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Change `author.user` to `author` to fix our RSS feeds #5305

first-timers bot opened this issue Mar 29, 2019 · 6 comments


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@@ -8,8 +8,8 @@ xml.rss :version => '2.0', 'xmlns:atom' => '' do
     @notes.each do |node|
       body = node.body
       author =
-      if'twitter')
-        author = "@#{'twitter')}"
+      if'twitter')
+        author = "@#{'twitter')}"
       xml.item do
         xml.title      node.title
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commented Mar 29, 2019

Sentry issue: PLOTS2-K


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commented Mar 29, 2019

Hi @santushk -- I made a first-timers-only issue for you here! #5305


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commented Apr 1, 2019

HI I would like to contribute too


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commented Apr 3, 2019

hi @shivam15, I can add your name to #4963 if you want? Thanks!


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commented May 9, 2019

Shall i close this issue @gauravano , the changes are already there in code ?

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