don't know how many people subscribe to the rss feed, but as a subscriber myself i know that it's annoying that you can't check messages from past the length of those stored on the main page.
the problem is, it uses a topic on the main page to send you to the message. what i was wondering is if you could make it into individual news articles, almost like the button that will allow you to view a single post on the forum. this way, you dont need to sift through the navbar on the left side and other news articles, but you will have a webpage dedicated to that article.
i don't know how hard that would be, but i know i personally would very much so appreciate it.
my next suggestion is very simple... not that it would effect me, but do you think you could put a link on the main page to the rss feed? there's really no way to know it exists if you don't do that -- don't know if that's intentional or not, but just my suggestion.
(for those who may not know, the rss feed for nvnews is located at http://www.nvnews.net/cgi-bin/rss.cgi