I should clarify 3-4 things:
1) We like helping both writers and publishers, but we are heavily slanted towards the needs of our writers.
Publishers who are not writers are often unkind to us. …so, we enjoy helping writers and publishers who are writers.
Publishers who are not writers that follow our reprint rights TOS & Rules are also valued stakeholders.
In addition, for select private partners, we have a keyword searchable RSS feed that gives direct access to our database search results in real-time.
3) We do not use any 3rd party services to produce or track our RSS feeds. Everything was developed in-house. Yes, we cracked open the XML books and our programming team became XML self-taught.
FULL vs. PARTIAL FEEDS issue:
As far as to the ludicrous debate taking place again in the blogosphere about whether RSS feeds should be Full-Feed or Partial-Feed: We have zero plans to ever offer full feeds. Those who advocate full-feeds are not seeing the big picture. Selfishly, some want to speed up their personal use of full RSS feeds so that they don’t have to visit your website to get access to the content. This is in direct conflict with one of the points of our site (to deliver traffic and exposure to our authors website in exchange for their article submissions) and we minimize RSS abuse by not publishing full feeds.
Your thoughts or questions?