RSS bug-a-boos March 16, 2006 8:04 AM   Subscribe

1. Deleted MetaTalk threads still show up in RSS (example)
2. MetaTalk RSS includes titles for threads, but the actual thread only uses the post number for a title. Discuss.
posted by blue_beetle to Bugs at 8:04 AM (2 comments total)

I blame Dave Winer.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:45 AM on March 16, 2006

1. Actually, they don't. Look at the RSS feed for MetaTalk, and it's not on there. The problem is whatever you use to read feeds, that checked for an update during the few minutes the post was up, and cached it. This happens with bloglines all the time, where if bloglines sees something, everyone that subscribes sees it, no matter what you do on the server to delete it.

2. I agree "comments on 1495" isn't very helpful, I'll make the titles the same as the RSS feed (and while "I want to ask about..." isn't totally helpful, it's better than the thread ID)
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:04 AM on March 16, 2006

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