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Cannot Reproduce News Feeds duplicated after upgrade

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Cory Booth, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Cory Booth

    Cory Booth Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    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?
     
  3. Cory Booth

    Cory Booth Well-Known Member

    One feed in particular is:
    https://staffordalert.com/rssfeed.php
    This feed sends in local alerts. Each time I upgrade I get slammed with weather alerts that are six or more months old...
    No biggie - it could be - like you said - the feed itself...
     
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    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?
     
  5. Cory Booth

    Cory Booth Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Did this happen with the 1.0.0 upgrade?
     
  7. Cory Booth

    Cory Booth Well-Known Member

    Nope...
    It doesn't appear to have...
     
  8. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Go Mike, Go Mike, another bug fixed :D
     
  9. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    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...
     
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