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October 8, 2008 8:27 AM   Subscribe

Is anyone else who uses Bloglines not able to get their Metafilter feed? Mine hasn't come in for about 5 days now. I've tried deleting the feed and resubscribing... to no avail.
posted by gman to Computers & Internet (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yep - I'm in the same boat.
posted by Rewind at 8:34 AM on October 8, 2008

Ditto. I've deleted and resubscribed to a different RSS Metafilter feed and the same. Any ideas about how to fix it?
posted by pised at 8:44 AM on October 8, 2008

I'm not sure if this is relates as it's only happening today, but Bloglines seems to be down. I've also noticed that some of my feeds are unceremoniously dropped from time to time.
posted by Constant Reader at 8:51 AM on October 8, 2008

Bloglines has been being generally flaky for me for a few days now.
posted by Lotto at 8:58 AM on October 8, 2008

Same here. No explanation or insight - just wanted to add to the chorus so that we can figure out how big the problem is -- and if there's anything on the MeFi side that can be done.
posted by davidmsc at 9:02 AM on October 8, 2008

Same here. Not just Metafilter, several of my feeds on Bloglines haven't updated for days. (or longer - I had a feed for the Guardian UK newspaper that hasn't updated on Bloglines in months. Google Reader seems to be getting them just fine, so I have to assume the issue is on the Bloglines side.

I sort of prefer the Bloglines format to Google Reader, but this non-updating feed issue has become a real annoyance. I think I'm gonna have to switch to Google Reader fully.
posted by dnash at 9:11 AM on October 8, 2008

I began having major problems with feeds just failing to update with Bloglines in...April? May? Gawker blog feeds were especially giving me problems, but a bunch of other random, unrelated blogs had the same issue. And it seemed like after awhile some of them would update, but it happened about once a week, and as soon as one started behaving regularly, another broke.

Add this with a lack of concern or even correspondance on their part, and Bloglines' semi-regular downtime (that fucking plumber!), and I eventually jumped ship. Switching to Google Reader has been great. No downtime, everything updates regularly, and I prefer the interface now. I liked Bloglines because it had a slick, no-frills interface, but now it seems clunky in comparison.
posted by almostmanda at 9:30 AM on October 8, 2008

I emailed them about the Metafilter feed 4 days ago. No surprise... no response. Today, NO feeds are coming in. The plumber's too busy crying about his portfolio.
posted by gman at 9:36 AM on October 8, 2008 [1 favorite]

I guess I'll be giving Google Reader a try. Now all I have to do is try and remember every feed I'm subscribed to as Bloglines won't even let me log in to export. Damn.
posted by Constant Reader at 9:46 AM on October 8, 2008

Ditto. Especially this month - feeds have been dropping all over the place. It's not pretty. (I'm using their Beta - don't know if that has any bearing on it.) Currently researching where to make a jump to - because darn it, feed readers should NOT be that complicated! Oh, if Newsgator only used something other than IE for its internal browser... I'd be back in a hot minute.
posted by twiki at 9:52 AM on October 8, 2008

Both beta and their old version are phooked.
posted by gman at 10:01 AM on October 8, 2008

k. Aside from Google Reader, any other suggestions?
posted by gman at 10:07 AM on October 8, 2008

Mine seems to be working right now, but it's been flaky for quite a few months now.

I'd be interested in hearing other suggestions as well.
posted by SteveInMaine at 12:36 PM on October 8, 2008

I'm trying out right now.
posted by gman at 1:01 PM on October 8, 2008

just dittoing I have the problem too -- metafilter for a few days, askmetafilter starting sometime this afternoon.
posted by Soulbee at 1:36 PM on October 8, 2008

Bloglines seems to be up now. I got in and was able to at least export my feeds to import into another reader.
posted by Constant Reader at 1:44 PM on October 8, 2008

I just dropped Bloglines and went to google reader because of these problems. I like Blogline's format better, but it was just getting too frustrating to keep losing feeds.

Actually, Google Reader is pretty good, and I like that you can share feeds with your google contacts who also use reader.
posted by lunasol at 2:01 PM on October 8, 2008

Ditto lunasol. Bloglines is borked.
posted by CwgrlUp at 3:36 PM on October 8, 2008

I use Bloglines, but I don't subscribe to Metafilter feeds. However, about 25% of the 50-some feeds that I subscribe to (including some major websites) either haven't displayed new posts at all or the feed has the red [!] warning after the name in the folder. I'm not sure what's going on, but I think it must be bigger than just the Metafilter feed. I've had intermittent problems with Bloglines, but it's gotten worse in the past 1-2 weeks.

(I haven't been using Beta; it doesn't seem to work correctly on my craptastically slow internet connection -- I'm afraid that Beta will be coming to stay, and I don't much care for Google Reader myself. I'd like something that looks and acts EXACTLY like Bloglines.. well, on its good days.)
posted by Mael Oui at 8:45 PM on October 8, 2008

I'm having the same problems. The Slashdot feed hasn't updated for days now. I just exported all my feeds and re-imported everything into Google Reader. Works like a charm and the interface is very similar to Bloglines Beta. I think I'll stick with Google.
posted by cerbous at 2:27 AM on October 9, 2008

I deleted and re-subbed several times last week - no luck. Finally worked last night.
posted by minus zero at 12:53 PM on October 9, 2008

Is their plumber named Joe? But seriously, any way to easily move my feeds over to Google Reader? I'm frustrated with Bloglines, but don't want to spend hours setting things up again.
posted by iamkimiam at 7:40 AM on October 16, 2008

I finally got fed up with my missing feeds and went looking for answers. I found none in the Bloglines forum, which had no comments after September 25 and 500 pages of spam comments, so I'm thinking it's been officially left for dead. Apparently the founder of Bloglines is beginning to suspect the same thing.

iamkimiam (and anyone else still reading), there is a super easy way to move your feeds: first, scroll down to the Additional Features section in the left panel, below your list of feeds. Click the "Export Subscriptions" option and Bloglines will save your subscriptions as an opml file. Most readers (including Google Reader) will have instructions on how to import your feeds using this file.
posted by stefanie at 12:50 AM on October 19, 2008

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