Thursday, May 21, 2009

Computer Nerds: Help My RSS Feed

Or the Portland Tribune. Whichever. Here is my brilliant idea that is possibly impossible and probably tedious. I subscribe to the Trib's RSS feed through NetNewsWire (it's a reader!). Every time they update a story (like change a misspelled word, add missing punctuation, add "alleged" between phrases like "a Tigard Man wanted for the" and "a Gresham Man wanted for the" and words like "murder" and "assault", etc.), I get a new item in my feed. I would like, when I read the most recent version of the story, for my reader to mark all prior versions as read. Either that or could someone send a tutorial to the Trib's web guy on how to edit stories before posting them. Or how to update an old post without creating a new one.


Thank you for your time.

Haha- did this edit just come up as a new item in a news feed? If so, sorry!


Seph said...

Yeah, I've been getting a whole mass of duplicate posts recently. I couldn't tell if it was edited posts getting republished or some glitch in Blogger's RSS system. I have no idea how to fix it (I'd imagine you'd have to find an RSS reader with the right features), but if you do, let me know!

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