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Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by zRnM, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. zRnM

    zRnM Member

  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Confirmed on my test forum. It is something specific to that feed. I will take a closer look to see what's going on and report back.
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  3. zRnM

    zRnM Member

  4. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Looking at the actual feed, my guess is that it does not like the items having no <title> value in them for creating the new threads.

    ... but I'll let Jake or one of the other guys confirm if that is the actual problem.
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  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You are correct. I didn't notice that initially. An empty title is no good. The datawriter won't write out the thread without a title.

    So basically that feed is bad. The current feed system doesn't support custom processing for individual feeds, otherwise you could build the title from something else just for this feed. There is no good solution right now. You could put some hard-coded text into the title template when editing the feed, but that means all imported items from that feed will have the same title.
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  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Actually you can use tokens in the title template. Example:

    Screen shot 2013-03-22 at 6.59.41 PM.png

    But in the case of that particular feed you will get thread titles like this:

    Screen shot 2013-03-22 at 7.00.34 PM.png

    I don't see any good nodes in that feed to use in place of the title.
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  7. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    After poking around RSS feeds this week I was reminded of this thread.

    If the OP is still having a problem try using this for the Title Template...
    {title} {date_modified}
    You'll end up with the date appended to the end of the title and in the case of the FB items that don't have a title then you'll get just the date as the thread title. Not perfect, especially if there are multiple feed items with no titles and they've been posted within the same minute, but at least you'll be able to import the majority of the feed items without problem.

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