Sharpreader is Combining RSS Feeds September 21, 2005 2:09 AM   Subscribe

For the past week or so, Sharpreader has been combining Metafilter and AskMetafilter feeds, even though I'm subscribed to each separately. In other words, my Ask Metafilter feed ( is picking up Metafilter threads, and my Metafilter feed ( is picking up AskMe feeds. Things used to work properly, and I haven't changed anything at my end. Is anyone else seeing this?
posted by Zair TL to Bugs at 2:09 AM (6 comments total)

sounds like something the authors of the app did, no?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:47 AM on September 21, 2005

I'm subscribed to both and haven't noticed this.
posted by cillit bang at 4:57 AM on September 21, 2005

I'm looking at the XML files themselves right now and I don't see that. Must be a Sharpreader thing, like Matt suggests.
posted by Plutor at 5:01 AM on September 21, 2005

Kind of related question: I am using the Google personalized home page, and you can add your own RSS feeds, so I added AskMe and MeFi (same URL as Zair TL gave in his question).... if I manually type in the URL it shows me the XML doc that contains the latest and most current posts...but when the headlines show up on my Google personalized home page, it's outdated (10 or so posts behind). How do I make it so that I get the most up to date list?
posted by omair at 10:12 AM on September 21, 2005

Yeah, the google/ig page updating is only once every couple hours it seems
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:30 AM on September 21, 2005

This is not a Sharpreader issue. I just downloaded Feedreader. With a completely fresh install, I added a feed for Immediately it filled the feed with the latest posts from the blue instead of the green. Yet when I load that URL manually in a browser, the xml file has only AskMe content as expected.

Could this be because I'm behind a corporate firewall? I don't know if I'm seeing this behavior when I'm connected at home-- I'll make note of that tonight-- but I'm definitely seeing it when I connect my laptop to the network at work.
posted by Zair TL at 4:53 PM on September 28, 2005

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