:/ Thanks for the solution. The link you listed me doesnt mention setting a different applicationName http://www.sitefinity.com/help/developer-manual/provider-model.html
Additionally, Ive stated it here a few times, but we have several
clients that we have proposed sitefinity to and some of the time frames
are in the 3-5 day span. If we have to wait 72 hrs to get a response we
have lost 60% of the time alotted.. What is the support
process and time frame for high volume purchasers and partners? if this process is more business realistic than the 72 hour response time for the forum, then what do we need to do to get enrolled? Do we need to make a bulk license purchase up front to get this rolling? We are not talking about hand holding, just clear direction when needed.
Sorry for the impatience... but it was pretty frustrating to read disparate articles and documentation for 16 hours with no clear direction on why this would happen. Then I find out that all i had to do was add an attribute to the declaration that is not on any of the other items listed in the telerik/cmsengine/providers node.. default values are a hindrance if their purpose is not explicitly documented. This page http://www.sitefinity.com/help/developer-manual/products-module-simple-implementation.html
shows an applicationName being set but it in no way states that setting it is what causes the returned list to not contain default content.
This problem is fixed for me, but I would expect the documentation around this particular use case should be updated to better document required steps to have multiple providers based on generic content without having the content show up in the other lists.
Again, Thanks for the help