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Hi, I found one of the rss feed from the member page (actually the one in the <link> tag) point to https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/featured-true/rss.xml but this feed has noting to do with mine Instructables and this is a big problem connecting Instructables to Google Buzz :(

I think the feed in the <link> tag should be https://www.instructables.com/member/membername/rss.xml.

Can you help me ?

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_Edo_
_Edo_

9 years ago

no one cares about this bug ?

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StumpChunkman
StumpChunkman

Reply 9 years ago

I'm having the same problem noahw did.  If you're looking for a specific member names rss feed it's:
https://www.instructables.com/member/MEMBER-NAME/rss.xml?show=good

I don't see anything wrong with this rss feed.  You say there's a featured one connected to it?  I'm trying to find it.  Perhaps if you give me more information on how to find it, maybe some screenshots?

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_Edo_
_Edo_

Reply 9 years ago

I'm not trying to get a specific feed but I'm trying to have a standard works the right way ;)

One way a third part service can discover feed on web pages relies on the <link> tag (you can look for it in the source of your profile page).
This way firefox discover feed and give you a nice icon in the location bar (the first screenshot show this icon while I'm on your profile page) but clicking on it open a feed unrelated to you (or any other member) https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/featured-true/rss.xml
like you can see in the second screenshot.

I'm sorry English isn't my first language so I have a hard time trying to do my best explaining this issue ...

Hoping I can explain my problem.

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StumpChunkman
StumpChunkman

Reply 9 years ago

Alright, I see what you're talking about now!  You're right, that link totally doesn't work, and I'm not sure what controls it.  I'll bring that up to the dev-team.

However, there is a fix I can offer now, that we have control over.

If you look at the attached images, I used noahw's page to show how I get the rss feed for his specific page.  The same method can be used for a lot of other pages on the site (instructable categories, forum categories).

Hopefully this helps, and like I said, I'll talk with some people to figure out what's going on with that link in the top corner.

For reference:
Image 01: shows where I select a members rss feed from.
Image 02: shows a drop down menu I select "google" from.
Image 03: shows the final selection screen.

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noahw
noahw

9 years ago

Where are you getting your member rss feeds from?  The seem to be working correctly for me on their member pages.  If I click on the "rss" icon next to scoochmaroo's Instructables, I get the following link:

https://www.instructables.com/member/scoochmaroo/rss.xml?show=instructable

Which is the correct and working rss feed for her projects.

Perhaps I'm not understanding which feed you're talking about though...

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_Edo_
_Edo_

Reply 9 years ago

those icon works right but the html page contains also a <link> tag with a wrong feed ...
you can see this feed with firefox clicking on the feed icon in the location bar and for your profile it's still https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/featured-true/rss.xml

I don't see how this feed can be related to a profile ...

P.S. sorry for my bad English, it's not my first language

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