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  • I few days ago I asked a question about adding a feed aggregator onto WordPress (thanks for the help by the way!). Well I have that working and I now have four feeds being pulled into my new blog successfully. However this has brought to light another problem with a diff blog of mine that I am pulling in that is also using wordpress. For some reason it is tricking the aggregator into thinking the same post is a new post because somehow the timestamp is getting changed on most of the posts. Therefore the posts are getting pulled in multiple times. I have not updated these posts however the timestamp seems to be getting screwed around with. Any thoughts to why this is happening?

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  • I would just like to add to the voices on this problem…

    I participate in two aggregating sites that list my posts along with other bloggers. On both sites, my posts show as being posted 7-8 hours before their actual posting time.

    This corresponds to my GMT offset. (PST)

    If I set my posts to follow GMT time with no offset then my posts appear correctly on the aggregating (even though the aggregator is using EST) site but they are 8 hours “ahead” on the original blog, and in RSS feeds (using an NewsRSSaggregating client program like Firefox or NetNewsWire).

    I’m not sure what this is a problem with… but it seems to be an issue with how the RSS feed reports dates to other websites.

    You can see my website here: … the aggregators in question are the “Blogging Dippers” and “Progressive Bloggers”.

    Hopefully this isnt too difficult a fix.

    Same thing happens to me when my posts get aggregated by Philly Future. It bothers me because the front page of that site features a rolling aggregator, and my posts never show up there…

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