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  1. Set maximum width and height for iframes (youtube and videos)

    I love the new theme, and the fact you're doing a proper app, but could you please not forget about the desktop users? :)

    It's not a biggie, but the videos are huge if I view the page in the browser... if you could add something like this to your css that would be great!

    div.content.clearfix > div > p > div > iframe {
    max-width: 500px;
    max-height: 281px;
    }

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    • Make o, v, and b open the selected item, not the topmost visible item.

      When you click on an item in the middle of screen, the list scrolls until the item is at the top of the screen. If you then scroll the screen down to show items above the selected item and then hit o, v, or b the topmost item will be opened in a tab instead of the selected item.

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      • Is there something that can be done about the rash of obvious spammers joining and friending people?

        I've had 6 people start following me this week who are obvious spammers, and there doesn't seem to be any way to avoid, dismiss, or report them.

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          We have removed this spammer. For future reference, you can require all new followers to be approved. In the settings page on the “Social” tab, check “Protect my shared posts”. We’ll continue to monitor for spammers and should the issue continue we’ll work on a solution.

        • to let to send subscriptions to Kindle

          The best thing in Google Reader was the possibility to get my feed to my Kindle: http://www.klip.me/googlereader/welcome

          It would be perfect to be able to use this feature with your reader after Google retire their reader.

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          • Do you have no keystrokes??

            If not, then... WHY NOT????

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            • improve feed update

              seems that the update speed and accuracy (sometimes i dont see new updates when there are new updates) needs to be improved. when compared to google reader (which might be a little unfair to make that comparison at this point) is much faster. keep up the good work....hoping this becomes my new RSS source.

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              • Login without facebook or google

                Some users would like a separate authentication system.

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                • Don't "kill" sponsored posts (allow to be showed again with show all posts).

                  Sponsored posts are quite targeted and useful (at least to me & till today;) but once are read they are missing and show all posts doesn't show them any more.
                  I think will be no harm if they are treated same as posts (or keep them in a special folder for future reference)

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                  • Block users from following or commenting

                    As an alternative to private accounts, allow users to share publicly but block others from following or commenting on their items.

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                      This has now been released. If you go to your settings, you can choose to protect your shared items. If selected, you must approve all new follow requests, and your shared items will not be available to anyone except your followers.

                      If you “like” a post, your name may still appear on the post for all users.

                      Additionally, any existing followers can be removed by going to your followers page.

                    • Ability to share with followers and not the public

                      I like the ability to share items publicly, but it would also be nice to only share items with people who follow you, all or specific people.

                      And it would also be nice if you could prevent people from commenting on your public shared items.

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                        This has now been released. If you go to your settings, you can choose to protect your shared items. If selected, you must approve all new follow requests, and your shared items will not be available to anyone except your followers.

                        If you “like” a post, your name may still appear on the post for all users.

                      • Private accounts

                        This will allow users to expose their shared items only to a limited number of accounts they choose. So, a user will basically be able to pre-approve his followers.

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                          This has now been released. If you go to your settings, you can choose to protect your shared items. If selected, you must approve all new follow requests, and your shared items will not be available to anyone except your followers.

                          If you “like” a post, your name may still appear on the post for all users.

                        • Confirm button for "mark all as read"

                          At least three times I've ruined my feeds by accidentally hitting "mark all as read". At the very LEAST there should be a " confirm" prompt - ideally the mark all as read button should be hidden in a menu instead of right where it can be easily fat-fingered and there'd be an undo function.

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                          • Show shared item source (currently overwritten by sharer's username)

                            Items I've subscribed to are displayed as:

                            HEADLINE
                            Source by Author

                            Items that are shared with me are displayed as:

                            HEADLINE
                            Username by Author

                            This means if my friend John shares an article from The Onion, I can't tell that it's an article from The Onion because it will look like

                            PRESIDENT OBAMA RECALLS PICKLES
                            John by Joe Smith

                            instead of
                            PRESIDENT OBAMA RECALLS PICKLES
                            The Onion by Joe Smith

                            The item's source should not be obscured. This is valuable information.

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                            • 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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                              • Add "1 day" to "mark items as read older than" drop down list

                                I subscribed to some sites that are updated very often (mostly news sites). I still prefer reading those sites via The Old Reader instead of visiting them manually. But only the articles of today are interesting, so marking all articles that are not from today as read, would be a nice option.

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                                • Make posts from X days as read

                                  Make new button next to button Make all as read. It button would make post older than X days read, where X is number of days defined by user or predefined (1, 3 and 5 days)

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                                    • Make default scroll setting to "mark as read in Full View only"

                                      I'm assuming that most people (like me) who use List View don't want articles to be automatically marked as read when we scroll past a list to select what to read.

                                      For me, it's very disconcerting as it's very easy to just scroll through dozens of articles and lose track of what was read/unread.

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                                        This is already the default setting for new users. However, when we implemented the setting, we left all existing users as “always” as to not change the behavior people were accustomed to.

                                      • Fix the 'b' keyboard command

                                        As of recently, pressing 'b' on the keyboard opens in new tab and not in new background tab.

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                                        • Make keypresses work regardless of the location of the mouse/cursor.

                                          I use the keyboard to scroll down the list of stories. Currently, I have to click in the white space of a story to make the keys start working. With Google Reader, keypresses worked regardless of what I had previously done with the mouse.

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