Why doesn't Miro Guide search find this feed?

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When I search miroguide.com for "Adam and Joe" (without the quotes) I cannot find the feed I'm looking for. (I get 0 audio results and 2 video results that are not the feed I want.)

Using Google I can see that the feed is on the site: http://www.miroguide.com/feeds/11917

Why does the miroguide.com search not find it?
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Posted 6 years ago

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I tried to add it as a test, and it says its incompatible.

The Adam and Joe site says the rss link should be
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/6...

But that doesnt seem to update in Miro either..
Not sure whats up..
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The feed in the guide is still in moderation. It'll likely get rejected since it doesn't appear to have a valid feed url. If anyone finds a good url for the feed, it can be updated and approved.
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The feed works for me. Out of interest, why do you think the URL is not valid?
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It wasn't working before for me. But now the feed is working for me as well and I approved it, so a search should now find it.
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Thanks JED.
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Another one, the Submit a Feed tool tells me 'It's Already Here!' but links to a Page Not Found error.

http://www.miroguide.com/feeds/12757
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doh! because it hadn't yet been approved
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JED,
I've got a similar problem with the feed for the BBC World Service documentary archive (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/...) at http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/w...
If I search on BBC, documentary, archive, or any combination thereof, it is not found in the results. Yet if I try to submit the feed myself, it says it's already here, and gives the name as "BBC - Documentary Archive". Is this also a case of it not being approved (in which case, it would be helpful if the We Got It message actually said so!) or is the search facility really so poor it doesn't index the name? I'm guessing the former, since the description when I click "It's Not Mine" also includes the terms BBC, documentaries and archive...
I do notice, however, after clicking through to http://www.miroguide.com/feeds/4100 that the last entry shown is dated Jul 24 2009, while if I ADD FEED TO YOUR SIDEBAR (which does work for me, though since it's from the BBC it might be restricted to UK IP addresses) it shows entries up until yesterday (Jun 01 2010). Has it really been unapproved for almost a year? Are unapproved submissions ever revisited, or if not wouldn't it be better to remove them rather than leave them in limbo indefinitely? If a feed seems fine now, how would someone go about resubmitting (and/or editing) it when trying to do so just produces a message "It's Already Here"? A bit more help and explanation in the error messages would go a long way to improving the user experience, and possibly lead to fewer unapproved feeds sitting in the database as well.