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Friday, May 11, 2007

Can’t Find My Glasses (…but they are on your nose)

Filed under: — Carthik @ 1:34 am

I sure can’t be the first to notice this.

If you go to a feed url, say http://wordlog.com/feed/ and then click on the Google Reader Subscribe Bookmraklet, the poor thing can’t find the feed!
Oops - Can’t Find the Feed.

What do you mean you can’t find it? You’re at it!

I am talking about the authentic Google “Subscribe as you surf” bookmarklet which is available in the “Goodies” store at your reader settings page. Things closest to the eye are the easiest to overlook – even for a team of very competent engineers and developers.

Oh, and by the way, when you visit my feed, feel free to subscribe to it.

10 Comments

  1. Why bother with google? The IE7 has a feed subscription button in the top toolbar.

    Comment by Pi — 5/11/2007 @ 4:55 am

  2. The script is looking for a <link rel="alternate" ... > that would probably be non-existent (or would link back to a non-feed version) if you are on the feed itself. I think you should use the bookmarklet on the non-feed version of the page that explicitly links to syndication feeds using <link> elements. :)

    Comment by Aja Lapus — 5/11/2007 @ 6:53 am

  3. Why bother with Google?

    So the feeds I subscribed to are available whatever computer I happen to be at…

    Comment by Oliver — 5/11/2007 @ 8:04 am

  4. Don use IE, use Mozilla Firefox xD

    Comment by Angelfire — 5/11/2007 @ 8:24 am

  5. I know the right way to use the bookmarklet and use it a lot too. Its just that it seemed strange it couldn’t “find” the feed while at a feed page.

    Comment by Carthik — 5/11/2007 @ 8:35 am

  6. No offense, but why is this in my WordPress dashboard? This really has nothing to do with WordPress…

    Comment by Jenny — 5/11/2007 @ 12:35 pm

  7. Jenny, that’s been discussed numerous times before. There are ways to modify the feed on your dashboard. Google “wordpress dashboard feed” and have a look around. I found this one in a few seconds: Change WordPress Dashboard RSS Feed.

    Comment by Jonathan — 5/11/2007 @ 2:59 pm

  8. I’m sorry Jenny – I just thought it was funny – maybe it’s not. I’ll stick to the topic from now on.

    Comment by Carthik — 5/11/2007 @ 4:35 pm

  9. Carthik, I thought it was funny, too.

    Comment by Jonathan — 5/12/2007 @ 7:51 am

  10. Lots of people use and encourage the use of RSS for blog-related stuff…I think it’s legitimately WordPress-related.

    Comment by Avrila — 5/12/2007 @ 6:47 pm

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