An email to Wired News

Hello Wired News people,

I was just wondering if you had any plans to offer full articles in your RSS feeds?

Y’see, normally I really enjoy just reading the description in my RSS reader and then clicking on the link to the full story. Let’s face it, the elegant design of the website is far more pleasing on the eyes than plain old unstyled text. But I’ve been put off visiting the site ever since you started running that ridiculously annoying banner ad that makes noises whenever my cursor inadvertently brushes it on the way to the scrollbar.

I’ll check back every now and then to see if the campaign of annoyance has ended but for now I’m stuck with the brief, tantalising descriptions of news stories in the RSS feeds. Hence my question.

By the way, I have absolutely no idea what that satanic banner ad is actually selling. I’m far too busy closing down my browser window to actually figure out what’s being so rudely forced upon me. What I really ought to do is make a note of what company’s marketing genius is responsible so that I can begin a lifetime boycott.

Your tormented reader,


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