I've finally decided to set up an RSS feed for the few blogs I frequent. I'm using IE 8, and so went to 'Coding Horror' and hit the orange button and then subscribed. When I went to the StackOverflow Blog, and hit the orange button, I just got an error page.

Any input on how to make this work (I'd prefer not to have to get a separate tool for the few RSS feeds I plan on watching)?

Error: 'Internet Explorer cannot display this feed'

Edit: For reasons I can't determine (the SO Team says nothing changed), I was now able to add the feed as normal. Thanks for the help.

  • What is this "Bloy"? Am I missing out on the newest blag-o-tube slang? Sep 24, 2009 at 19:26
  • Not sure what happened, thanks for pointing it out. Sep 24, 2009 at 20:01

2 Answers 2


Instead of clicking the orange button, try the following, which just worked for me in IE8 (Win7):

  • Click the "Complete" link under "RSS" on blog.stackoverflow.com.
  • When it comes up, you'll see an option to subscribe in the main window, near the top, in a big yellow box. (Note: Once you complete these steps, that option goes away, since you're already subscribed.)
  • Click that option. You're subscribed.
  • When I click on 'Complete' I just get a page of XML and no box up top or anything happening at all. Sep 22, 2009 at 20:26
  • On IE 8? I wonder if I have an add-in installed that I don't know about.
    – John Rudy
    Sep 22, 2009 at 20:42

Here is the actual url for the complete SO Blog feed:


I don't see why you shouldn't be able to subscribe using that URL.

  • I haven't figured out how to manually add a feed in IE, I'll probably have to ask a SU question on it. When I go to that link, I get the same XML page I mentioned in the comment on John's question. Sep 22, 2009 at 20:37

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