My apologies to Mitch for not jumping on this earlier, but I've been working, ironically, on syndication.
This is the first time this has happened in our community, and I know it's come as a shock. We're not used to people objecting to our readership. But this isn't helping, and it's certainly not educating.
Personal and emotional attacks are not nice, and uncalled for.
RSS is a new format, and everyone is using it differently.
Not so long ago, personal weblogs were new too, and we're still learning all the different things that they can be used for. They are not all 14 year old angst, but that's a common perception. Let's just work this out as adults okay?