Feature requests

  1. Proper scroll bar

    Your interface is a usability nightmare. That green scroll bar only becomes visible on hover, so I spend much of my time hovering up and down trying to find it, and then it's so small it's hugely difficult to click on. What's worse, why isn't there a way to scroll with the keyboard?!
    THE INTERFACE IS UNUSABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. URGENT: Amendment needed to page on your website

    Good Afternoon,

    Following up from my previous email, regarding the broken PDF on your website.

    URL- https://theoldreader.com/profile/bc368d756691d406d3cd7625

    Under the anchor - Nobel Prize

    The link still appears to be broken. I strongly recommend this is replaced with the following
    https://selectra.co.uk/sites/selectra.co.uk/files/pdf/chemistry2013.pdf


    As I'm sure your aware a broken link leads to
    1. User frustration
    2. It gives the impression you don't do regular housekeeping
    3. It can harm the credibility of the website
    4. It can hurt your SEO and page rankings

    Please let me know when this has been completed. A member of our team will be making a follow-up…

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  3. highlight the mobile web on your website.

    I'm a Google Reader refugee and I really like what I see in The Old Reader!

    Many people are looking for a mobile app and don't seem to realize that the mobile web version is excellent!

    I suggest you highlight this for new users as a way to satisfy those folks. Just add a shortcut button that goes to the web page and presto, no need for a native app.

    Many people seem to want an app for everything, when many apps just a the browser internally.

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  4. visual distinction between post titles and content in list view

    In list (collapsed) view, when you open a post, its title blends in with the post body. This makes it a poor clicking target, and also makes it harder to distinguish where the post body ends and title of another post begins.

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  5. Don't scroll whole list on folder selection

    Select a folder in the middle and then use Shift+J/K to select another. All list scrolled. And hard to find out the target after list scrolled.

    Scrolling whole list is dizzy. Just move the color bar beside the folder name and scroll list only when article is outside the window.

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  6. Allow mark feed as read without having to load the feed

    It would be great if I could mark a feed or a folder as read without having to click on the feed and load all the posts. ie: if I could right click on the feed/folder and choose an option to mark as read, that would really help with efficiency of using Old Reader for me.

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  7. Specify prefered MIME type in Accept header when fetching feeds

    Currently The Old Reader fetches feeds with an "Accept: */*" HTTP header.

    Some servers return content in different formats on a single URL depending on the Accept HTTP header. The current value of The Old Reader's header say that it doesn't care about the format. If the server's default format is not RSS or Atom, this makes it impossible to subscribe to such a feed in The Old Reader.

    The Old Reader should specify in the Accept HTTP header that it prefers the "application/atom+xml" and "application/rss+xml" over other MIME types.

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  8. Multiple UI issues after latest update

    The reader has been resetting itself to Dark Mode periodically. It's a quick keystroke to change it back but it still seems like a weird issue. Happens anywhere from every couple of days to multiple times per day, no history clears or anything in between.

    The (?) button and the Support option under the user profile also seem to be broken. Both cause the page to hang, accepting no futher inputs.

    Thanks,
    Kevin

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  9. Open post when clicking anywhere on the post div

    When you click somewhere else than the actual characters on a .post div in a feed, the post is marked as read instead of opening. I find this very counter intuitive

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  10. Support Microsoft Surface in your App for windows mobile

    The Old Reader web version doesn't display properly in chrome for this platform, the preview window clips the right margin on any story longer than a line.

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  12. make it more powerful, since it can not show the articles previously published when I scroll down to the bottom of each subscription!!!

    Could you make it more powerful, since it can not show the articles previously published when I scroll down to the bottom of each subscription!!!

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  13. make it possible to link to original sharer when sharing other's people posts

    Very frequently, I see people sharing items and posting in their comments something like "via Joe Smith". It would be nice (although maybe not easy) to have a way of automatically link to Joe Smith profile instead.

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  14. Some information is missing

    From RSS feeds of JACS journals some articles are missing.
    For example:
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/acs/jacsat
    from 20 articles on the cite mentioned above, 6 are missing when I check The Old Reader cite.
    So, it seems that some information is not transferred or transferred incorrectly. I am not sure if it is the case for all scientific cites or only for JACS journals.

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  15. mark all as read

    Hi from Portugal. I started using old reader for a few days now and i have a suggestion.
    For me, the "mark all as read" button is too close to the "cancel subscription". Suggest you place it near the other buttons on the right.
    Also, sometimes there's a lag from mark all as read to the updated number on the left side. Keep up the good work and thank you...

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  16. streamline folder making

    It's not hard to make folders and get the hang of moving stuff. It's just that it's memory intensive and it takes a lot of time to organize stuff

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  17. Can we add news from google alert?

    Can we add sources which don't have RSS feeds, like google alerts for companies?

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  18. Show read subscriptions

    If I enable the option to hide read subscriptions, and I want to access that subscription to find a certain post, there is no way to select it without disabling that option.

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  19. Windows 8 App

    Please, please, add a native Windows 8 app!

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  20. Space bar should work like in Google Reder

    Space is the ultimate navigation tool in Google Reader. It works like the N key but when the post is not fully visible, it scrolls down instead of jumping to the next post. And then at the end of the feed it jumps directly to ne next feed.

    This there things allow me to navigate and read my news very fast and with only one key.

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