08 April 2005

How to find PubSub subscription content in Newsgator Online despite no indication that content is matching your search terms

Got a PubSub subscription that is reporting no content or is blank in Newsgator Online?

The PubSub subscription may be valid. The problem could be that there's an interface issue between valid content and highlighted aggregator reports in Newsgator Online.

Even though your PubSub subscription is valid, the code is correct, and content is showing up, it may not trigger anything in the aggregator, nor trigger an alert to have that folder highlighted.

For example, if I click on the link in the Newsgator Online subscription stack, I get the standard 32-content items.

I think this is more of a display-integration issue between PubSub and Newsgator. The content is there, just the links aren't consistently providing the content; nor do they signal that new content is showing up.

Workaround for Newsgator Online

If you have a common-term PubSub subscription that displays no content in Newsgator Online:

A. you'll need to have the last few characters of your subscription code from PubSub to make this work;

B. go to subscriptions,

C. scroll down the list of RSS buttons, match your subscription-request with the PubSub URI-code,

D. then click on the second-right button, the RSS-selection. [If you choose the HTML-button, you'll just get the PubSub homepage, not content or links related to your subscription.]

How do I find more than 32 options?

I am still working on a workaround to get all historical content [more than the 32-display items] to show up in Newsgator Online.
Got a PubSub subscription that is reporting no content or is blank in Newsgator Online?

The PubSub subscription may be valid. The problem could be that there's an interface issue between valid content and highlighted aggregator reports in Newsgator Online.

Even though your PubSub subscription is valid, the code is correct, and content is showing up, it may not trigger anything in the aggregator, nor trigger an alert to have that folder highlighted.

For example, if I click on the link in the Newsgator Online subscription stack, I get the standard 32-content items.

I think this is more of a display-integration issue between PubSub and Newsgator. The content is there, just the links aren't consistently providing the content; nor do they signal that new content is showing up.

Workaround for Newsgator Online

If you have a common-term PubSub subscription that displays no content in Newsgator Online:

A. you'll need to have the last few characters of your subscription code from PubSub to make this work;

B. go to subscriptions,

C. scroll down the list of RSS buttons, match your subscription-request with the PubSub URI-code,

D. then click on the second-right button, the RSS-selection. [If you choose the HTML-button, you'll just get the PubSub homepage, not content or links related to your subscription.]

How do I find more than 32 options?

I am still working on a workaround to get all historical content [more than the 32-display items] to show up in Newsgator Online.
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