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2/26/10
Original Poster
felsonj

ImportFeed has not worked for over a day now. I get an error, "Data temporarily unavailabe."

I have used ImportFeed successfully for several weeks to import information from the wikispaces.com site I am using for a class I teach.  Now, just in the last day and a half, ImportFeed stopped working.  I get an error "Data temporarily unavailable" and nothing shows up.  The website from where the feed originates (soc215.wikispaces.com) appears to be working fine.  I have tried a number of things to no avail.  I'm getting desperate as I have been relying on this feature (ImportFeed) to help me grade my students' entries to a wiki page for class.

Any advice would be very much appreciated!






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All Replies (29)
NoodleGei
2/26/10
NoodleGei
+ 1
Brendan Cooper
2/27/10
Brendan Cooper
I am also finding this. I REALLY need importfeed to work. I've not actually used it before so I assumed the 'N/A' returns I got were my fault. However, even Google's own help examples don't work. I've tried emailing people who have online demos of importfeed working, and none of them have responded.
 
So, I can only assume from what felsonj is saying, that is really is broken.
 
Can someone please please please please fix it. Please? And soon?
2/28/10
Original Poster
felsonj
The problem is still there.  I tried using ImportFeed with Google's own news feed (http://news.google.com/news?ned=us&topic=h&output=rss) and received the same error.  So it seems like the Spreadsheets function ImportFeed simply no longer works.  :(
iamok2go
3/1/10
iamok2go
Seems to have been out of action for several days now...
OANE
3/3/10
OANE
I'm having the same problem.  Spent 20 minutes trying to figure out what I was doing wrong.  but nothing had changed since it was working a week ago.  Really need this to be working.  Please get it fixed!!!!!!!
iamok2go
3/3/10
iamok2go
This function is really innovative and useful...I am surprised it hasn't been flagged as inoperative more. Perhaps there's some kind of threshold on the number of postings before it catches Google's attention?
matt0000
3/4/10
matt0000
It also has not been working for me for over a week. Previously it had pretty much worked like clockwork for close to a year.
I just get #N/A. have checked the rss urls are fine and have tried on two computers.
help me google
 
iamok2go
3/4/10
iamok2go
Really missing this function...it was an integral part of my "sites" homepage for displaying 5 different news feeds, as well as monitoring 25 Blogs and displaying.new entries.
alliedalloys
3/4/10
alliedalloys
Same problems here - Google, please fix it!!!
OANE
3/4/10
OANE
Still not working!!!   For a week now!  Maybe we need to flood the system with the request before it gets on Google's radar!!!!
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lymanchandler
8/6/10
lymanchandler
Please Google do note let us down, i need this function to work or else I will not be able to maintain my job, no joke intended.
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