RSS all over again

Yesterday, our online tech team, ever-vigilante to keep our site ship-shape, updated our RSS templates. Unfortunately, this caused RSS reader applications to think all the entries in the feed were new and downloaded them again. Oops.

We’re sincerely sorry for any problems, inconvenience, or hair-pulling this may have caused. We’ll try to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

– The Mgt.

6 thoughts on “RSS all over again

  1. RocketGuy says:

    Apologies if there’s a fix and I missed it. I still have the make widget on my mac dashboard, and was hoping someday to restore it’s link functionality on the current versions of OS X.

    Anybody done a rewrite? Or is there another solution out there that I missed? I can’t seem to “clip” the rss feed to a widget like a webpage either.

    Anyway, not a total crisis or anything, but the rss feed reset just got me thinking about it again.

    I really should figure out how to recode it, but I can’t quite pull myself away from my other projects for a one-off coding project.

  2. Sam says:

    It was a bit shocking to see an explosion of unread Make in Greader. But all is clear now. Thanks for the explanation!

    1. Sam says:

      texts from last night does this to my gfeed almost daily.

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

View more articles by Gareth Branwyn


Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 - Mare Island, CA

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).