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  1. #1

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    Default New Arrivals RSS-Feed

    It would be really great if the RSS feed of the new arrivals would actually show the 600 x something images instead of these tiny thumbnails.
    Because if you cannot really see the content of the feed in the feed reader/aggregator - why have an RSS feed in the first place?

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    The point of the RSS feed is for syndication and use in news readers. In both cases, the feed provides clickable thumbnails that take people to GigPosters.com to view the full image. GigPosters.com does not allow hotlinking of the large images on any site, so the large images are only viewable here.
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  3. #3

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    Well, that's a pity
    Drives me nuts, when I only see these tiny thumbnails and would have to open a new window/tab to see the real image. My idea of RSS is to aggregate all the interesting stuff in one place so that I don't have to visit each page seperately (well, at least if the relevant part of the posts are image or audio files)...

    I can understand that GP doesn't allow hotlinking of large images.
    But I don't think that aggregating an GP-RSS-feed-url can be really called "hotlinking". It's not like any feed reader is trying to deny the source - at least none that I know of. If the source wouldn't be clear a lot of the gathered information would be pretty irritating.

    And I guess that most of the people who actually use RSS-feed aggregators, use them a lot.
    If you accumulate a notable number of feeds, you won't (or can't) bother much with feeds that only offer "click bait" (maybe not really the correct term here). So a feed like this pretty much only enerves/offends its original target audience. No?

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    Just because GP doesn't allow hotlinking. It's too hard to see large images

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