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A number of things seem to have broken simultaneously

TL;DR Yesterday, the Database Reliability Engineering (DBRE) Team made some changes to our Availability Group (AG) configuration, related to ongoing work to improve database performance during AG ...
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How can I add Hot Network Questions (HNQ) to a chat room feed?

There is no such standard functionality on the site. You would need a server side implementation that responds to the Feeds bots requests and produce an RSS feed from the Hot Network Questions list. I'...
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HNQ RSS feed stopped updating

First, for all website admins using sites with output caching: If you use [OutputCache], DO NOT UPGRADE TO .NET 4.6.2 Details: Unfortunately, this was far larger than your feed and we're still ...
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Why was the feeds user renamed to "Check for incoherent ramblings and crackpotism"?

This was likely a moderator editing its display name. Our (being myself and another mod on TL) best guess, unless someone explains themselves, is just that someone was trying to set up a feed in a ...
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I want to see all my Stack Exchange linked deleted questions

Im just wondering why my codegolf account was killed I even contributed a game concept tiny.cc/ZeVeRoH all history deleted on that site. You did not contribute a game concept, you spammed the main ...
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We need Captain Obvious back

What I can't do is assign the feed back to user -263, the "original" Captain Obvious. What I can do is create a new feeds user, -786, and copy Captain Obvious' name and avatar across to it. So I've ...
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Chat rooms are not receiving question feeds

The scheduler was not running properly for chat.se - we gave it a kick, so it should be fine now.
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Feeds are no longer posted in chat

I merged a chat PR earlier that added a couple new checks on room properties when creating a new message. And apparently a room can be null at that point. How? Why? Nobody knows, but null reference ...
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Why is the recent questions feed showing code?

Yes, this is intentional. This is an Atom feed (also mistakenly called RSS feed - that's actually a different protocol, but it's using the same icon) and if you have an appropriate program/app (a so-...
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How to follow Stack Overflow blog?

https://stackoverflow.blog/feed/ is the canonical feed for all posts on the blog. Missing posts on that feed is a bug.
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Why doesn't this feed for featured questions work?

This is kinda complicated - there are two parts to it: one is what chat does with feeds and the second is how bounties work and how question feeds work. On the chat side - chat remembers the time it ...
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What determines whether a feed item becomes a post onebox in chat?

The difference is that one has a QUESTIONS link that points to a question <link rel="alternate" href="http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/287407" /> while the other one <link rel="...
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Full-form links to answers are no longer oneboxed in chat

A little while ago, the style for a full-form link to an answer changed from: https://site/questions/question-id/question-title/answer-id#answer-id to: https://site/questions/question-id/question-...
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Why do I get multi-year-old questions in my feed?

Sigh; yes, that's probably me; I've disabled the smoke-test server related to this while I investigate. Almost certainly the same bug as this, manifesting in a slightly different way. Both look very-...
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User RSS feed is terribly localized

Some translations were missing, and the user name was never appearing in the "Comment by" section due to a bug. Fixed.
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A follow feed feature?

SE is not Twitter. If you want to follow a user for his useful contributions in a tag, subscribe to the RSS feed of the user (change the ID in the URL). Enabling users to follow another user removes ...
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How can I create an RSS feed for a specific question?

It is the correct link: https://meta.stackexchange.com/feeds/question/328187 The RSS URL is shown under the Hot Network Questions widget on each Q&A page:
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How can I get the RSS-feed to post from YouTube into a chatroom?

Use the channel feed A link to the channel feed is in the source code for the channel page even though it doesn't appear on the website. It has the form http://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?...
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Valid RSS feed URL "is not authorized" in Thunderbird

Many requests, including to the RSS feed, stand a chance of getting blocked with a Forbidden error if you do not send a User-agent along with your request. If you're seeing that particular error, you'...
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Subscribe to tags I am interested in?

@RayLuo From what I saw on https://stackexchange.com/filters, you can add several filters to subscribe to multiple tags. See the screenshot:
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RSS bug? Feeds randomly marking old entries as new

That is not a bug but I understand why you think it is. One of the examples in your feed was this question. There are no new answers, edits or comments. But something did happen which is revealed ...
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When are deleted questions counted among tagged questions?

They're not. The list of questions is cached and doesn't update immediately when things get deleted, moved around, or asked. However, we don't want to display deleted questions to users so, when ...
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Favourite tags length

You can see a full list of posts with yours favorite tags by searching with intags:mine option as described in the advanced search help page: intags:mine returns only posts that appear in tags you ...
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RSS user feed contains too large image

I don't think it is the responsibility of SO to scale the images you put in your posts which end up in the RSS feed. The images are taken as-is. How your RSS feed reader renders it is not the problem ...
Patrick Hofman's user avatar
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Answer Only RSS feed for a user

You can take the regular user feed, and then filter it using one of the rss filtering websites, for example, https://siftrss.com/
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How can I get an RSS feed of my top 50 answers?

As far as I'm aware there isn't an official feed for answers. You could however use Stack2RSS, which takes a Stack Exchange API request URL and returns the response as an RSS feed. All you need to do ...
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RSS feed of reputation changes? Comments?

Native RSS feed for comments: https://meta.stackexchange.com/feeds/user/user-id/responses https://stackoverflow.com/feeds/user/user-id/responses Replace user-id with your own id. You can find your id ...
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Invalid XML in Atom feed

The same issue popped again as I reported here: https://support.stackenterprise.co/support/tickets/15320 Consequence was that Thunderbird was unable to load the feed until the invalid characters slid ...
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Encoding issue for message feed title

All fixed. As Grundy correctly guessed, we were using ANSI storage for the name rather than unicode. I have updated the database schema and manually set the name for this feed (although IIRC we update ...
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