Blogspam and Livejournal feed updates.

I got nailed 3 times in the last 24 hours with blogspam to Planet Geek Now, normally spam doesn’t bug me that much, It’s there, its’ a part of dealing with life on the net. A minor annoyance. But the way we had the LJ feed set up, anytime someone posted a comment, even in an old archive, the posting will show up on LiveJournal, because the RSS feed content changed (the ‘Comments (4)’ went to ‘Comments (5)’).
This is why folks are seeing old postings from me in their friends list. This drives me absolutely nuts, because I know it really annoys you all as well.
I’ve just altered the feed to take the ‘count’ portion of the comments out of the feed, so that even if someone adds a comment on the blog, it won’t update the feed (proper). The problem there is you never see if there are comments available, and there’s no way to avoid this using the mechanism that Livejournal provides.
Anyway, this change will most likely cause my entire feed to update, and everyone may get a pile of rehashed postings. My apologies, this should be the last time.

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