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Forum Profiles - Latest library community content broken RRS feed

  • Question

  • So after watching the TechEd video that actually features my actual profile <cool>, I went to take a look. You can see it here: http://profile.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/?view=Thomas+Lee.

    One profile page, on the right, it lists my Library Community Content. In my case, the last update shown is May 15th. This is broken (and I think I may know where).
    I am guessing that the Library Community Content is derived from an RSS Feed (in my case: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/user-thomas%20lee(rss).aspx). The problem is that this RSS feed has not bee updated in over 2 months - I've added a LOT of community content since May 15th. If you click on the "Library Community Content" hyper link, it takes you to (again in my case) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/user-thomas%20lee(rss).aspx. Which Is up to date.

    Also, from the http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/user-thomas%20lee(rss).aspx page, clicking the RSS icon to the right of Recent Activity takes me back to to the broken/non-updated RSS feed (i.e. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/user-thomas%20lee(rss).aspx).

    Can we either get the profile to pull information from the right RSS feed, or can we get the RSS feed that is broken fixed?

    Thomas







    Thomas Lee
    Thursday, July 17, 2008 10:54 AM

Answers

  • I should try to clarify, though I know this will likely seem like semantics...

    MSDN is actually 2 big systems (which are then broken into smaller parts). I can only really speak to the Social Platform (which consists of the forums, profile, social bookmarking, etc).

    The other big system is the Library. Unfortunately, I don't have any visibility to that. They may have done an update that I don't know about.

    HTH
    Matt
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Thursday, July 31, 2008 5:48 PM

All replies

  • Still broken.

    Any news?

    Thomas Lee
    Friday, July 25, 2008 11:52 PM
  • Now these community content feeds are totally broken - it shows NO community content.

    Looks like last night's update has screwed up the community content links (my counts are way down - lost 300) and there's no content shown in my profile.




    Thomas Lee
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:32 PM
  • As far as I know, there was no update last night.
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 4:59 PM
  • Hmya, that mysterious update...  It is definitely busted, whereas I previously saw my MSDN library contributions, I'm now seeing this:

    Feed has been permanently moved to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/user-nobugz.rss
    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
    Feed has been permanently moved to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/user-nobugz.rss

    It's a link to nowhere and an obviously uninitialized date.  Look at my profile to verify.  I'm not sure my rate of contributing to MSDN content can keep up with the rate at which it gets obliterated.  Bah.

    Hans Passant.
    Thursday, July 31, 2008 1:02 PM
  • I should try to clarify, though I know this will likely seem like semantics...

    MSDN is actually 2 big systems (which are then broken into smaller parts). I can only really speak to the Social Platform (which consists of the forums, profile, social bookmarking, etc).

    The other big system is the Library. Unfortunately, I don't have any visibility to that. They may have done an update that I don't know about.

    HTH
    Matt
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Thursday, July 31, 2008 5:48 PM
  • Well, I could ask you for the door to knock on, but it doesn't seem worth the trouble.  I think I've knocked before, no answer.  Please tell me one thing though, what are the odds of the people behind that door being liable for breaking the site as a whole or generating an error 500?
    Hans Passant.
    Friday, August 1, 2008 12:09 AM
  • If by "the site" you mean Forums, then slim (the library is actually on different servers than the Social Platform). Obviously, we do have some user sync'ing going on between the systems though, so it's may be theoretically possible for them to affect our system, but I'm not sure to what extent.
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Friday, August 1, 2008 12:16 AM
  • I should also say that in our next release, there will be some major changes to the profile page...
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Friday, August 1, 2008 12:19 AM
  • mattfras said:

    If by "the site" you mean Forums, then slim (the library is actually on different servers than the Social Platform). Obviously, we do have some user sync'ing going on between the systems though, so it's may be theoretically possible for them to affect our system, but I'm not sure to what extent.


