Oh ... Really?

Freedbacking for Bloglines

Bloglines, Bloglines ... how does thou annoy me? Let me count the ways ...

UPDATE: More bloglines freedbacking - Oct 14, and Bloglines is on my shitlist for good! Fix your shit before adding more shit that is broken also!

We started an email discussion, but that seems to have gotten lost along the way ... and a couple other issues have come up since then as well.

I have been trying to claim my three feeds. I put in the code, and hit the claim buttons. My RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds were verified. My RSS 1.0 did not. It tells me "Authentication by Key Match Failed for site" ... same code, same site, wrong answer. Something is broken.

I also ping Bloglines with each post: http://www.bloglines.com/ping ... supposedly it makes one's feeds appear faster on Blogline. My new posts used to take and hour or two to show up. Now, when I ping, it takes a DAY or two, if they ever show at all. I can force the issue by repeatedly pinging, but that's a pain in the ass. Something is broken.

I have the Bloglines Notifier extension for Firefox. It sits on the status bar at the bottom of the browser window, and tells me when there are new posts. If I hover my mouse over it, it tells me how many new posts there are ... currently it says 801. But at Bloglines, I actually have 14 updated feeds with 40 new posts. I was about to write to the creator of the extension, but then I went to my personalized Google page where I have a Bloglines module installed. It too tells me an incorrect number of posts. Something is broken.

There are still feeds that are not updating correctly. I will read my feeds, and then click on the "My Feeds" tab and it will tell me there are no updated feeds. But if I click on that link, it will sometimes show me some unread feeds. Feeds that were updated hours ago. Not ones that were just updated in the few minutes between clicks. HOURS ago. Other aggregators show them in near real time. Something is broken.

That's all for now ... let's see how many pings it takes for this post to show up ... the first one didn't show up. Let's try for 2 ... 3? I was hoping 3rd time would be the charm, but no ... 4. 5. 6. 7 and that's it, I'm tired. I'll ping some more in the morning ... Ha! The 7th try worked! Geez ... good night Gracie ...

Posted by LissaKay on 08/23/06 at 01:30 AM in Blogging
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