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Hey, Thanks for adding Pheedo ads to the RSS Feeds!

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April 28, 2009 7:46:16 PM


Welcome to the 'removed from the 'removed from the iGoogle' home page pile.

You guys can't really be this dumb, while you're so smart at tech. Find your marketing guy and burn him.

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May 2, 2009 12:59:04 PM

Lay off the ads THG, we know you need money, but this is ridiculous.
May 4, 2009 5:47:04 AM

Help me understand the problem guys, and I can figure out how to help!
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May 8, 2009 7:04:34 AM

From what's being said, I'd judge the problem is that somehow, Tom's is abusing the RSS feeds to send out advertisements, not just legitimate content updates. Quite reasonably, people appear to be agitated by this; that is not what RSS was made for. I mean, ads are for placement on the site, and it's supposed to be the content that brings people to expose themselves to the advertising. Sending advertisements through RSS feeds really would constitute a form of spam.
May 10, 2009 8:11:14 PM

I've asked about this in an effort to help out--I was shown how the feeds have looked, supposedly, for a long time. There is one banner in the whole thing, and it isn't new. Hardly a reason to get worked up, imo.