You could say it’s been one of those days here at Humble Bazooka. It all started when I noticed our Podcast wasn’t getting the usual listens via iTunes. Upon investigating, I realized that our RSS feed for the show has been FUCKED. When I say fucked, I obviously mean completely and utterly raped in the face by another plugin we recently started using called FeedWordPress (FWP). FWP is basically a news aggregator that pulls posts from other sources around the web. We started using this plugin to try and keep Humble Bazooka’s “news” frequent and relevant. There are very few of us on the HB team and we all have day jobs and families, so needless to say keeping up with the gaming news is next to impossible for us. This is our main reason for using sourced news, which we always gave sourced credit to.
In any event, FWP completely douched our RSS feed with all this news and caused our podcast outage. And of course deactivating this plugin caused an unrelated issue to crop up with our Database. It’s sad really because the plugin is really useful but I’m not sure we can continue to use it without blowing up our own podcast feeds!
I’ve already made the necessary changes to get us reindexed via iTunes but it may take a day or so. We apologize for our Podcast being dead for the past several days – I blame JFlex.