The Noisy Channel

 

Apologies to Google Reader Users

March 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

For some reason that I have still not diagnosed, readers who view the RSS feed for this blog using Google Reader are seeing a handful of bogus entries in the feed–something like this. I don’t know why those entries are showing up, let alone why they seem to congregate at the front of the feed. If anyone has suggestion on how to diagnose or resolve the issue, I’d greatly appreciate it. In the mean time, I apologize for the incovenience and annoyance.

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Agitationist // Mar 8, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I use Google Reader, and yes, I’ve noticed this happening.
    I gather that you’re using WordPress – at the risk of stating the obvious, I’d say your prime culprits would be any plug-ins you might have installed shortly before the problem began, if any – disabling them would tell you.
    Also, did you upgrade to WP 2.7.1 just before this happened? If so, another check would be to (carefully) downgrade back to 2.7. I’d check the wordpress forums first to see if anyone else had similar problems.
    Or perhaps 2.7.1 doesn’t play nicely with the Cutline theme. You might want to check with their support. Perhaps they even have an update for the new WP version?
    Since it appears the posts are accidentally publishing as you’re writing, another idea that occurs is some kind of Ajax script that’s mis-firing, though I’m no expert on that.
    Just a few (fairly obvious) ideas…

  • 2 Daniel Tunkelang // Mar 9, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Thanks for the advice–I had thought of some but not all of those possibilities. What I suspect is that I have some detritus from deleted posts (quite possibly from a plug-in gone wrong) that is somehow showing up now (most likely because of the upgrade). I tried to export everything to look at it, but that actually took down the site. I’ll try it again and see if I can find the bogus posts.

Clicky Web Analytics