30 November 2004

Feedster: Notice the archives don't list all the days you post?

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November, 2004
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See those days in blue? Those are the days that Feedster has something listed and linked.

However, if you look at this weblog's archive, you'll see that there are days that there have been entires, but there's nothing listed in Feedster.

27, 28, and 29.


All linked and archived by day on Mud's Tests, but no links on the Feedster Calendar.

What's up with that?

How does Feedster decide "which days not to archive something"?

Another hole

Here's a sample of a blog-entry that Feedster does list on its Calendar.

However, when we go to the Feedster search option, and type in the name of that archived blog entry, it doesn't show up.

By way of comparison, Yahoo shows quite a number of hits. If we narrow the search onto Feedster, we come up with only one hit; while Google even picks up eight.

In other words, there are many filters:

  • Feeds don't get archived
  • Those feeds that are archived don't necessarily appear in the search within Feedster
  • Outside searche engines pick up even less.

    It seems reasonable to expect that an "archived feed" would appear; and that someone to "test out feedster" should be able to see their own material in a simple search.

  • Why would someone want to use Feedster as a "blog search tool" when Feedster doesn't show the material in a "simple way"?

  • How much other information that exists in the Feedsters' feeds ... isn't showing up; and what are the real search requirements [in terms of codes, words, and entries] to make feedster work?
  • Ref Notice the Calendar.




    November, 2004
    1 2 3 4 5 6
    7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    21 22 23 24 25 26 27
    28 29 30





    See those days in blue? Those are the days that Feedster has something listed and linked.

    However, if you look at this weblog's archive, you'll see that there are days that there have been entires, but there's nothing listed in Feedster.

    27, 28, and 29.


    All linked and archived by day on Mud's Tests, but no links on the Feedster Calendar.

    What's up with that?

    How does Feedster decide "which days not to archive something"?

    Another hole

    Here's a sample of a blog-entry that Feedster does list on its Calendar.

    However, when we go to the Feedster search option, and type in the name of that archived blog entry, it doesn't show up.

    By way of comparison, Yahoo shows quite a number of hits. If we narrow the search onto Feedster, we come up with only one hit; while Google even picks up eight.

    In other words, there are many filters:

  • Feeds don't get archived
  • Those feeds that are archived don't necessarily appear in the search within Feedster
  • Outside searche engines pick up even less.

    It seems reasonable to expect that an "archived feed" would appear; and that someone to "test out feedster" should be able to see their own material in a simple search.

  • Why would someone want to use Feedster as a "blog search tool" when Feedster doesn't show the material in a "simple way"?

  • How much other information that exists in the Feedsters' feeds ... isn't showing up; and what are the real search requirements [in terms of codes, words, and entries] to make feedster work?
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