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RSS links to articles requiring registration

How to block them with Yahoo! RSS news?

8:22 am on May 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I use Yahoo! RSS news feeds for my sites (recently switched from Google News since I considered they were allowing too many low quality news providers, like simple bloggers, where I wouldn't want to send my traffic to) and I noticed that some of the news links go to pages where registration, or worse, paying subscription, is required to read the article. Well, that's a waste of link.

Do you any of you know a way to identify these specific yahoo links so I can discard them? At least Google News would add (subscription) in the title which made it easy not to display them with a little regex. I use MagPie RSS but I kow my way around PHP. Thanks for any feedback.

4:17 pm on May 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Using Yahoo or Google on websites violates their TOS..

More news sites are pulling access without registration specifically because people are using content without permission.

Try accessing a legal news servicelike AP, AHN, Reuters, Yellowbrix.


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