Note of Interest to Those Who Follow This Blog Via RSS
Posted on July 16, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 17 Comments
It appears that if I update older blog posts, they will sometimes post to the RSS feed as if they are new. Don’t ask me why; just be aware it might happen from time to time. If I can figure out a way to fix it I will.
That’s fine – I want to know about the updates.
Somewhat OT, but do you notice the occasional spams getting posted to old comment threads? They pop up now and again in the blatherations box.
Those of us who use RSS a lot will understand and deal with it like grownups. Most sites have the same problem from time to time.
As Mike Moody says, it happens with most other blogs. But if you find a fix, please let the world know it!
That’s actually how RSS ought to work so don’t fret too much :)
Yep, they do. Good luck fixing it! They do show up italicized rather than bolded again, so I can ignore them pretty easily.
I quite like getting updates through RSS. Although I only skim half of my feeds anyway so am not bothered if I realise I’ve read something before.
That explains a lot about yesterday for us.
FWIW, as one who reads your blog via RSS, I prefer it to work that way because when you add an update to a post, I get to see it. If you can set it up so that you choose whether it’ll be seen as new for the RSS feed, then it would be great to continue to get the updates. Thanks!
I hereby throw my hat in with the “updates should show up, RSS is awesome” crowd.
It’s fine. Good RSS readers can deal with it.
(Damn, pressed «post» too early. I meant to add that it’s an expected behaviour.)
What Davon and Erika said. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature :)
No worries, John. I barely noticed. Why? Because CNN does this ALL THE TIME. I see three or five or ten versions of certain stories pop up in my RSS feed because they made some very minor change. Sometimes the stories are months old.
This probably has something to do with Google violating their motto and killing reader.
It happens. And it works for me.
I was afraid you wouldn’t see this in full threads. Just curious: is your dog pregnant?