20 February 2005

Ping, PingOMatic, 20-Feb-05 UTC 02:19:54

PingOMatic/FeedMesh provide an incorrect error message. This is not a one-off, nor isolated to the last 48 hours. Have seen this over the past week.

On a regular basis, despite waiting more than 30 minutes between pings-updates-blogchanges, continue to get the following error message:


Error Message


Weblogs.com results:
Error!

Thanks for the ping, however we can only accept one ping every half-hour.


Looks like the clock used to link between "the message output" and the actual time elapsed is not consistent. The clock is registering one time, while the error message appears to be a standard output, regardless the actual time elapsed.

I would see if there was a mix-up between the codeblocks associated with "elapsed time" and "the output message". Perhaps the pings are getting accepted, despite sufficient time, but the message is incorrect.

Then again, maybe the ping is not accepted, and the clock-time is actually not matching reality.

Who knows. It's annoying, though. I have no idea whether content is getting posted through weblogs or not. I don't like to be told to wait more 30 minutes, and do so...only to get the same message an hour later.

I also do not like that "my blog" is logged as having a "problem," when I'm taking sufficient time between pings. Again, let's make tools that work with how people blog, and not make people wait.

Feeds and XML are supposed to make things easier and more streamlined, not cause people to delay getting on with "other things."

Other Blogs in re PingOmatic and FeedMesh

  • Unable to post in PingOMatic blog.

  • Suggestion for PingOmatic, have a "universal button" to avoid having to update the URL for pings.

  • Comment to adjust pings based on content changes, not time.

  • Ref: WeblogAlot gets added to the, but the feed submissions don't register.

    Editorial

    It would have been very helpful had Moreover worked closely with PingOmatic and MSN Spaces to say, "Just sign up with PingOMatic, and don't worry about this ping stuff."

    In re WebBlogALot, why bother to incorporate a new service that doesn't seem to integrate; then require ping-updates to use a new URL with the added service; then have no means to post in an open blog-spot; and then do nothing about the incorrect time delays in Weblogs?

    No answer. No change. I'm not impressed.

    I'm starting to see a pattern here. Looks like a platform called PingOMatic is the common element, and there's an opportunity for perhaps a more responsive system to jump in and work more closely with FeedMesh.

    http://pingomatic.com/ Ref

    Free service, still means service

    Don't call yourself a free service if the service is lousy. Call yourself a "free, not necessarily reliable attempt to do what others might do better."

    Should I be happy that it's "free"? Oxygen is free, but I don't like it when there's dust in it. Thanks for asking.

    If you want my blog comments to be open for comments, start getting your system to work, and I might think about it. Otherwise, use your tag in Technorati and link to my blog using this tag .

    You'll notice that there's no apostrophe, as those kind of tags don't show up, as Dave Hoare has demonstrated. Dave is on my list of "People who are responsive." Thanks, Dave.

    Tags to Ping O Matic in Technorati

    Tags work. They are great to share lessons learned about specific products that do not work well.

    Ref Ref Michael, your tag shows up just fine in Technorati. Good job!
  • PingOMatic/FeedMesh provide an incorrect error message. This is not a one-off, nor isolated to the last 48 hours. Have seen this over the past week.

    On a regular basis, despite waiting more than 30 minutes between pings-updates-blogchanges, continue to get the following error message:


    Error Message


    Weblogs.com results:
    Error!

    Thanks for the ping, however we can only accept one ping every half-hour.


    Looks like the clock used to link between "the message output" and the actual time elapsed is not consistent. The clock is registering one time, while the error message appears to be a standard output, regardless the actual time elapsed.

    I would see if there was a mix-up between the codeblocks associated with "elapsed time" and "the output message". Perhaps the pings are getting accepted, despite sufficient time, but the message is incorrect.

    Then again, maybe the ping is not accepted, and the clock-time is actually not matching reality.

    Who knows. It's annoying, though. I have no idea whether content is getting posted through weblogs or not. I don't like to be told to wait more 30 minutes, and do so...only to get the same message an hour later.

    I also do not like that "my blog" is logged as having a "problem," when I'm taking sufficient time between pings. Again, let's make tools that work with how people blog, and not make people wait.

    Feeds and XML are supposed to make things easier and more streamlined, not cause people to delay getting on with "other things."

    Other Blogs in re PingOmatic and FeedMesh

  • Unable to post in PingOMatic blog.

  • Suggestion for PingOmatic, have a "universal button" to avoid having to update the URL for pings.

  • Comment to adjust pings based on content changes, not time.

  • Ref: WeblogAlot gets added to the, but the feed submissions don't register.

    Editorial

    It would have been very helpful had Moreover worked closely with PingOmatic and MSN Spaces to say, "Just sign up with PingOMatic, and don't worry about this ping stuff."

    In re WebBlogALot, why bother to incorporate a new service that doesn't seem to integrate; then require ping-updates to use a new URL with the added service; then have no means to post in an open blog-spot; and then do nothing about the incorrect time delays in Weblogs?

    No answer. No change. I'm not impressed.

    I'm starting to see a pattern here. Looks like a platform called PingOMatic is the common element, and there's an opportunity for perhaps a more responsive system to jump in and work more closely with FeedMesh.

    http://pingomatic.com/ Ref

    Free service, still means service

    Don't call yourself a free service if the service is lousy. Call yourself a "free, not necessarily reliable attempt to do what others might do better."

    Should I be happy that it's "free"? Oxygen is free, but I don't like it when there's dust in it. Thanks for asking.

    If you want my blog comments to be open for comments, start getting your system to work, and I might think about it. Otherwise, use your tag in Technorati and link to my blog using this tag .

    You'll notice that there's no apostrophe, as those kind of tags don't show up, as Dave Hoare has demonstrated. Dave is on my list of "People who are responsive." Thanks, Dave.

    Tags to Ping O Matic in Technorati

    Tags work. They are great to share lessons learned about specific products that do not work well.

    Ref Ref Michael, your tag shows up just fine in Technorati. Good job!
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