Digg Podcast Section Broken!

The new Podcast feature that was added to Digg is not working for a large number of podcasts. I have tried for about a hour today without success to get my podcast added to Digg and the site keeps coming back with “You have entered the URL for an Invalid Feed”

Looking at Feedvalidator.org my podcast feed at http://www.geeknewscentral.com/podcast.xml is fully valid with no errors.

It’s to bad that Digg did not test this, it works for some feeds and not others. Completely unsatisfactory for a site that is as popular and as high caliber as Digg.

 

Comments

  1. Romey says

    Technically they are beta testing the Podcast section, so while your troubles are frustrating, I’m not so sure it’s unsatisfactory. If they were in full production that would be one thing, but I would suggest reporting your bug at http://www.digg.com/bugreport

    I think this is a really awesome feature, and an exciting way to incorporate the “Digg system” into Podcasting medium. I’m extremely excited to see this as a new opportunity to discover new Podcasts.

  2. says

    1) The point is I can add some podcasts that are valid and can’t add others that are also valid. I was able to add my podcast and not Todd’s.

    2) Any of the shows that I submitted today around 10 a.m. have yet to be added. While others have been added since then. So there is someone moderating the adding process. I don’t mind the moderation to check for validity or for special conditions, but Accident Hash and Michael and Evo’s Wingin’ It are not small podcasts.

  3. says

    Todd, I ran into the same issue you had until I reread the instructions: “Then enter the RSS feed for the podcast in the space above, or enter the url of the page with the feed.” I tried the second method of just entering my URL of my page and it works. Go figure.

    I believe digg can’t handle linking to direct RSS XML files. Kinda sucks, but I believe that’s the problem.

  4. says

    Todd, I ran into the same issue you had until I reread the instructions: “Then enter the RSS feed for the podcast in the space above, or enter the url of the page with the feed.” I tried the second method of just entering my URL of my page and it works. Go figure.

    I believe digg can’t handle linking to direct RSS XML files. Kinda sucks, but I believe that’s the problem.

  5. says

    It’s a shame that Digg didn’t think of offering this up as a beta first so that all the kinks could be worked out. Oh wait a minute… This is a beta.

    Why not wait until it’s fully released before dumping on it?

  6. says

    Sorry for the difficulty with submitting podcasts to Digg. We’ve fixed a number of bugs already this week, and we’re fixing more all the time. As noted, Digg Podcasts is a beta feature, so please be patient while we work out the kinks.