Inexplicable RSS widget behavior

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  • #1186640

    teratomazone
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    I’m trying to display a Tumblr RSS feed in my sidebar, but it shows “An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.” This feed works with Netvibes and Google, so I know it’s not down. The widget title links to the blog’s URL or the individual post’s.

    Oddly, I’m using two other instances of the RSS widget with no problems. One of them is a Tumblr RSS as well. Both that one, and the one I’m having trouble with use custom .tk domains.

    I’ve tried removing the working one, thinking perhaps only one was allowed, but that didn’t work.

    The one causing problems had items shared from the source blog. Could that cause some kind of feedback/time-out? I removed those posts, but perhaps they’re still causing problems for the feed?

    I don’t know, just guessing. I can’t think of anything about it that differs from the one that works.

    The blog I need help with is teratomazone.wordpress.com.

    #1186762

    timethief
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    And how can we possibly help when you failed to provide the RSS URL for the feed you are referring to?

    #1186768

    teratomazone
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    I suppose it might help. The feed is http://teratoma.tk/rss …The one that works fine is http://minecraft.teratoma.tk/rss …I I suppose I didn’t think about it since they both work in other readers.

    #1186828

    teratomazone
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    The inexplicable behavior seems to have become explicable – for the first time since I started using the widget.

    It took the self-referencing posts a while to disappear from the RSS feed after deleting them from the Tumblr site, so I suspect there may be a policy or something in the code preventing such a thing. Makes sense anyway.

    Curious to know for sure, but I’m not gonna worry about it.

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