PSA – Partial Feeds
Just a quick note that this site is now publishing partial rss and atom feeds. So instead of seeing the entire contents in your feed reader, you will only see about the first paragraph. You will have to click through to read the full post here.
Why am I doing this? People are republishing my feed on their sites, and in it’s entirety because that’s what I publish in my rss.
Basically anybody with a free afternoon can figure out how to republish rss feeds. In the past I dealt with the couple people who did this individually, but it’s becoming harder to do and a much more frequent occurance.
For an example here’s a site I noticed doing this today (the second this week): http://headlinedepot.com/feedview.php?feedid=1850 (screenshot)
You’ll notice only partial feeds show up there now, however earlier today they were displaying the entire content of each of my posts, reading every word of my rss feed and republishing.
So after doing some research I found multiple opinions that the only way to truly protect your feed from getting hijacked is to not publish the full feed, and hence my partial feeds.