Most readers have the Dilbert strip feed as this: "Dilbert readers - Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com. "
The problem is that you now cannot read Dilbert strips through the RSS reader but have to link to the website to see the strip. What good is a freaking RSS feed if you have to go outside of your RSS reader to see the content?
Also some people cannot access the Dilbert website due to their own pointy haired boss' ideas about IT security but those people could still share in the Dilbert strip via the RSS reader. They are now closed out of reading the strip while in the place that the strip might make the most sense - work. Though, in reflection, those people could still buy a dead tree newspaper to read the strip in it while at work...
Maybe if the Dilbert feed had reduced to the first panel as a teaser and then linked to the website for the punchline more people would have understood versus just shutting it down and also !$%*!$%* up dilbert strip widgets on smart phones.