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    • GazHol
    • By GazHol 20th Sep 18, 7:33 AM
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    MSE News RSS feed been disabled?
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    • 20th Sep 18, 7:33 AM
    MSE News RSS feed been disabled? 20th Sep 18 at 7:33 AM
    Has the MSE News RSS feed been disabled?

    The last item I’ve seen is: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2018/09/passport-applicants-hit-out-after-being-given-shorter-than-expec/

    I use Newsify, blog.feedspot.com also shows the last item as 1 week ago.
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    • GazHol
    • By GazHol 24th Sep 18, 11:13 PM
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    • #2
    • 24th Sep 18, 11:13 PM
    Martin’s blog RSS feed also off
    • #2
    • 24th Sep 18, 11:13 PM
    Appears that Martin’s latest blog post also isn’t appearing:
    https://blog.moneysavingexpert.com
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 25th Sep 18, 1:53 PM
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    • #3
    • 25th Sep 18, 1:53 PM
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    • 25th Sep 18, 1:53 PM
    Thanks for flagging this up GazHol, we'll let you know when we have an update.
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    • GazHol
    • By GazHol 3rd Oct 18, 9:17 PM
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    • #4
    • 3rd Oct 18, 9:17 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 18, 9:17 PM
    The News RSS feed worked for a short while, then stopped again.

    Last item was: New bank 'Marcus' launches market-leading 1.5% savings
    27 SEPTEMBER 2018 AT 06:37
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 5th Oct 18, 2:47 PM
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    • 5th Oct 18, 2:47 PM
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    • 5th Oct 18, 2:47 PM
    Thanks

    It's been working for us.

    If anyone else is seeing issues can you let us know please?

    Thank you!
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    • GazHol
    • By GazHol 6th Oct 18, 7:16 PM
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    • #6
    • 6th Oct 18, 7:16 PM
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    • 6th Oct 18, 7:16 PM
    Thanks

    It's been working for us.

    If anyone else is seeing issues can you let us know please?

    Thank you!
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    I’ve tried two different iPad RSS apps (Newsify & Feedly), both show the mortgage prisoners as the latest article: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2018/10/martin-lewis-mortgage-conservative-party-conference/amp/

    The Nationwide insurance article also from the 3rd Oct doesn’t appear, nor does anything after.
    • GazHol
    • By GazHol 25th Oct 18, 3:34 PM
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    • #7
    • 25th Oct 18, 3:34 PM
    RSS re-start
    • #7
    • 25th Oct 18, 3:34 PM
    I’ve not had any luck with my RSS readers until this morning (sometime between 09:10 and 11:00). Articles from the past month re-appeared, although the most up to date one is “New Scottish £20 note revealed” (Which is now 4th from top).

    Is there a permissions setting on the feed that occasionally gets reset back to “public” MSE Andrea?
    • weakpassword
    • By weakpassword 7th Nov 18, 2:00 PM
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    • #8
    • 7th Nov 18, 2:00 PM
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    • 7th Nov 18, 2:00 PM
    It is clear that Silly Con Valley thinking is wrecking things. MSE wouldn't have auto-posted content on a marketing platform to be down for days on end, but RSS? "Sod that thing, it isn't reliant on a middleman" - Mark Zuckerberg[1]

    This is the XML file for the news feed:
    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/feeds/news.rss

    Right now this is the newest item, 5 days old:
    MoneySavingExpert News Feed
    News stories


    Delays to NS&I payments due to technical glitch02/11/18 00:00
    Whoever is in charge of the RSS either doesn't have a clue, or is purposefully trying to reduce its functionality. To get people to use marketing machines/anti-social networks? AOL sucked, and AOL2.0 does too. If users matter then you should focus on user-centric technology, not what seems cool because it is still pretty new to the person signing things off.

    On the www the RSS file is just linked to in user-visible HTML, and not set up in the head as this page is, with something like
    Code:
    	<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="MoneySavingExpert.com Forums RSS Feed" href="/external.php?type=RSS2" />
    The www having a plain link means users' browsers will not notice there is a content feed.

    I use RSS extensively as the content from many sites can be brought together within one interface. No having to run the gauntlet of web design fads. eg how so many pages these days have a fixed menu and lots of animations, just like the s h i t I used to put on Geocities in the 90s. I used frames and gifs, as CSS wasn't a thing, and I thought it looked really cool: the same justification for the horrible norms with responsive web design (or whatever this week's design trend is labelled as).

    [1] Clearly a joke quote. But claiming to empower users, when really a publisher is empowered massively more, is what makes proprietary software and services enriching for an utter minority. And a long-term false economy for actual people.
    • GazHol
    • By GazHol 10th Nov 18, 9:14 PM
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    • #9
    • 10th Nov 18, 9:14 PM
    • #9
    • 10th Nov 18, 9:14 PM
    I’ve not had any luck with my RSS readers until this morning (sometime between 09:10 and 11:00). Articles from the past month re-appeared, although the most up to date one is “New Scottish £20 note revealed” (Which is now 4th from top).

    Is there a permissions setting on the feed that occasionally gets reset back to “public” MSE Andrea?
    Originally posted by GazHol
    The feed came back online again a few days ago, currently the latest item on the RSS feed is:
    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2018/11/guest-comment--what-the-inquiry-into-consumers--access-to-financ/
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 12th Nov 18, 11:09 AM
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    Hi folks

    Is it working ok for everyone now?
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    • GazHol
    • By GazHol 17th Nov 18, 9:46 PM
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    Hi folks

    Is it working ok for everyone now?
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    News feed reappeared on Wednesday, last entry is “Ryanair customers risk £55 fee“.

    Also appeared “Martin Lewis: How much should you save for your kids to go to university? (VIDEO)”

    Is there a regular housekeeping job that runs on a weekly basis to purge old articles? May be that the issue is too many historical items for the feed to hold?
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