Renai here. Just a very quick message that I have been forced into changing Delimiter’s RSS feeds into partial text feeds, as opposed to the full text RSS feeds which you are used to. This will also likely have the consequence that our daily email newsletter will become a summary newsletter rather than one with full feeds.
The reason we’ve had to do this that there are a number of rogue sites out there which are simply ripping off our entire RSS feed and re-publishing it online, with ads attached. I’ve tried asking them nicely to stop, but they don’t seem very keen on doing that, so we’re having to play a bit of hardball. Shifting to partial feeds should make it much harder for those sites to merely re-publish everything we publish, but proper web crawlers such as search engines will still be able to crawl all of our content; thus having the effect that they realise that we’re the original source of the material.
I apologise for this; I have long been in favour of full text RSS feeds, but with so many sites ripping off our stuff, there is not much that I can do. Just the nature of the modern Internet, I guess :(
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