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Hack-A-Day could use a clue

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Apparently the Panasonic plasma ad buy in Hack-A-Day’s feed was a two-week engagement. Exactly 14 days after they screwed up their feed and spammed me with ads, they’ve done it again. This time they removed the ads, causing each item in their feed to appear as new.

Bryan Price
December 19, 2005 10:12 PM

That's why I set Bloglines to ignore all updates on Hack-A-Day.

Johan Svensson
December 20, 2005 7:26 AM

Apparently Feedburner needs a whack from the clue bat as well. A whole bunch of posts in various feeds I read just got marked as unread since they now have a new feature: images at the bottom of feed entries that shows the number of comments, an "add to" button and other optional stuff. But at least the image is dynamic and unique for each entry, so the URL to it doesn't change. (Until you choose to remove the image feature.)

Adam Kalsey
December 20, 2005 9:32 AM

December 22, 2005 3:50 PM

Sorry for the trouble... we are doing some upgrades to keep up with the crushing traffic. best j

Adam Kalsey
December 22, 2005 5:38 PM

It's not particularly credible to characterize this problem as something do to site traffic or server load. This isn't a technical problem. Your server load didn't cause someone to edit every single feed item and add in a text ad.

January 14, 2006 4:25 AM

HACK .... A .... DAY isnt this supposed to mean there is a hack every day?iv checked it out for a few weeks now and there are definitely no hacks on a daily basis that are truly hacks. and there are not on a daily basis

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