Suspend a feed without removing
I would like to be able to suspend a specific RSS feed (i.e. not get new posts) but not remove it from my list of feeds so that I can reactivate it at a later time.
Yes - like how you can get the post office to hold your mail while you are away. Except I don't want the information when I reactivate - I would just start up again from zero.
Yes!! This is EXACTLY what I want, as well.
Sometimes I lose interest temporarily in a topic, or the feed may be temporarily cluttered with posts I don't care about, etc., etc… But I've categorized and organized my feeds carefully. So, if I remove a feed completely, it's tedious to find, re-add, and recategorize it again.
I hate it when a really useful idea has so few votes. The average user doesn't necessarily think of these kinds of features… :-/
Jim Files commented
I would use this. Here's one story for how I'd use it.
subscribe to a feed.
realize I don't care about the feed for whatever reason
move feed to 'suspended' state
attempt to subscribe to same feed
system finds it in 'suspended' state
system notifies me that I already subscribe and have it 'suspended'
I would then realize I don't want that feed back.
All too often, I find that some site posts something interested, gets linked elsewhere, I follow in from the link, subscribe, figure out that 95% of the time I don't care about the new site and unsubscribe... and then six months later it happens again. Make it stop!