Bloglines plumber appears again!

Filed as General on June 26, 2005 11:52 pm

by Duncan

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Duncan Riley> a short post but a goodie: a bit quiet here at the Blog Herald today, why: two words: the Bloglines Plumber. Bloglines is down again and the plumber is being displayed, and I’ve got to add this is the third time in a week I’ve seen it, its driving me batty and it might be time to start looking at a new RSS aggregation service. Am I alone in this growing frustration with Bloglines? Who provides a similar service to Bloglines you could recommend? share your comments below.

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  1. By Trench posted on June 27, 2005 at 12:27 am
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    I prefer Newsgator myself at newsgator.com

  2. By Bing posted on June 27, 2005 at 12:47 am
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    aol new beta provides a similar service
    http://beta.aol.com/projects/aolexplorer/

  3. By Joseph posted on June 27, 2005 at 12:55 am
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    Im starting to get mad at bloglines. I may just go and spend some money and buy a desktop aggregator like feeddemon

  4. By LcF posted on June 27, 2005 at 1:20 am
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    yeah… my blogging activity stopped as bloglines plumber appears. :|
    I googled and found a list of online news aggregators:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_news_aggregators#Free_online_news_aggregators

  5. By site admin posted on June 27, 2005 at 1:42 am
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    Bloglines have justed posted this:
    That Darn Plumber!

    You may have noticed the Bloglines Plumber appearing unexpectedly recently, generally in the evenings. That’s the web page that we put up when we need to take the Bloglines site down. We try to avoid downtime whenever possible, and when it’s necessary, we post advance notice here on the Bloglines blog. Unfortunately, we’ve recently been experiencing a corruption issue with several of our databases. When that happens, we need to take the site down and fix the database in question. No data is lost, but it does require downtime to fix, which is bad; we’re just as addicted to Bloglines as you are. We’re feverishly working to track down the problem, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

  6. By John (SYNTAGMA) posted on June 27, 2005 at 8:10 am
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    Newsgator is pretty fast but it doesn’t seem to be as well organized as Bloglines. Of course, when the plumber’s up, anything is better. Using Newsgator as a backup for critical feeds seems to be the best solution.

  7. By darn plumber posted on July 22, 2005 at 5:46 am
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    The plubmer is back again :(

    Hi,
    I’m the Bloglines Plumber. We’ve had a database problem, and we currently expect to be back at 3Am Pacific Time, Friday July 22. Bloglines will be all better when I’m done with it.

    Thanks,
    The Bloglines Plumber


    My Blog!