Problem with Craigslist and Ebay feeds


#1

I have some Ebay searches that I track with RSS… recently, attempts to add new feeds error out with
“This address does not point to an RSS feed or a website with an RSS feed.”

Existing feed on my Newsblur works fine…
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sop=16&LH_ItemCondition=3000&_nkw=kant+twist&_rss=1

Can’t add this new one… it’s the same exact search with one character altered in my search to test…
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sop=16&LH_ItemCondition=3000&_nkw=cant+twist&_rss=1


Craigslist RSS feeds no longer working
#2

Update… confirmed it’s a Newsblur issue…

  • I tried adding a feed to a different RSS service and confirmed they are functioning properly.
  • I also noticed my existing Ebay feeds aren’t updating with new entries.

#3

Update…

  • Existing feeds no longer receiving new entries.
  • Also happening with Craigslist.
  • I tried adding a feed to a different RSS service and confirmed they are functioning properly.

#4

I’m seeing the same results. I have a folder comprised of Craigslist and eBay feeds, and couldn’t figure out why nothing there had been updating.


#5

Also having issues with Craigslist feeds… please help!


#6

Update…

  • Ebay feeds seem to be working again… uncertain if partially or completely.
  • Craigslist feeds still completely quiet.

#7

It’s on Craigslist’s side. This happens every few months. It’ll take a few days but their feeds will return to normal as they always do. I personally have a few CL feeds that I watch and have seen this happen half a dozen times before. I don’t know what is going on on their end but it looks like they are rate-limiting NewsBlur. I could put in some of my own rate limits to CL feeds, but I don’t think anybody wants that.


#8

No, my last CL feed came through ten days ago now. I think this is something more substantial. Personally, I really have no use for a subscription if this isn’t working. Please advise.


#9

this tweet from @newsblur is encouraging users to ask CL to whitelist newsblur. https://twitter.com/NewsBlur/status/1011421473179865093

fwiw, I’ve also noticed that a bunch of VPN servers I use are also getting blocked by CL too


#10

Yes, please contact Craigslist and vouch for NewsBlur. They need to whitelist NewsBlur.


#11

Done…

Subject: please whitelist Newsblur for RSS!
Hi - I read Craigslist daily via RSS using Newsblur's excellent service. They are currently blocked by Craigslist... can you please whitelist them. Thanks!


#12

Update:

  • Craigslist feeds starting rolling in yesterday.
  • Ebay feeds still working fine.

All is well.