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levo

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Msg#: 4472017 posted 4:41 am on Jul 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

I've noticed a feedburner feed of my website today. I haven't been using feedburner for a while.

And then it hit me, anyone can burn others feeds and add Adsense ads on them. And no one would know. Granted it's a far-fetched situation, but there are no mechanisms to prevent it.

You can hi-jack well known website feeds, create a page that 'offers' a collection of feeds, and might get some followers.. Is there a way to prevent/ban feedburner?

 

piatkow

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Msg#: 4472017 posted 9:42 am on Jul 3, 2012 (gmt 0)


Is there a way to prevent/ban feedburner?

Stop publishing feeds?

I have forgotten most of what I knew about RSS as Joe Public generally prefers emails or Facebook making my former feeds pretty well redundant. However as far as I recall if you make the .rss files available then you are relinquishing control of the data. I always made sure that my feeds were never more than "teasers" for content on my own site, if somebody had used them in the way you suggest I would have been delighted with the free advertising.

netmeg

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Msg#: 4472017 posted 5:41 pm on Jul 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

I actually did turn off all the feeds on my money sites. Just no reason to leave em up.

Sally Stitts

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Msg#: 4472017 posted 7:43 am on Jul 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

I actually did turn off all the feeds on my money sites. Just no reason to leave em up.

I have been waiting for someone like you to unequivocally make that statement.

Thank you very much. I believe you are correct. Bye-bye to my feeds.
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