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Duplicate posts on Planet Ubuntu

This blog is syndicated to Planet Ubuntu, and from time to time, one of my posts ends up getting duplicated there. This seems to happen whenever I touch an old post (for example, to add it to a new category I’ve created, or to enable or disable comments as in the most recent case).

If anyone knows how to fix WordPress (or Planet Ubuntu) to avoid doing this, please let me know in a comment. Meanwhile, apologies for the noise.

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Written by Matt Zimmerman

July 21, 2009 at 13:23

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  1. Even my blog is syndicated to Italian Planet Ubuntu, but not every post I write is published there: only those who have a particular tag.

    You may try to follow this way. :)

    aldolat

    July 21, 2009 at 14:49

    • Thanks for the suggestion, but that wasn’t my question. The trouble is that if I decide to re-categorize or tag a post, or disable comments on it, it ends up back on Planet a second time.

      I want to avoid having that happen, since I need to tweak old posts from time to time.

      mdz

      July 21, 2009 at 18:14

  2. The problem is “just” that Planet (http://www.planetplanet.org/) looks at the “last updated” field for imports and not the “created” date.

    This may be intentional on some installations, but often it’s not.

    A good workaround might be to not touch the lastupdate field in wordpress when changing categories, but the same applies for correcting e.g. typos, too.

    I think Planet should (be configured/patched) to only honor the “created” field.

    Daniel Hahler

    July 21, 2009 at 18:53

  3. I’ve seen the same thing on Planet GNOME. I was wondering myself how/whether I could set things up to selectively post to PGO or not…

    Lefty

    July 22, 2009 at 00:07

  4. Planets rather suck hard as a system.
    I’m really looking forward to Google Wave and hopefully planets will die, so will many other things…
    http://wave.google.com/

    Dread Knight

    July 22, 2009 at 01:10

  5. There’s a way to ignore updates in Venus — is Planet Ubuntu still using Planet 2.0? I’d be happy to help shift it to Venus and give it a (desperately needed) themage update… who should I talk to?

    Jeff Waugh

    July 22, 2009 at 15:00


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