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.
Could someone list all the RSS services with no limit? I'm ready to switch.
Ole Jørgen Brønner commented
This is the in the top 10-20 suggestions and not even a comment on why this is so hard. It's quite obvious that it whould not be hard to at least increase the limit. I understand that removing it entirely whould add resource demand, but changing it to say 3 months can't possible be that bad...
Liza Olmsted commented
I'd be willing to pay to keep my feed longer than 30 days.
There's no sign that they'll implement it, or at least I haven't heard them talk about this issue yet.
Guys, I need to know if the 30-day-end-of-feed will continue or not. I have research to finish and I can't wait much longer otherwise I'm off to another service.
30 days of feeds and then stop? Come on...
I've just been abroad for five months for work, in areas with little to no internet access and very little free time. I left Feedly in charge of my RSS feeds specifically so I can do go for long periods and return knowing I'll have a record of everything I've missed. That, for me, is the only reason to use an RSS reader! I'm completely bewildered and angered by the fact I return to an almost empty inbox that dates back 30 days, especially when I can view full feeds for all my subscriptions ad infinitum when there are no unread items!
What the hell is the point in that feature? Sorry, I'm going to look elsewhere for a service that actually works.
Enrique Cordero commented
Moving to Digg. Does it really compensate to loose so many users?
ankit agrawal commented
I am a scientist and I use Feedly to keep track of literature. Sometimes I keep articles that I find interesting but not necessarily related to my research as UNREAD, so I can read them in my downtime. This doesn't necessarily happen within the 30 day limit. And so I have lost all the papers I have been marking for the last 6 months. This is almost a basic requirement for the app.
I'm not tech savvy enough to understand how difficult this would be, but I can't help but wonder if there could at least be some middle ground here.
I just realized this was happening. I spent a lot of time doing internet research and chatting with other bloggers, trying to figure out why new posts weren't showing up in my feed. At a minimum, this limitation should be very clearly described somewhere.
My issue came about because I don't always regularly check Feedly. That's okay because a good chunk of the bloggers I follow (my friends) post infrequently. In many cases, less than once/month. Between infrequent posting and infrequent checking it's really easy for me to just never see their posts.
Again, I'm not tech savvy enough to offer a perfect solution, but I wonder whether you could limit total # of unread posts if it's a storage space issue. Or provide some sort of notification before unread posts are marked as read. Or show only the title/link of ALL unread posts older than 30 days. There has to be tons of possible solutions that are both feasible and satisfy the users.
I will still keep my Feedly account for now, but I am already testing other readers. This is one of very few key features I will look for.
Brett Porter commented
Looks like a dupe of http://feedly.uservoice.com/forums/192636-suggestions/suggestions/3747193-no-limits-on-unread-old-items with more votes, maybe folks should move their votes there?
Colin Jack commented
Was there ever any feedback from feedly on this?
João Ferreira commented
I've been using feedly for almost two years and this happened to me today for the first time, and so only now I realised that this problem exists. But it is *way* important to me to be able to rely on my unread articles keeping marked as unread forever. I am indeed going to look for alternatives because of the issue.
David Minasian commented
gReader indeed allows you to keep unread articles almost indefinitely, I use it in conjunction with feedly so I make sure not to miss anything because of the controversial decision that feedly team made by not implementing this simple feature.
In response to my previous issue, apparently this is built into the API--from http://developer.feedly.com/v3/markers/#keep-one-or-multiple-articles-as-unread :
> Note: entries older than 31 days cannot be kept unread.
A related issue:
If an article has been automatically marked as "read" you can apparently still manually mark it as "unread"--from within Feedly. If you are using another app that connects to Feedly via their API, however, it seems that marking such an article as unread will not be reflected inside Feedly. (I've tried this with gReader but have not tested with other readers nor directly through the API.)
How has this not been addressed? I'd upgrade if you offered this in pro, but until then I have to continue looking for alternative services.
This is my most wanted feature, I'd pay to upgrade for this.
Sadegh Alavi commented
Hey feedly!, are you hearing us??? This is a must every professional needs, if you are!
P.S. Have you ever gone on holiday for more than 30 days?