Talk Like Pirate Day Needs To Walk The Plank
Dear victims of the talk-like-pirate-day meme,
I'm sure hilarity ensued for about 5 whole minutes when you turned on the pirate-speech plugin on your blog. Ha! It says "tryin'" where it used to say "trying"! Hilarious! And it inserts stock phrases like "ye'll be sleepin' with the fishes" and "by Davy Jones' locker!" randomly into the prose! What a hoot!
Of course it does this for the RSS feed as well. Randomly altering the text in the RSS feed. Hmm, are the alarm bells going off yet?
NetNewsWire shows the problem explicitly:
Every time I refresh in my blog reader, it re-reads your RSS, this time with different random phrases inserted by the pirate-speech plugin. The post itself is marked as updated and so I get to see your post again, each time with the randomly-inserted stock phrases moved around.
Result: *plonk* (or whatever the RSS unsubscribe noise is).
In conclusion, please:
- Just dont. Talk-like-pirate-day was "so over" last year even.
- If you have to, don't pirate-speech-ify your RSS feeds.
- If you have pirate-speech-ify your RSS feeds don't mark old posts as updated when they haven't been.