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Cannot reproduce  News Feeds duplicated after upgrade

Cory Booth

Well-known member
#1
It seems like after every upgrade - the news feeder application (where RSS feeds are posted into a forum) freaks out and forgets where it last left off. I lost a ton of FaceBook users when my RSS Grafitti was overwhelmed with 100s of "new" RSS feeds from my site when in fact they were already posted six months earlier.

My Twitter account also re-posted "new" feeds which were old as well.

My Porta page reflected "new" threads which were six - seven months old.

I wound up going back and deleting hunderds of duplicated RSS news feed posts and then cleaning up my fan page....

Any ideas?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
I have to say this isn't something I've seen, and I don't see why it would happen either. The only thing I could think of is related to the feed changing components that are used for duplicated handling (making the system think they're new).

What feed(s) are you using? Anyone else had this?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#4
Just to clarify: "each time you upgrade" - does that mean it's happened more than once? The entries in that feed seem to have a straightforward guid value, which means that they should be quite unique. It's possible that they changed their URL structure, which would trigger that.

It's also worth noting that that feed in particular only goes back to Feb 17th. I'm assuming it's happening with all feed then?
 

Cory Booth

Well-known member
#5
Yes, when the news feed function was introduced... I added my feeds....
Then when ever I did an xf upgrade I noticed lots of older prior posted feeds - reposted.
You can see it first hand on Twitter - twitter.com/aquiacreek

Here is on example - all these - one after another after another when I upgraded....

The National Weather Service In Sterling Virginia Has Issued A * Severe Thunderstorm... http://bit.ly/e8FTAq
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 17:55:11 via AquiaCreek .The National Weather Service Has Issued A Tornado Watch For Stafford County, Valid Until 9am http://bit.ly/e5P38c
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 17:55:09 via AquiaCreek .The National Weather Service Has Issued A Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Stafford County,... http://bit.ly/fKKwkP
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 17:55:08 via AquiaCreek .The National Weather Service Reports A Tornado Warning For Stafford County Until 5pm http://bit.ly/hGgfFm
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 17:55:06 via AquiaCreek .The National Weather Service Has Issued A Tornado Watch For Stafford County, Valid Until 8pm http://bit.ly/gddVWu
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 17:55:05 via AquiaCreek .Fifth District Local Notice To Mariners http://bit.ly/e2qaAg
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 17:15:19 via AquiaCreek ....red Flag Warning In Effect From 9 Am To 9 Pm Est Saturday http://bit.ly/exO4LL
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 17:15:17 via AquiaCreek ....winter Storm Warning In Effect Until 4 Am Est Thursday http://bit.ly/fdEkSv
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 17:15:15 via AquiaCreek ....winter Storm Watch In Effect From Wednesday Afternoon Through Late Wednesday Night http://bit.ly/fOAc3p
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 17:15:14 via AquiaCreek ....winter Storm Watch In Effect From Sunday Morning Through Late Sunday Night http://bit.ly/hWYvRh
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 17:15:12 via AquiaCreek .The National Weather Service Has Issued A Winter Weather Advisory For Stafford County, Valid... http://bit.ly/e5EXRj
5:15 PM Feb 22nd via AquiaCreek
Maybe they get reposted because I delete them - in an effort to clean them up?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#9
No, nothing was changed here. I don't believe anything was changed in previous versions of XF, as it would've triggered for many more people then. I can still only guess that something happened in the feed(s), though I do understand that can be considered unlikely. If it happens again, let us know...