Thursday, November 27, 2008

Why I don't like blogger.

Hmm, I think it's happening again. I changed the Planet Ubuntu to only feed on posts tagged 'ubuntu' from now on, and now as an example tagged one post as 'ubuntu', in addition to this one I'm now writing. Google told me that using "Label actions" to change labels wouldn't affect the feed, but it looks like the feed timestamp for my previous, older post was again updated (not the "Published", but "Updated")... so I guess I won't be tagging any further old posts, unless it turns out the previous problem I had was that the Published stamp was also renewed and the Planet Ubuntu ignores Updated stamp.

If you have a solution, please tell it.

Update: Solution found! Thanks, artfwo.

3 comments:

artfwo said...

I had the same problem with Planet Ubuntu Users (ubuntuweblogs.org) just a few days ago. After I updated some tags, it promoted all of my posts to the top of PUU.

The planet software seems to treat updated tag in Atom feeds the same way as published, but this does not happen with RSS feeds.

So, Tiago has then changed my feed to RSS2 (just append ?alt=rss to the feed url) and everything return to normal way. But I guess a bug has to be filed against the planet backend anyway...

Timo Jyrinki said...

Thanks a lot! Indeed that was the solution. RSS software is just a bit too stupid, and not the least because of poorly created specifications.

It looks like Planet doesn't have a bug tracker, only mailing list.

Tristan Rhodes said...

Thanks for sharing this tip, I will have to give it a try. See this post for my frustrations with the planet software:

http://useopensource.blogspot.com/2007/07/when-is-it-wrong-to-fix-typo-on-planet.html