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.
Some of my sections contain feeds that aren't updated often. When I add more than 1 of these infrequent feeds to the same category, it shows:
"There are no articles in this section"
Rather than telling me there are no articles, either:
A) Allow me to set an option called "Load latest X articles" where X is a numberic value I enter.
B) Allow me to set an option called "Show 30/60/90 days of articles" rather than assuming that 30 days will curate enough content for me to have a populated section feed.
Bryan Blackford commented
was going to switch from reader to feedly, this limitation always annoyed me about gReader, as if I took a month off from my comics then i had to go to each comic's website and backtrack to find any issues I had missed. guess i'll look elsewhere.
Actually, it seems that feedly has a one-week limit (or 2-week maybe) : I lost unread articles in feedly were still unread in google reader.
But like previous people, one month was already not enough... Please, consider this request, with adding an option in "advanced preferences" where customer can choose its "peremption-time" for its articles for example.
Matt Bowes commented
Please, please, please. This is especially important if one wants to follow things like podcasts (which may only be released monthly) via feedly.
I follow over 500 feeds and that means I don't read all of them regularly.
Some of them are webcomics that update weekly or monthly, so I don't check them for 2 or 3 month to let them accumulate a few pages. Some times it's 2 or 3 month before I get to read them again.
Limiting to 30 days means Feedly doesn't serve me as a replacement for Google Reader.
Another case is when I go on summer vacations. I may be away without internet for a couple months, and when I come back I wan't to be able to check all the old news.
Marko Mannonen commented
Agreed, I personally don't have a possibility to read every single rss feed post within the 30 day limit...
Christophe Gaubert commented
This suggestion is a crucial one.
Of course, it will depend on the servers feedly will be able to pay. I'm wondering what is their business plan. The service is free and feedly is not google... How will they absorb all these google reader users ?