acs feeds broken?

September 3, 2010 at 8:53 am | | literature, stupid technology, wild web

I was forced to update all my ACS feeds in my RSS reader (Google Reader). None of the ACS feeds I follow had updated for a couple days. I think ACS switched over to Feedburner and their old feeds stopped updating. Anyone else have this problem?

And TOC images seem brokenish with the new feeds

UPDATE: Alex updated us on the issues. I’m happy that ACS is migrating to a better system. They really tried to redirect, but there are some problems. I think the new feeds seem to be working well now!


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  1. Damn, you’re right, now I have to go through and resubscribe to a bunch…

    Comment by Will — September 3, 2010 #

  2. So yea the feeds are changed but my GReader is showing images fine, as far as I can tell.

    In better news, it looks like they have started including all the authors on the feeds!

    Comment by pat — September 3, 2010 #

  3. OK, maybe this is a good thing. but i just wish that they had warned us!

    Comment by sam — September 3, 2010 #

  4. Hi all,

    Sorry about the feeds. We did migrate the feeds to a new system, and we are also using feedburner to serve them out. We put redirects in place so that the migration would be seamless, but unfortunately Google Reader in particular has issues when feeds get newly redirected. You can verify that the redirects work by putting the old feed urls directly into your browser or any other feed reader.

    Since Google has no official channel for support, we’ve had to rely on forum posts to try to determine a fix, but apparently the only solution is to wait a few days until whatever needs to happen on Google’s side happens. It’s horrible, and we hope the redirects start working for Google Readers very soon.

    Again, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience. I’ll keep an eye on this thread in case any of you have any other questions that I can answer. Thanks for your continued support.

    Alex Kim
    Web Product Development Manager
    ACS Publications

    Comment by Alex — September 3, 2010 #

  5. Hmm, my TOC images are busted 50% of the time, but some are ok.

    Comment by Kendall — September 5, 2010 #

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