Author Topic: In 0.27.2, some Binsearch RSS feeds are blank when Refresh is pressed  (Read 8771 times)

Offline dlp1000

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In anticipation of Aus Big Brother, I am trying to set up an RSS feed from Binsearch. Below are the URLs I have tried. All three work in a browser, however, when I paste them into the Alt.Binz RSS URL box and press refresh, nothing loads... Strangely enough, there are URLs from Binsearch that do work...

These do not work:
http://binsearch.info/rss.php?max=50&g=alt.binaries.tv.big-brother
http://rss.binsearch.net/rss.php?max=50&g=alt.binaries.tv.big-brother
http://binsearch.net/rss.php?max=50&g=alt.binaries.tv.big-brother
http://rss.binsearch.net/rss.php?max=50&g=alt.binaries.mac.cd-images

These work:
http://rss.binsearch.net/rss.php?max=50&g=alt.binaries.multimedia
http://binsearch.net/rss.php?max=50&g=alt.binaries.multimedia
http://binsearch.info/rss.php?max=50&g=alt.binaries.multimedia

Could the hyphen in the group name be causing trouble when loading the RSS feed?

Thanks for looking into this...

David

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Re: In 0.27.2, some Binsearch RSS feeds are blank when Refresh is pressed
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2008, 06:01:22 PM »

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Re: In 0.27.2, some Binsearch RSS feeds are blank when Refresh is pressed
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008, 05:04:28 AM »
I found a temporary solution... URL encode the hyphen and the RSS feed will work...

Here is the code for hyphen %2D (percent two letter d with no spaces).

It seems to work most of the time, however, I am still getting blank loads.

David
« Last Edit: April 29, 2008, 05:16:03 AM by dlp1000 »

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Re: In 0.27.2, some Binsearch RSS feeds are blank when Refresh is pressed
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 09:48:30 AM »
Doesn't work for me.

The solution for now is to stop using Binsearch for those RSS feeds and use Newzleech instead.  Then you're guaranteed no blank results.  In any case, Newzleech is better than Binsearch in just about every respect. :P

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Hello Hecks,

I am sooo sorry... When I ready your original post, it did not occur to me to switch from Binsearch to Newsleecher... I just made the switch and it is now working as expected.

One of the problems I had with Binsearch was the indexing of items as they were being uploaded/propagated. Alt.Binz allows me to set the duration of time between RSS loads, but it doesn't allow me to set the duration of time since the upload itself...

I occasionally have errors because the file was still being uploaded while I was downloading the RSS feed. Even if I set my RSS feed for 1 hour, I still missed parts cause the upload originally began at a random time before my RSS began a check.

I understand this may be challenging to programmatically overcome. However, here is one idea:

In filters, allow me to have a filter of:

  BB8AU* | A | 3

The last pipe is the number of times a matched file is seen in the RSS feed before it begins to download.

If I set a "| 3" in the filter, the first time the RSS feed is checked, matching files will be shown as yellow, then the RSS feed delay will be 20 minutes (or 10 minutes etc) followed by a reload. Again the file will be shown as yellow. Then on the third RSS reload (now n+20+20 minutes), the file will turn green and be downloaded. By adding this feature, the file will have existed for more than 40 minutes on the server before I start the download.

Thanks again for the support,

David



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That's a nice idea, but the thing is, how can you anticipate in advance which files are going to need this?  It all depends on the uploader's speed, and you're never going to be able to predict who that's going to be consistently enough for a filter to work in that way.  Or at least, I think not ....

The only way you're going to know for sure that the post is complete when you dl the NZB from RSS is if you use a feed from a site with user posting only - like tvnzb.com - or a site that has a built-in indexing delay, like nzbs.org.

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nzbindex.nl has a feature for rss to show only complete posts (see on their site), but the problem with that is some posts are only 99.99% complete so won't show up on that feed. but you could try it.

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Hello Hecks,

Again, many thanks for the reply...

I may not know how long the uploader takes to upload or how long the propagation takes between Usenet servers, but I can get a fixed 20, 40, 60, 80 minutes before the group of files are grabbed. This isn't perfect, but it is a little better than an RSS feed that pulls every X minutes regardless of the original upload.

And to cr4zyfr4g, thanks for the suggestion. I used 'More Search Options' to create a URL which does exactly what you suggest:

http://nzbindex.nl/rss/?searchitem=+&x=30&y=5&age=7&group=116&min_size=&max_size=&poster=&complete=1

Kindest regards,

David



 
« Last Edit: May 06, 2008, 04:56:14 AM by dlp1000 »

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Fixed