@rra What's your issue with RSS/Atom?
@alcinnz <10% of our visitors using ~80% of our data. Automated feed readers pull our full feed every hour or so.
@rra Mine does it daily... And I believe it listens to HTTP caching headers...
Maybe it'd help to paginate your feeds or not put your full articles into it?
@alcinnz We added the full articles since it provides a nice form of 'off-line' reading.. I'd like to not sacrifice that..
It seems however that most feed readers ignore the HTTP last-modified header. So we might have to provide only summaries eventually.
@rra Yeah the offline reading IS nice! But I'd understand if you need to split the usecases.
Boosted to say that poor caching implementations can be an issue!
@alcinnz Thanks for boosting! Even if we fix RSS we'd still be interested in a newsletter service because currently LTM uses feedburner for historical reasons and they want to switch. I'd much rather have those funds go towards such an association than to mailchimp or something like that..
@felix @alcinnz Do you have more info on this? I think it is more the issue of the RSS clients pulling things anyway but I might be overlooking something. Also it is not necessarily that we have increased load, just that we have unnecessary data transmission and we want to minimize that. The RSS/Atom feed is just a static file XML file as well.
@rra why not a mailing list? It would also host comments for the solar and the non solar website
@royniang the newsletter use case is different from the mailing list. In a mailing list everyone's response gets fwded to all subscribers.
@rra I'm currently building a business that offers 1 click installs of private, secure, self hosted solutions for individuals and businesses. My product is not ready yet, but if self hosted is something you would consider, I could provide advice (for free) or spin something for you (not free).
@xananax sent a dm
@rra but that's not Atom/rss
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