    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer



    I don't think the user account syncing is what is causing the error 500, because when it happens to me it affects me if I am logged in or not.
    Friday, August 1, 2008 7:00 AM
  • As we found out, there are a number of reasons for Error 500.  It is the HTML version of Ajax' "There was an error".  We'll have to figure out what Error 500 really means from its context and how quickly it appears.  Getting them to show us the ASP.NET exception trace so we could actually help them debug their code doesn't seem a likely outcome.  It will take at least a year before this code base becomes stable.  It took two years at the old forum site.
    Hans Passant.
    Friday, August 1, 2008 12:25 PM
  • 500 is a generic HTTP status code for "Internal Server error". It has no particular meaning as to the actual error.
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Friday, August 1, 2008 6:25 PM
  • mattfras said:

    As far as I know, there was no update last night.


    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer

    There definitely as an update! And as a result en-gb pages no longer show any content (but change to en-us and it all comes back).

    I wish MSDN would consolidate things - this should be a seamless experience and it isn't.


    Thomas Lee
    • Edited by Thomas Lee Sunday, August 3, 2008 3:28 PM added
    Sunday, August 3, 2008 3:26 PM
  • nobugz said:

    Hmya, that mysterious update...  It is definitely busted, whereas I previously saw my MSDN library contributions, I'm now seeing this:

    Feed has been permanently moved to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/user-nobugz.rss
    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
    Feed has been permanently moved to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/user-nobugz.rss

    It's a link to nowhere and an obviously uninitialized date.  Look at my profile to verify.  I'm not sure my rate of contributing to MSDN content can keep up with the rate at which it gets obliterated.  Bah.

    Hans Passant.


    There was an update to the community content area. Am I the only person to find it amusing that one half of MSDN (e.g. @mattfras) does not know what the other half is doing?

    Thomas Lee
    • Edited by Thomas Lee Monday, August 4, 2008 9:19 AM typo
    Sunday, August 3, 2008 3:30 PM
  • It's a big company, 79,000 employees trying to talk to each other takes a while.  There were some legendary problems at the old forum site that took different divisions working together to resolve.  Alerts delivery (MSDN + MSN), about 9 months to fix.  The horrid stale login cookie problem (MSDN + Live(?)), close to a year.  Scary stuff.
    Hans Passant.
    Sunday, August 3, 2008 4:03 PM
  • nobugz said:

    It's a big company, 79,000 employees trying to talk to each other takes a while.  There were some legendary problems at the old forum site that took different divisions working together to resolve.  Alerts delivery (MSDN + MSN), about 9 months to fix.  The horrid stale login cookie problem (MSDN + Live(?)), close to a year.  Scary stuff.


    Hans Passant.

    I guess I'm not expecting all of MS to talk together - just the MSDN/TechNet teams. The Wiki's now seem separate (between the two brands), and sepearate again from forums. Is it really too much to ask for a little change management (like announcing before the upgrade that an upgrade is taking place, communicating the impact of hte upgrade, etc)???

    MSDN should take alook at Microsoft Optimization! :-)


    Thomas Lee
    Monday, August 4, 2008 9:22 AM
  • When I look at http://profile.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/?view=Thomas+Lee I see community library contributions from 8/4... Maybe this clitch is resolved?
    Brent Serbus STO Forums Program Manager
    • Proposed as answer by Brent SerbusEditor Monday, August 4, 2008 5:05 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Thomas Lee Tuesday, August 5, 2008 9:10 PM
    Monday, August 4, 2008 5:04 PM
    Answerer
  • Yes, seeing mine too.
    Hans Passant.
    Monday, August 4, 2008 5:12 PM
  • Brent Serbus said:

    When I look at http://profile.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/?view=Thomas+Lee I see community library contributions from 8/4... Maybe this clitch is resolved?


    Brent Serbus STO Forums Program Manager

    But look at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/user-thomas%20lee.aspx

    The problem is the en-gb vs en-us. This was a problem a while ago, but I thought it had been fixed. It seems to have re-appeared in last week's update. I'll just have to remember to use the en-us pages.

    :-(


    Thomas Lee
    • Edited by Thomas Lee Tuesday, August 5, 2008 9:24 PM improve content
    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 9:22 PM
  • nobugz said:

    Yes, seeing mine too.


    Hans Passant.


    Trying changing en-us to en-gb...

    Thomas Lee
    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 9:23 PM
  • Works, yours too.  Looks like she's catching up, whomever he is.
    Hans Passant.
    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 11:48 PM