All new, all the time

If anyone reading this knows the group at Yahoo that recently purchased and is in charge of my favorite blog update service and aggregator,, could you let them know the system is completely broken now?

For some reason, every blog I've ever tracked with it is showing that it has updated. Even a blog that shut down and hasn't had a new post in over a year. Sometimes the blogs listed as updated actually did, but it's maybe 1 in 10, with 9 false positives.

Imagine waking up and everytime you check your email you get all your recent messages that claim to be new, and you keep getting them all day, over and over again.

I suspect someone at Yahoo changed the way it figures out what has updated, not relying on pings to the server, but probably sending a bot out to look for changes and getting false positives from things like a new comment or a flickr photo changing in a javascript include.

I'm being forced to move my blog tracking to a RSS service now.

As a side issue, since the day Yahoo took over on, they removed the key feature that tracked read/unread status through the use of a last visited cookie and link colors. Please put it back, Yahoo.