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RSS Feed, Full or Partial

I have had some email feedback that the RSS feed is getting too big and people are having trouble with it in their RSS readers.

I have asked on Twitter and most people seem to want the full RSS feed still available. I thought it best to ask here so that all those reading the feed can see the topic and also add their opinions.

Do people want to see the full feed or do you prefer a shortened down excerpt version? It was suggested I have two versions and can look at possibility of that also. It might cause some confusion with some people.

For those who don’t know what an RSS feed is or are not sure where to find it, this is the feed for

The RSS feed allows you to read the contents of this Site in an RSS reader, on or offline.

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HELLOSHEENA January 7, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I just come here directly.

salvidali January 7, 2010 at 4:19 pm

got Shibuya246 bookmarked for my visits. Rilakkuma post is great. I like that bear.

salvidali January 8, 2010 at 12:55 pm

oh yeh, I also come here from Tqitter . . . 😀

salvidali January 8, 2010 at 12:57 pm

gotta get glasses or something . . . should be Twitter. “Tqitter” 😛

shiro_ookami January 7, 2010 at 4:19 pm

i read it from google reader….don’t like to open new tab….again and again…

shibuya246 January 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm

How do you find the large feeds. Are they ok? any problems?

salvidali January 7, 2010 at 4:22 pm

was going to add a photo, but the upload thing wasn’t showing on the page – my ojime tiger for 2010 – bought him in 1985.

shibuya246 January 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm

nice Tiger. I want one 🙂

lithiumangel January 7, 2010 at 4:44 pm

I couldnt chose two options in the poll so my awnser is : Both coming directly to the site and Twitter.
Usually when i’m on the go i check my twitter alot; if you happen to post an update with a link to the article on the site i`ll check it out that way. Or when i have some free moments at work I check the site too and even read the new comments on older posts.
So it’s a combination of both that. I don’t use RSS, and I do believe that with sites using Twitter now that RSS will fade away gradually.

shibuya246 January 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm

I think the RSS framework needs some rethinking as to how it should be used. Just like Twitter, it is being used now for many different purposes than it was originally intended. Got to be flexible to survive 😉

micky2be January 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Come here directly, it’s not difficult to remember your URL.
Also come time to time via Twitter, when the title is catchy

shibuya246 January 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm


Ann January 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm

I read through a feed reader.. that’s the only way I can organize and to remember reading all my favorite blogs.

shibuya246 January 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Thx, that is ok. Are the large feeds to big?

Neksus January 7, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I’m old style, direct check.

dans January 7, 2010 at 11:50 pm

I don’t mind whether its partial or full. If I need to choose, I would prefer partial because I like to visit the site instead of reading it through feed reader. Why not provide both ? There are a couple of websites that provide both partial and full so readers can pick.

whipcracker January 8, 2010 at 3:52 am

RT @tweetmeme RSS Feed, Full or Partial, Japan Site Review | Shibuya246 I use both Twitter and RSS FEED. So I really don’t have any problems w/either. I actually enjoy the full RSS.

Tristan January 8, 2010 at 6:16 am

Use Safari’s built in RSS so I have the choice of the size of the article length of the feed….just have to work out how to keep the article size feed at the ‘small’ length!
Choice is good if it s do-able at your end!

If you are going to do some tinkering with settings, is it possible to automatically subscribe to a blog thread re follow up comments instead of having to click the button at the bottom of the page? (even if it is set in your profile settings to again allow some choice?)

shibuya246 January 8, 2010 at 10:09 am

Great idea. I will organize for the auto-subscribe to be on via the profile settings. Thanks 🙂


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