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I’m done. I won’t read anymore excerpts.

Filed under: Feeds, Weblogs — Hogg @ 8:28 pm

Starting tonight, I am going to e-mail all of the blogs that I read who post excerpts and ask them to use full feeds. If they won’t then they’re kicked off my OPML. This is a pet peeve of mine. I don’t have time to click on links every time I want to read a post. I really hope that these blogs will give me full feeds, because some really good ones use excerpts unfortunately. I know that I’m not the only one that feels this way. Alex Barnett has posted on this very topic.

I hope you all will join me and e-mail all the blogs that don’t post full text feeds so that we can put and end to this madness.

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  1. think this sounds like a great idea…maybe you should post the blogs too and more of use can email them and get the point across 🙂


    Comment by Jeff — 02.4.06 @ 11:16 pm

  2. You don’t think that would be like some sort of “blog bashing”?

    Comment by Hogg — 02.5.06 @ 2:37 pm

  3. […] This is a follow-up about my previous post about hating excerpted feeds. […]

    Pingback by Free Hogg » Why not just have two feeds? — 02.6.06 @ 1:50 pm

  4. I totally agree. What is the point of subscribing if you can’t read the full post.

    Comment by Michael Whitney — 02.7.06 @ 1:08 am

  5. Don’t you hate it when [more]

    Hogg’s had it, and won’t subscribe to RSS feeds that only syndicate excerpts. Although he is going to send them an email, and give them a chance to repent, I suspect he’s going to lose a feed or two in the end.
    I’m not entirel…

    Trackback by — 02.14.06 @ 5:36 pm

  6. I agree, the medium is not the message – in this context…

    Comment by GigerBlog — 02.17.06 @ 4:03 am

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