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  1. Rename a feed

    I would like to be able to rename feeds to something other than the title they serve in the feed, which is not always meaningful or sufficiently identifying.

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  2. Make it possible to hide the subscription sidebar

    In Google Reader the "u" key toggles subscription list display, and it remembers the setting, so that next time I open it the sidebar is hidden. I only look at the subscription list when I am managing my subscriptions, which is rarely. During normal reading it is completely uninteresting.

    30 votes
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  3. include user's notes in rss stream of shared items

    self-explanatory, i think. (this would allow users, for example, to build a microblog/annotated link-dump directly from the old reader.)

    there is a similar, but more complex request here:
    http://theoldreader.uservoice.com/forums/187017-feature-requests/suggestions/3746947-let-the-profile-rss-feed-show-initial-shared-comme

    16 votes
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  4. Add an "always start in folder ..." option

    As a user who checks feeds at work, I want to see only my tech feeds when I open my reader so that I don't have to select the tech folder each time

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  5. "Mark All As Read" Keystroke

    It would be nice to have a keystroke for "Mark All As Read" for keyboard heavy users.

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  6. No focus on content area

    Open new tab, go to theoldreader, click one of the feeds.
    After that pressing Up/Down arrows on keybord will scroll the feeds list, not the feed content, you need to click in content area to focus it.
    I know about J and K hotkeys, but arrows are kind of native thing for navigation.
    BTW Google Reader somehow does the focus of content area :)

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  7. Show share timestamp along with item timestamp

    Basically show in the following section the timestamp marking when the item was shared, not only the item's original timestamp

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  8. allow marking of items as unread

    in case an item is accidentally marked as read and you want to undo that

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  9. Full text search

    allow me to search the full text of the posts. currently search only searches the text of the post's titles, which i usually don't recall. if i remember a random detail that caught my interest, and want to find the post based on that, it should be doable. google reader functions this way, and it would never have occurred to me that the old reader would only search titles. despite loving the old reader overall, this single shortcoming could really make or break my experience.

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  11. Create a user forum

    If we had a user forum, knowledgeable users could answer questions from n00bs like me, and save you some time.

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  12. Adding feeds using GET

    I mean ability to add feeds by link like this: http://theoldreader.com/feeds/add?url=%s
    Then users will be able to use, for example, Chrome extensions for RSS subscriptions.

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  13. load icon fonts over https when serving over https

    Currently, fonts for icons are apparently loaded from http://s.theoldreader.com even when using https. If one's browser is configured to block mixed active content, this may cause icons not to render (even while letting, e.g., external images in feeds will work fine). For example, setting the security.mixedcontent.blockactivecontent hidden pref in Firefox (to be default in Firefox 23 -- https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/showbug.cgi?id=834836) will break icons.

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  14. make the timestamps on the posts say when was it posted and not how long ago

    I find it rather more useful to see when was the post created, posted or fetched instead of looking at how long ago was that. It is easier to read posts starting at a certain hour o time and not having to count back the hours. Thank you

    2 votes
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  15. don't mark newer items as read when reading an older item

    Say you open a category and there are 10 new, unread items. When you click the 5th item, it opens and you can read it. But now items 1-4 are also marked as read (no green bar anymore), while the items 6-10 are left unread.

    This is confusing and unlogical, especially when you read chronologically (older items first, moving your way up).

    3 votes
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  16. can you make a "follow gadet" to add to the blogs? (like a google follow gadget)

    can you make a "follow gadet" to add to the blogs? (like a google follow gadget)

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  17. Bad handling of xml:base on entry

    All the links and images in Tim's blog at http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/ongoing.atom are broken when viewing an entry in The Old Reader. I'm guess the reader doesn't handle the xml:base attribute on feed and/or entry elements correctly. Please fix!

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  18. Provide a partial mark-as-read mechanism for list view

    In Google Reader's mobile view, you get essentially a list view, but it only shows 15 posts at a time, and lets you mark just those 15 as read. Something similar is needed for The Old Reader's list view. Either give us the ability to see them in smaller chunks, like Google does, or enable the "scrolling past posts marks them as read" feature for list view as well as full view. Without one of the other of these, if you have a busy feed and only time to read part of it at a given moment, you have no…

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  19. Position in import queue not visible any more

    I used to see my position in the import queue. It was once around 30.000. In time it went down to around 12.000. But now, when I click the import link the only thing I see is the following text:

    We find feed import to be quite resource intensive procedure, so our system only allows a limited number of import operations to run at the same time. Currently all available slots are busy, so your import operation will be queued.

    Doesn't indicate any progress and it doesn't look good this way. Please bring back printing the queue position.

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  20. Fix an HTML typo on the Import page

    There is a line of text that currently says: "Please usesubscriptions.xml from your takeout archive." ('subscriptions' is in bold).
    Obviously there needs to be a space between 'use' and 'subscriptions'
    ('takeout' may also want a capital letter..?)

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