Robert Scoble has posted that he is trimming his blogroll – one of the qualifications he is using – if the site doesn’t provide full feeds, he unsubscribes. Robert has said this previously – I agreed with him then and I agree with him still. Partial feeds are a pain – they force you to click through to get the full story, whereas when you get there you may very well find the full story is not as interesting as you thought from snippet in the partial feed – waste of time.
John Roberts on the other hand has come out in favour of partial feeds. John says:
If I ever did anything offline, maybe I’d be crazy for full-text, but I think of those rare moments when I’m away from a computer as deliberate, so why not enjoy the connection and the focused reading experience available in a browser?
John, I enjoy the focused reading experience available in my RSS reader – I go to browser to leave comments. Speaking of comments – you don’t appear to have comments enabled on your site – are you aginst comments as well?
I find it impossible to take anyone seriously if they don’t have comments enabled on their site – it shows that while they are obviously fond of the sound of their own voice they not interested in hearing anyone else’s opinion.