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Scott Kuhl Warning: I may have no idea what I am talking about!

Chris Williams has posted a couple of rants about GeeksWithBlogs bloggers who post way too many items per day to the main page.  See ok seriously and Shades of Chris J Breisch.

I agree that this is a problem.  But I don't think the solution is a social fix asking bloggers to stop posting everything to the main page.  If its possible than someone, or multiple people, will continue to do it.  It may just be an educational thing that the users, especially new ones, do not know about this feature.  But as more bloggers arrive the problem will get worse, even if we only post once per day.

I think the real problem here is that the main page is not page-able and there is no RSS feed to it.  With those features, everyone can post as much as they want. 

This is what I want for Christmas.

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2005 6:16 AM Rants | Back to top


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You can subscribe to the Main Page Feed at http://www.geekswithblogs.net/MainFeed.aspx

As Far As Paging Goes, I hear you loud and clear
Left by Jeff Julian on Dec 02, 2005 6:40 AM

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There's another issue you're not considering: the importance of "main feeds"

Subscribing to Main Feeds is the primary way I find out about new, good blogs, which I then subscribe to individually.

Its also the main reason I chose GWB instead of some of the other services. The fact that my postings are aggregated gives me hope that someone might actually find it some day!

Of course, there are other problems with the Main Feed. I'll see if I can expand on these a bit in my blog.
Left by BradC on Dec 02, 2005 6:54 AM

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I wonder how I missed that RSS link. I know I have looked for it before. Oh well, thanks.
Left by Scott Kuhl on Dec 02, 2005 6:59 AM

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Yeah, I get riled up over this... :)

The number one fix would be paging, no doubt about it. Number two on my list is some basic education to new users which could easily be solved by Jeff including some tips in his welcome to GWB email. Of course, just because he writes it doesn't mean they'll read it, but we can hope.

And please understand, I'm all for relevant posts... and even the occasional diversion. I've posted them myself. What I grip about is posting 20 items that hardly merit individual posts to begin with, to the main feed. Why not consolidate? The one that really got me was when I guy posted about how many times he posted that day, and thought it was a good thing. lol

Just my .02
Left by Chris Williams on Dec 02, 2005 12:05 PM

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