Is it just me, or have other people noticed that various properties of Nick Denton’s media empire (specifically Gawker and Gizmodo) seem to republish their entire syndication feeds once or twice a day with new modification times, so that every freakin’ one of the posts shows back up in my aggregator as new? It’s really quite annoying, and if it doesn’t stop soon, I’m reasonably likely to unsubscribe to the feeds.


Wonkette does it, too — but it’s usually not the entire syndication feed, just the last few days’ worth.

• Posted by: Shannon on Nov 18, 2004, 11:08 AM

Hmm. I don’t see that with Gizmodo. I rarely see duplicate posts in my aggregator. I wonder if NNW disregards the mod date change if the content has not changed.

• Posted by: James Spahr on Nov 18, 2004, 2:06 PM

Mmmm, RSS spam….

• Posted by: Cameron Barrett on Nov 18, 2004, 3:39 PM

Sorry about this. We’ve been changing the link structure of the Gawker sites, and have had to rebuild the feeds. Shouldn’t persist.

• Posted by: Nick Denton on Nov 29, 2004, 4:48 PM
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