Some RSS feeds not working

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Some RSS feeds not working

Recently some of the RSS feeds I've tried to subscribe to of forum topics haven't worked.  

This one: http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/there-lesser-evils-paper-gold/8671

And also a couple of topics in the Subscribers-Only forum.

Any idea what's going on?  I have no problem with some of the other RSS feeds.

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Re: Some RSS feeds not working

Can you provide a bit more information? Also let me offer some more information on how the RSS feeds work, and hopefully this will help.  

There are two types of RSS feeds on the site: post feeds and comment feeds.  The post feeds summarize a series of posts.  For example, http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/feed lists all of the recent Crash Concept blog posts, and http://www.peakprosperity.com/forums/chrismartensoncom-discussions/current-news-events/feed provides a summarize list of the forum entries for Current News & Events. 

The comment feeds summarize the recent comments added to the original post.  Therefore http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/8596 is a list of all the comments on blog entry "Deflation still winning the day", and http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/8671 is a list of all the comments on the forum thread of "Is there a lesser of evils with paper gold?"

Maybe what makes this confusing is you might be expecting to see the original post as part of the comment feed, rather than just the replies?  You might want to subscribe to both the post and comment feeds in a particular section to get all the information you'd like.

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Re: Some RSS feeds not working

It's only the comments feeds of some forum topics that aren't working.

The one I linked to in my first post is an example.

Also, these two:

http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/chris-would-you-agree-deflation-and-hyperinflation-are-two-sides-same-coin/8661

http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/question-chris-about-deflation-and-pm/8554

When I say "not working", here's what I mean.  I use NewsGator as my RSS reader.  Normally, when I click on the RSS icon for a particular forum topic, my RSS reader opens and the topic is added to it.  I can then see the existing posts for that topic listed, and when new posts are added the topic is updated in my reader.

However, with the examples above, the topic is added to my RSS reader but it is "greyed out" and none of the posts show up.  When new posts are added to the topic, it is not updated in my reader and remains greyed out.

I don't think it's a problem with my reader, because I am subscribed to several other post feeds and comment feeds and they are working properly (including this one!).  

Thanks for your help. 

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Re: Some RSS feeds not working
Thanks for clarifying.  I'll have to investigate this further to see what's causing the issue.

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