I only recently realised that I could import my blog into facebook using the notes application. I have done so successfully, but it is only showing the last 7 entries, which I am guessing is due to the RSS feed being limited to recent posts only.
Is there any way of changing the settings so that the RSS feed shows every entry, in order to allow my entire blog to be imported?
Not at the moment I'm afraid. It would be a good option to have though.. I'll see if we can add the ability to do that.
Hmm, I wonder if this is my fault. By default the feed shows the last 25 entries, but only a summary of each. However when you set it to Full feeds in the Settings part of your blog, I think it changes it to only show the last 5 (the other 2 would be older entries that FB already pulled in).
I'm not 100% sure why I put that limitation on full feeds....
Peter, can you think of a reason? Otherwise I'll switch it to last 25, which should be enough for most (brads-anna, in your case it would be perfect as you have exactly 25 entries right now).
No objection from me. I thought 5 was a little light on.
I've pushed this to 25 now, but to be honest, the page loads quite slowly...
Just to be clear, the blog loads the same as always, it's the feed that FB Notes uses that has become quite a bit slower now. We'll have to monitor this to see how it affects the system, as if it starts returning errors (this is replicated across over 15000 blogs, so a few seconds here and there adds up!), I might have to look at changing it again. In any case, next time FB visits, it should bring in all 25 entries for good.
Does Facebook send "if-modified-since" headers with its request? If so, you could start just returning 304 if nothing was added (or updated) since that time. Or even nicer would be to splice in ETags. That should definitely help a lot with the load.
[ Edit: Edited on 07-Jun-2009, at 05:27 by Sander ]