No limits on unread/old items
PLEASE do not impose a 30-day limit on Normandy like Google Reader did. At the very least, allow users to view items older than 30 days on Normandy. People don't want to lose information!
We’d like to share with you how Search works and why the limitation is set on 30 days.
Basically the reason why we have to limit to 30 days for categories is because searching across a large number of feeds takes a long time to return results right now. This also explains why we can remove this limit when you search directly in a feed rather than a category, as that will return search results a lot faster.
You can still see all the older articles as unread in all your Collections/Categories. If you’ll click on the Gear icon on the top right and uncheck “Unread only” you’ll see all the articles, just marked as read.
Improving our search feature is one of our top priorities for feedly Pro, so we’re trying to up this limit soon. Unfortunately we don’t have an ETA to give you on that.
Junsheng Chen commented
Yep. Jenn and Patsak are correct. This our beef with the limit.
Sometimes work and life gets so crazy that you have no time to comb through your feeds. And when you do, it's maddening to see Feedly mark feeds older than 30 days as read.
Thanks for the update Petr. To look at it from another use case, I don't care about the search at all. I use Feedly to aggregate all the things (youtube videos, blogs, comics, etc) I would like to read/watch. Sometimes I don't get to them in a timely fashion. Shame on me. But having them disappear after 30 days is very very aggravating. I miss out on a lot of content because of this. Telling me to just view all the articles that are marked as read is not very helpful, because I have no idea which ones I've read and which ones I haven't. That's kind of the whole point! Anyway, I'm sure y'all have see a lot of use cases for your product so this isn't new, but I thought it might help put some peoples complaints into perspective. This is the only frustration I have with Feedly. Everything else is great for me (except for one feed I have that never seems to update, but that's another issue).
Petr, thanks for reaching back.
My understanding is that people here complain about unread items disappearing after 30 days, not that they are unavailable through search.
Regarding your explanation, I have two remarks:
1. Why do you at all mark items as read after 30 days? This is really annoying. If, as you claim, they still stay there (as read ones), why mark them read?
2. I find your claim about the availability of items older than 30 days only partly true. Yes, they are available as read, but the amount is limited. In my experience the limit is about 600 items.
What is with this? Especially since I don't seem to be able to prolong the unreadness of articles even if I click "keep unread" again 28 or something days after the date of the original post... it still disappears 2 days later.
Jim S. commented
I can't believe this isn't a feature
Sad, but true. They only had the unlimited unread items for the first couple of months. They have had the 30 limit in effect for literally years now.
I too would buy a subscription if they took the limit off, even if it was only for premium members. However their continued silence on the issue suggests that they don't care and it isn't worth our money for them.
So, does anyone know of any alternatives that DO allow unlimited unread items?
Nobody cares about your five bucks chummy.
Tiago Rodrigues commented
As someone else said here, I think feedly used to show items older than 30 days. I have some folders which I only look at every once in a while and I remember having items older than that.
If this doesn't get fixed until the end of my yearly subscription I'll seriously reconsider if I should keep paying for it.
Todd Vierling commented
Of the top 10 suggestions here, this one seems the most trivial of all to implement (since it means just _disabling_ existing code) -- and one that plenty of users (myself included) would pay for!
Seriously, I don't see a point in Feedly Pro if I still have to read every article before it's 30 days old, or else it gets auto-marked as read. Conversely, if Feedly Pro offered an unlimited unread queue (or at least, much longer limit like 1-2 years), upgrading would be a no-brainer.
This is absolutely the only reason that I am *not* a paid subscriber. If they made it unlimited, even if it was only unlimited for premium users, I would pay in a heartbeat.
Chris Olson commented
I'm a paid subscriber. I'm flabbergasted how this can still be an issue SINCE DAY ONE of feedly. Removing items in a feed defeats the entire purpose of their product. This is so sad. Feedly..you need to listen to the customer.
Sean Sharp commented
Is this new? The old Feedly seemed to have an infinite store feature, but I've just now noticed that my feeds are restricted to 30 days, even within my "saved for later". There's a reason I "saved it" for later. I had articles and posts that I had saved specifically for continued reference. Is all this data gone? Why weren't we, the users, warned that this change was coming so that we could appropriately back up our data? I am very angry.
PERCE NEIGE commented
Why feedly doesn't listen to their users???
I am a free user but it that feature was on any plan I definitely could pay for it on monthly basis.
Please, implement it. I m pro subscriber and would like it so much.
They are deleting comments on Medium. Nice!
They just came out with a Medium article regarding their new design, and they're looking for reviews. Seeing that they won't answer this issue here, I suggest we go and take it there: https://medium.com/feedly-behind-the-curtain/first-implementation-of-material-design-by-feedly-fba1494022a4
I'd pay to keep my feed longer too.
If you do not want to change this limit, could you, at least, limit this to something like x days or y articles? For sites with infrequent publishing, like twice per month, I do not believe there is much difference for your servers if there are two or four unread articles. In case there is, please, allow sorting by oldest (only for unread) article within feed/category, so we can read first articles we might miss soon.
Trying out Digg, bye feedly