I’m one of Tim Bray‘s thousands of subscribers (via Bloglines) and I prefer his Atom feed. Bloglines recently redirected all of Tim’s Atom feed subscribers to his RSS feed. (Tim’s take.) Bloglines would rather add marginal features like embedded YouTube applets instead of hunkering down and supporting RFC4287.

They would probably defend themselves by saying that they’re just a consumer choosing equivalent feed formats. In this case, they’re not. Tim made the decision to make his Atom feed full text a while back; his RSS feed is just summaries.

Pathetic. I suppose I could call myself that, too, for continuing to use Bloglines. I’m not prepared to jump to Newsgator Online just yet. I’m actually tempted to roll my own Planet and call it a day.