Sunday, April 28, 2013

.@Evernote Cancels RSS Feeds PlzRT - #angry #complaining #contentcuration_is_dead

Hey Evernote.com, you cancelled RSS Feeds for Notebooks!? Do you realize you've just derailed my content curation efforts!??? Sure there are alternatives, but...this is THE reason I signed up for Premium.

Under consideration...


Here's the announcement:

We currently have support for RSS feeds for public notebooks to allow subscribers to automatically get updates to those notebooks.

Last night's (4/10/2013) release of the web service removed this support. Attempts to access Public Notebook RSS feeds will return a 404 HTTP response code instead of the heretofore expected content.

At this point, the feature was imposing excessive load on the service relative to its use and utility, and the decision was made to remove it.

and one response that I agree with completely:
Just canceling the RSS service without notifying users is wrong.  Once I had this set up I would not have checked this blog for a few weeks which means it would not have been working and I wouldn't have even known!  I realize that RSS feeds may be putting a big load on your servers, but how about supplying this service for your premium members?
As a Premium user, I hereby request you turn this feature back on for paying customers! or, would you like to downgrade me to a free account?

VERY DISAPPOINTED.

First, Google Reader. Now, Evernote. Sheesh. Without RSS, why would I want to store my information in your system? If you're making so much money off the business folks, how come you're cutting this service instead of building infrastructure?

You single-handedly wiped out over 20 recipes on IFTTT.com and Dlvr.it. Argh.

This posting reminds me of Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and  how the destruction of Earth was "posted:"

"But Mr Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months."
"Oh yes, well as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything."
"But the plans were on display ..."
"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."
"That's the display department."
"With a flashlight."
"Ah, well the lights had probably gone."
"So had the stairs."
"But look, you found the notice didn't you?"
"Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'."

Evernote, make RSS support available for paid users. Otherwise, I'll be dumping you. Yes, that's a dis-satisfied customer talking.

Makes me want to get a server going and run my own doggone note-tracking solution.

Sheesh. Really, Evernote? No RSS Support?


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