What’s up with “Read more” links in MakeUseOf’s RSS Feed?

TheAngryPenguin May 7, 2010

Why is it that more and more often, the content in MakeUseOf’s RSS feed contains nothing more than a “Read more…” link?

  1. TheAngryPenguin
    May 30, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Here's how I subscribed:

    1) Open //www.makeuseof.com in Firefox
    2) Click the blue RSS icon in the address bar
    3) Select "Subscribe to 'RSS 2.0'..."

    Note: Selecting any variation (RSS 2.0 or Atom 0.3) results in displaying http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Makeuseof

    4) Copy/Paste "http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Makeuseof" into Mail.app as a RSS feed source

    Also noteworthy: Safari yields the same results (all pointing to the above URL), but it also lists a "RSS .92" variant. If I add //www.makeuseof.com/feed/ to Mail.app as a RSS feed source, the same behavior is observed: numerous posts that only contain "Read more..."

    • Aibek
      June 4, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      thanks we'll investigate this.


    • GeekLad
      June 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm

      Not sure why this is happening. The Feedburner source looks fine, and seems to display just fine in everything but Safari and Mail.app. I built a Yahoo! pipe that does nothing but load in the Feedburner feed, and it works in Safari and Mail.app. You can use this link to subscribe to it:http://muo.fm/9V1BDv

  2. TheAngryPenguin
    May 28, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Ugh -- I didn't realize that I wasn't automatically subscribed to comments -- sorry for the delay! At any rate, I am using Mail.app on OS X 10.6.3. Here's a quick screencast:


    • Aibek
      May 30, 2010 at 5:57 am

      hmmm, I see... May I ask you you what link (RSS/XML etc.) did you use to subscribe to MakeUseOf? Didi you use the makeuseof.com/feed or http://feedproxy.google.com/Makeuseof ?

  3. Aibek
    May 8, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    @ TheAngryPenguin

    There should be something wrong. All MakeUseOf feeds should contain full posts. Could you please send us a screenshot of what you see and the RSS feed you're using?

  4. Steve Campbell
    May 8, 2010 at 7:00 am

    I'm glad you brought this to our attention. I'm not sure why you're experiencing this in your RSS feeds, but rest assured we'll get to the bottom of it.

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