Can't add Craigslist feed?


#1

In the past, I’ve been able to build a search on Craigslist, and then copy the RSS link at the bottom left of the search results to add that as a feed to NewsBlur.

Today when I tried it, I got an error message with the following URL:
https://orlando.craigslist.org/search/sss?format=rss&query=mobility%20chair&sort=rel

The error message said:
“This address does not point to an RSS feed or a website with an RSS feed.”

Can this be fixed?

Thanks,
Jay


#2

Looks like CL is blocking NewsBlur.

>>> import requests
>>> requests.get('https://orlando.craigslist.org/search/sss?format=rss&query=mobility%20chair&sort=rel')
<Response [403]>
>>> requests.get('https://orlando.craigslist.org/search/sss?format=rss&query=mobility%20chair&sort=rel').text
u'This IP has been automatically blocked.\nIf you have questions, please email: blocks-b1557350455781824@craigslist.org\n'

I emailed them and will let you know when they respond.


#3

When I go to Craigslist pages that used to have RSS feeds on them, and right-click to “View Page Info”, I no longer see any RSS feed available.

For example:
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/d/web-html-info-design/search/web

Did Craigslist simply remove their RSS feeds?


#4

No the craigslist RSS links seem to work. Just they seem to be blacklisting newsblur (again). This happened last year too see: Problem with Craigslist and Ebay feeds

If we all submit polite requests to craigslist they will likely un-blacklist newsblur again. But it took almost a month to get it back last summer. You can do it from here https://sfbay.craigslist.org/contact?step=form&reqType=suggestions


#5

Nice thinking, I also contacted them at that form.


#6

Seems it was working over the weekend, and now it’s not working again… WTF?


#7

I’ve also contacted them at… blocks-b1557350455781824@craigslist.org