Proposed change to forum RSS feed title format

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Proposed change to forum RSS feed title format

#1 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:18 pm

Currently, the title format for the forum RSS feed is:

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    <forum name> :: <subject>
eg.

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    Portable Freeware Submission :: Small portable freeware emulator list
I have received feedback that this title format has problems with RSS feed readers that truncates message titles eg. Firefox:

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    Portable Freeware Submission :: Small port...
Therefore, I am thinking of reversing the title format to:

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    Small portable freeware emulator list :: Portable Freeware Submission
If you have any comments, please let me know by the end of the week. Otherwise, I will be making the change next Monday or so.

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#2 Post by Fluffy » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:47 pm

As long as I get me news, me be happy! Haven't had any problems at all with Opera though.
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#3 Post by Simon.T » Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:16 pm

a good way, at least for me, to manage my (and yours) TPFC RSS subscriptions, and a bit more...

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about the "TPFC Forum Index" and "The Portable Freeware Collection" they are the same (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/rss.php), I just think that it'll be better to give it (The Portable Freeware Collection) other name, for 2 reasons:
a. there is already The Portable Freeware Collection (http://feeds.feedburner.com/pfc)
b. here at http://portablefreeware.com/forums/index.php I see "The Portable Freeware Collection Forum Index", it's too long so I did TPFC!

but this is only me :)

Simon, TPFC fan :P

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Feedburner?

#4 Post by Torpedro » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:47 am

Hi!

Since it's RSS related i thought i could post it here.

Obviously on february 5th you changed the url in the RSS from
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Article:
* http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1403
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Article:
* http://feeds.feedburner.com/1071+1202169538
When i click the new link i get the following error message (using Opera):

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Anybody else has problems with that?

Thank you.

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#5 Post by Andrew Lee » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:24 am

I think you must have caught the feed during a bad time.

The URL is now in the form:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1403&ts=nnnnnnnn

The reason for the change is detailed here.

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#6 Post by Torpedro » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:20 am

OK, with this hidden URL (http://www.portablefreeware.com/feedburner.php) i get a link to portablefreeware. (Opera still uses the bad URL when selecting the RSS directly from the page).
BUT the link is in this form:

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http://www.portablefreeware.com/1406+1203942087
where i get

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Not Found
The requested URL /1406 was not found on this server.


Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
because the correct URL is used in the form:

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http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1406+1203942087
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1406+1203942087

Is there another hidden Link for the perfect RSS feed?

Thank you!

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Well

#7 Post by Zach Thibeau » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:23 am

Well for one thing I know that using Opera mini on my cell phone causes tpfcs rss feed to not even load at all

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#8 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:06 am

Can someone else verify this please?

I am pretty sure the URL of the feed items is in the format that I have described.

Verified with Firefox, Greatnews and Google Reader.

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#9 Post by Torpedro » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:04 am

It's working for me since Saturday march 1st. 8)

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