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Postby dilwyn » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:10 pm

I have been using Blogtrottr to have feeds of QL Forum delivered to my email inbox. Up until Sept 4th it all worked fine, then the feeds just stopped, although the Blogtrottr site is still there and still lets you log in, change settings etc.

Just wondering if any changes were made to QL Forum around then which stopped Blogtrottr being able to pick up the feeds?

I've added the email address concerned to my address book and white-listed it in case of spam filtering, etc.

Can anyone suggest another similar service perhaps?


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Re: Blogtrottr

Postby vanpeebles » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:22 pm

I don't think there has been any updates or things like that?


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Postby robheaton » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:02 pm

Nope, we've not changed anything!


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Re: Blogtrottr

Postby dilwyn » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:35 am

Blogtrottr has the facility to accept a password and login where this is needed to access a feed, butin the past it's never been needed to derive a feed from QL Forum. Indeed, simple RSS in a browser seems to work without needing this.

If anyone else is using Blogtrottr successfully at the moment, please can you let me know as I'm mystified by what's going on. I can't do without my regular emailed dose of QL Forum!


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Re: Blogtrottr

Postby vanpeebles » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:46 pm

That's strange. I'm sure a few other people use it too. I can't remember if Tim was one of them? I'll ask about :)


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Re: Blogtrottr

Postby pjw » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:59 pm

I havent had a squeak from Blogtrottr for nearly a week now. Not even my own posts get through. Just checking theres nothing going on here at QL Forum (Commissar van P)?
Blogtrottr has never been very regular at the best of times, and the ads are a pain when Im outside the comfort and control of Thunderbird.. Any recommendations for a better experience?


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Re: Blogtrottr

Postby martyn_hill » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:10 pm

Hi folks

Whilst I don't use Blogtrottr (nor other RSS feeders), I myself had noticed a change late last year with access to the Forum on my legacy Palm Pre3 smartphone - it had always rendered nicely before, but now can't access this site (plus a few others.)

At the time, I put it down to a possibly updated SHA-256 SSL cert, which I know my Palm struggles with.

Is that a possibility?


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Re: Blogtrottr

Postby vanpeebles » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:56 am

pjw wrote:I havent had a squeak from Blogtrottr for nearly a week now. Not even my own posts get through. Just checking theres nothing going on here at QL Forum (Commissar van P)?
Blogtrottr has never been very regular at the best of times, and the ads are a pain when Im outside the comfort and control of Thunderbird.. Any recommendations for a better experience?


Not that I know of, I'll ask Rob this evening. I don't believe anything has changed here recently :)


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Re: Blogtrottr

Postby pjw » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:01 pm

I think the problem must be with Blogtrottr as they havent replied to my request for a password reset after 24hours. My email account is ok.
The simplest solution for many of us might be if QL Forum had a Feed button somewhere that would provide a link to the feed URL. Its years since I signed up to Blogtrottr, so I no longer remember what I did. With an eye to the advice I suggest in my sig below, I prefer to move on anyway.
This is how far I got trying to get the RSS feed directly into Thunderbird:
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On trying to add the QL Forum feed directly into Thunderbird

Any ideas, anyone?


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Re: Blogtrottr

Postby NormanDunbar » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:54 pm

Hi Per,

I checked the raw feed and the updated date looks ok to me. Seems to be the correct format.

I also installed a random feed reader onto my tablet, something called RSS Reader, and that had no trouble pulling down the feed.

I think perhaps Thunderbird doth complain too much! Thetes a new update to thunderbird today too, whether that helps or not.


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