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Feed opinions?

February 21st, 2006 :: Site news :: 12 Responses

A quick question to TSR’s subscribers: do you prefer your feeds with full post content, or the one-line summary the system currently uses?

12 Responses to this post:

  1. Fergus Kelley Says:

    Full posts. It saves me that one click and having to wait for another page to load.

  2. Brant Says:

    I agree, I prefer to have the full post included in the feed. That way, I have all of the content I want to read in one place (my news reader) instead of having to open new webpages everywhere.

  3. Luke Reeves Says:

    I prefer full feeds as well.

  4. Lunchtimemama Says:

    Full posts is the way to go!

  5. Tom Edwards Says:

    Righto, changed. πŸ™‚ Images won’t work properly unless your feed reader downloads CSS somehow, but there’s not a lot I can do about that.

  6. Andy Simpson Says:

    Yes, absolutely full feeds. The only reason to have summary feeds is to drag people to the website to have their eyeballs look at ads.

  7. Matt Says:

    I like one liners, BBC styles. But i guess im the only one. πŸ™‚

  8. RageRiot Says:

    I prefer 1 line feeds because 1. it makes me go to your site and 2. wouldn’t it require mor bandwidthd ? I care for other peoples resources as well as my own. 3. er I dunno thought if I put 3 reasons u might choose my opinion over others πŸ˜›

  9. Andrew Timson Says:

    Trust me. Bandwidth is not a problem for the site. [Says he who provides it for free. ;)]

    And I personally prefer full feeds. I can live with images not showing off to the side….

  10. Corvus Says:

    Now that you’ve gone full feed, I have you added to my Feed list (in lieu of merely stumbling across you while sorting the Gameblog feed jumble).

    I do get the embedded images in my reader, Akregator.

    Interestingly, it’ll increase the chances of click through, as I’ll probably want to comment more now that I can read full text quickly…

  11. Film11 Says:

    I just run mine as a Firefox RSS live bookmark so it really doesn’t matter for me πŸ™‚
    I find it annoying to have to open up a seperate program just to read all my RSS feeds, so I just use Firefox’s bookmarks so I can get a quick low down on all the stories then go to any that interest me.

  12. Bjehsus Says:

    I prefer having only part of the post in the feed, then reading the rest on the site, too.. but whatever.

    There’s a nice Firefox RSS reader extension called Sage that displays images. Get it at