RSS plugins can be dangerous

I was considering adding an aggregator for a few articles to the site so there would be a stream of fresh content on topics I am interested in, or at least links. It turns out that was a mistake. The first one I tried sucked down articles, attributed them to my account and published them as posts. This is not exactly what I was looking for, I was thinking more along the lines of a post that had a selection of articles from a few sites as a daily list of items that may be worth looking at. The second one I tried also sucked down articles, but this time it created contributor accounts for the writers and showed the articles as new posts. When you clicked on the post, you redirected to the original website. I think I’ll leave well enough alone and just post as things come up.

I think I’ll file this one under abject failure. No shortcuts.