I most certainly hope you enjoy and appreciate my blog. I enjoy having readers as well.
However, I feel I need to take up one matter with you:
On average, the feed you are subscribed to, the full-text RSS feed, is updated at most once a day. *You have set your RSS-reader, which is Opera 7.54 on Linux, to check my feed _once every minute._ I find this creepy, to state it mildly.* I don’t know your motivation for fetching my feed this often. I doubt that you spend 24 hours a day in front of your computer, eagerly awaiting my latest writings. If you do, I honestly feel sorry for you.
If you have some weird crush on me that requires you to read what I write the minute it’s released, then you have a problem, that you _seriously need to see a psychiatrist about._ If you, on the other hand, don’t have this crush on me, could you please change your subscription settings?
Open your Mail panel, locate my newsfeed. Right-click on my feed. Set Update to Every hour. If you also changed your subscription address to http://virtuelvis.com/feeds/fullrss, that would also make me happy.
You see, there are several hundred individual computers that fetch my newsfeeds every day. If every single one of them were doing what you are doing, I would run out of available bandwith much faster than I would like.
If you choose not to comply with the instruction given in this letter, I will be forced to obtain a HTTP-level restraining order on you. Which means you won’t be able to read my content whatsoever. Your choice. Note that if it becomes neccessary to block you, I might also make a polite phone call to your ISP, Tafjord Mimer, and ask them to have a conversation with you about basic Internet Etiquette.
To everyone else who is subscribed to my feed, I am going to list what I consider to be sensible minimal intervals for fetching my feeds:
* For the main content feeds: *1 hour.* This goes for both the full-text and excerpt feeds.
* Other feeds: *Every thirty minutes.*
Dear Tafjord Mimer customer at dsl206-45.adsl.no/188.8.131.52
Posted by Arve on 2005-01-22