for all the caches to be flushed, but it's there now.

This means topics with new replies will appear as new in your feed reader from now on, even if you previously maked them as reader. This is because they are now a new item.

The GUID is based on a hash of topic, last author and timestamp. This will ensure it's consistent between multiple reads if nothing changed.
 





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  Reply # 477811 4-Jun-2011 18:59 Send private message

I think you may have broken the feeds doing this...all the links to posts the feeds Geekzone forums: latest posts (http://feeds.geekzone.co.nz/GeekzoneForumsLatestPosts) and Geekzone Technology Community ( http://feeds.geekzone.co.nz/geekzone) are 404'ing

Geekzone Blog: latest posts (http://feeds.geekzone.co.nz/GeekzoneBlogUsers) seems to be ok...

No idea about the others...

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