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Thu, 07 Apr 2005 15:19:48 GMT
Banned by Slashdot

Every few months, I get the following or similar email.

I have just received a message via RSS that my headline reader has been banned [by Slashdot].

I investigated and found that this RSS reader is also subscribed to some of my feeds. It seems well behaved. Couldn't figure why it would be banned. I'm not personally subscribed to Slashdot, I find its content trivial, predictable and often immature, so I've never experienced a ban myself. That said, I think our friends at Slashdot need to get off their high horses. Also, while investigating, I found the following HTML on their homepage.

<LINK REL="alternate" TITLE="Slashdot RSS" HREF="//" TYPE="application/rss+xml">

Obviously, a lame attempt at RSS auto-discovery. Hopefully somebody at will read this and fix their behavioral and HTML issues.

Reader Comments Subscribe
yeah, I can't get your blog to load either. Also I tried to create a blog on their site, and got sent a confirm link that doesn't work
Oops! Myblogsite seems to be having a problem - I started a blog there yesterday and now I can't get it or any other Myblogsite blog to work. Their main homepage wont load either...
Yeah, having same problem for past 3 days. I can post and edit but can't view. Anyone know what is up with them? It's was working great til then. I started mine in April.

Confirmed, seems to have adopted some behaviors.

ERROR:  You have accessed this program via an invalid url:


myblogsite is back up again. TG.
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