All of a sudden the events feed on my Ning site has stopped working: http://www.ofotinget.no/events/event/feed?xn_auth=no
Is anyone else experiencing this?
Possible solution for NING, offering 2 Feeds:
This would be nice....
Yes, there was a chorus about events-feed down! I had submitted a help ticket a while ago. As of late yesterday, the feed worked again. It seems to work this am as well.
Yes it works well (i.e. it's now a valid rss feed) but the items no longer contain the date of the event. It's a very big issue. :-(
and i think something very big is coming on the event-feature !!!
Because searching-tool in the event feature is also not working anymore....
I think they changing the data-model / architecture for a new structure...
Because they are not aollowed to talk about that, they only behave to keep us calm until a big nice update / upgrade will be announced...
yesterday i create a new ticket and NOW i got a fair answer:
As a result of a recent fix to fix a different issue, the event dates in the Events RSS feed are no longer showing up in most RSS applications. Our engineering team is working on a fix and it's being tested out to make sure everything's working as expected. I don't have an exact ETA as to when the dates will be restored, but I'll pass your case and network details along. Thanks for your patience in the meantime.
For me this is enough to know that i now will invest in a own solution !!!
I will grab the event-data with XQUERY and then creating a own RSS-FEED....
For me this topic is now closed !!!
Thank you for the update, Richard.
I must agree that Ning has been rather unprofessional on this matter, considering it is (for some) critical functionality on a paid service.
Hi Eric - and others ;-)
Have you some news on this issue wich is very blocking for me and my members ?
i create a php-script from an external page to parse the events and create a own feed for my needs !!!
I decided to-do so after i got a third answer which you can read here above ^
It looks like that NING wants a rss-conform feed which means only these properties are used:
so the rss-readers will be able to show correct entries (but without really sense when not included the event-dates)
Hi Richard !
Of my modest knowledge, RSS could be extended by modules/namespaces and remains valid rss. I think there are modules/namespaces for events and meetings... So the rss validity can not be an "excuse" for not publishing the event date...
There is NO technical (or conformance) reason to downgrade the functionnalities of this feed !
sounds good but will not helping us at all since NING will wake up in this issue...
So for me the game is over...
The thing that a feature that runs for years now stops working / is useless is a heavy mistake in my eyes...
Very sorry to hear that the game is over for you, Richard. You will be missed!
Pierre, this has been fixed but not yet deployed. I will update when it is.
Great news Eric. Waiting for your announcement :-)