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There is a problem that I have with Google Reader that I find to be particulary annoying. There are some RSS feeds that when I add, all the item of those feeds have their update time set to the time I added them. I am fairly sure this is not due to the RSS itself, because it provides an update time and creation time that is different from what is displayed.

Example (no bug) : http://stackoverflow.com/feeds/tag/node.js alt text

Example (bug) : http://gamedev.stackexchange.com/feeds/tag/web alt text

Am I doing anything wrong or it's just a Google Reader bug ?

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Seems that link to rss channel was changed, and google reader identified old posts as new. So google reader shows time when post has been added to database.

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It's not a google reader bug. I would assume it's stack exchange's 'problem', depending on when they set their rss feeds to update.

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Well if you look at the RSS data you will see each item has their update time and publish time set to something that isn't what's displayed in the screenshot. –  HoLyVieR Jan 9 '11 at 2:43
well than that's just odd. –  dkuntz2 Jan 9 '11 at 3:12

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