12 January 2005

Pipeline Status, PubSub, 13-Jan-05 UTC 01:46:02

Some PubSub XML-URI/URLs are left for novices to find. People provide friendly links to subscriptions containing possible content that may help others.

However, once these URLs are archived, they are not forever valid. Although the search may have been initially valid in PubSub, the person who created the subscription may have left the link for you to find, but they have deleted the subscription.

You may get the following message:
Message Content

Title: Subscription Canceled [ Link ]
Source: PubSub
Published: 2005-XX-XXT00:00:00-0X:00
Modified: 2005-XX-00T00:00:00-0X:00

This subscription has been canceled. This is the last message that will be delivered. To create a new subscription, please visit our website at www.pubsub.com.

Thanks for using PubSub.com!


This message indicates that a subscription has been cancelled. This is another way of saying:

  • A valid subscription has been created;

  • An XML link was once here;

  • The search has been deleted from the list of searches in the creator's PubSub account;

  • Other content may or may not exist related to this subscription;

  • The search has been terminated;

  • The search-string and subscription can be restarted, if you know the terms used in the subscription-search;

  • The subscription that someone made in PubSub has been deleted from their list in the PubSub box;

  • Their focus, searches, and subscriptions have changed without notifying you;

  • They may have originally left the URI-URL for you to find, it was valid, and related to other things they were talking about; but they have left the link for you despite removing the XML subscription from their individual PubSub box of subscriptions; or

  • They accidentally confirmed "delete" even though they meant to save the subscription. In their grief, they neglected to remove the URI from where they left it, leaving it for you to find.

    Lessons

    In order for you to retain an individual PubSub subscription, you need more than the XML-URI/URL that PubSub gives you.

    If you "want to make space" or are "getting tired of that long list of saved subscriptions," at this point you're out of luck.

    Some end-users create subscriptions to do short-term searches and tasks, while there are other subscriptions that they want to keep, but don't want to look at or be bother with.

    Recommendations

    "It would be nice..." if there were two files or sections to the PubSub subscription. One being the primary file that people use on a day to day or more frequent basis.

    The second file system where the "I made those a long time ago, and don't want to keep looking at them, but I still need them" kind of place.

    This would aid in manageability of the subscriptions.

    One solution would be to create a "working platform" mode whereby end-users could set up a special section whereby they could focus on a single task or project, and then tailor their PubSub subscriptions to that particular objective.

    Think of it this way. We have our daily searches, our archived subscriptions, and then our task-related subscriptions.

    Clearly, such an archiving, foldering, and differentiation within PubSub is outside the current design. Whether this feature becomes a premium content-feature, or is something that end-users create for themselves remains to be seen.

    However, if end-users choose to save their searches on PubSub with the expectation that they can then manage those links elsewhere, keep in mind that the links you have in PubSub may or may not match the linked-subscriptions you've saved in your bookmarks.

    It remains to be seen how PubSub chooses to manage the existing search issues, much less create more elegant folders for different tasks, timeframes, and subscription objectives.
  • Some PubSub XML-URI/URLs are left for novices to find. People provide friendly links to subscriptions containing possible content that may help others.

    However, once these URLs are archived, they are not forever valid. Although the search may have been initially valid in PubSub, the person who created the subscription may have left the link for you to find, but they have deleted the subscription.

    You may get the following message:
    Message Content

    Title: Subscription Canceled [ Link ]
    Source: PubSub
    Published: 2005-XX-XXT00:00:00-0X:00
    Modified: 2005-XX-00T00:00:00-0X:00

    This subscription has been canceled. This is the last message that will be delivered. To create a new subscription, please visit our website at www.pubsub.com.

    Thanks for using PubSub.com!


    This message indicates that a subscription has been cancelled. This is another way of saying:

  • A valid subscription has been created;

  • An XML link was once here;

  • The search has been deleted from the list of searches in the creator's PubSub account;

  • Other content may or may not exist related to this subscription;

  • The search has been terminated;

  • The search-string and subscription can be restarted, if you know the terms used in the subscription-search;

  • The subscription that someone made in PubSub has been deleted from their list in the PubSub box;

  • Their focus, searches, and subscriptions have changed without notifying you;

  • They may have originally left the URI-URL for you to find, it was valid, and related to other things they were talking about; but they have left the link for you despite removing the XML subscription from their individual PubSub box of subscriptions; or

  • They accidentally confirmed "delete" even though they meant to save the subscription. In their grief, they neglected to remove the URI from where they left it, leaving it for you to find.

    Lessons

    In order for you to retain an individual PubSub subscription, you need more than the XML-URI/URL that PubSub gives you.

    If you "want to make space" or are "getting tired of that long list of saved subscriptions," at this point you're out of luck.

    Some end-users create subscriptions to do short-term searches and tasks, while there are other subscriptions that they want to keep, but don't want to look at or be bother with.

    Recommendations

    "It would be nice..." if there were two files or sections to the PubSub subscription. One being the primary file that people use on a day to day or more frequent basis.

    The second file system where the "I made those a long time ago, and don't want to keep looking at them, but I still need them" kind of place.

    This would aid in manageability of the subscriptions.

    One solution would be to create a "working platform" mode whereby end-users could set up a special section whereby they could focus on a single task or project, and then tailor their PubSub subscriptions to that particular objective.

    Think of it this way. We have our daily searches, our archived subscriptions, and then our task-related subscriptions.

    Clearly, such an archiving, foldering, and differentiation within PubSub is outside the current design. Whether this feature becomes a premium content-feature, or is something that end-users create for themselves remains to be seen.

    However, if end-users choose to save their searches on PubSub with the expectation that they can then manage those links elsewhere, keep in mind that the links you have in PubSub may or may not match the linked-subscriptions you've saved in your bookmarks.

    It remains to be seen how PubSub chooses to manage the existing search issues, much less create more elegant folders for different tasks, timeframes, and subscription objectives.
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