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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 10

Harvesting, Again

I'm having issues with the harvester again. There are two distinct problems:
- The harvester isn't harvesting
- When I do harvest, it's downloading things that were downloaded before

I'm going to deal with the second thing first.

I think the problem is that the previous things were deleted. Because we don't want to fill up our server with old harvested stuff that we'll never use, gRSShopper deletes 'stale' links. I think it's deleting these too early, then harvesting them again (which means they keep showing up in the reader as 'new' over and over again).

So I'm opening up the cron_tasks code in admin.cgi to see if I can't fix this. There should be a log of what's happening, but the log isn't writing properly. It seems to me that the cron_tasks code is long overdue for an overhaul. But one thing at a time.

Can I at least get it to email me?

I put the handy-dandy&send_email() function at the head of the cr…

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