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Hello, Gengo says 2 different things about RSS:

1)The Dashboard, available jobs pages, and RSS are cached for 60 seconds. The cache is created the first time you load the page or request the RSS feed and expires 60 seconds later. (https://support.gengo.com/hc/en-us/articles/231441087-How-do-I-claim-jobs-?mobile_site=true)

2)Gengo’s caching feature allows RSS feed readers to place two requests per 60 seconds maximum. Requests beyond these limits will be denied. (https://support.gengo.com/hc/en-us/articles/231441187-How-do-I-set-up-and-use-an-RSS-feed-reader-?mobile_site=true)

And I want to know which one is correct. Does RSS update 1 time per 60 seconds or 2 times per 60 seconds?

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    Cornelius

    The second statement doesn't provide any information in regards to feed updates. Based on the information given, I conclude that the RSS feed is cached for 60 seconds (1) and can be requested twice per 60 seconds (2). You'll simply get the same feed back twice if you do two requests within a minute.

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    Lara Fernandez

    @doker - The Gengo translator dashboard, as well as the RSS feed are cached for 60 seconds, but we allow RSS feed readers to ping the server up to twice every 60 seconds.

    Hope that makes sense :) 

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    doker

    I don't understand, why do we need information about pinging if it doesn't affect anything.

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    Lara Fernandez

    @doker - So you don't set up your RSS feed reader to ping every second for no reason :)

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    Alexander

    @doker - You can run two different RSS feed readers at the same time, each set to check every 60 seconds, to see which one you like most. Of course, it is a matter of coincidence which one will trigger a refresh and which one will see cached info, so this is not a reliable test to see which one is the fastest to alert you, but at the very least you can compare if they report the same jobs, and which type of notification works best for you.

    Having a single RSS feed reader check twice per minute doesn't make sense indeed, that's why I removed this option from RumpelstiltskinRSS. In fact, you may want to set a slightly longer interval, say 61 seconds, for absolute certainty you will get fresh info. After all, what's 60 seconds according to your computer's clock may be 59.999 seconds according to the clock on Gengo's server, so with a refresh interval of 60 seconds you could actually get an update every 2 minutes.

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