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Copyright 2003-5 Randy Charles Morin
Every few months, I get the following or similar email.
I have just received a message via RSS that my headline reader has been banned [by Slashdot].
I investigated and found that this RSS reader is also subscribed to some of my feeds. It seems well behaved. Couldn't figure why it would be banned. I'm not personally subscribed to Slashdot, I find its content trivial, predictable and often immature, so I've never experienced a ban myself. That said, I think our friends at Slashdot need to get off their high horses. Also, while investigating, I found the following HTML on their homepage.
<LINK REL="alternate" TITLE="Slashdot RSS" HREF="//slashdot.org/index.rss" TYPE="application/rss+xml">
Obviously, a lame attempt at RSS auto-discovery. Hopefully somebody at Slashdot.org will read this and fix their behavioral and HTML issues.