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  1. Do not display already read trending items

    Sometimes after reading and closing "Trending" items I open them again and forced to scroll lot of pages to fin new items. Why this items are not marked as read just like other subscriptions

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  2. Sort in order that new feed items were discovered

    I'm a new Google Reader convert, and I'm experiencing a problem that I can put down only to the fact that The Old Reader is taking considerable time to find and catch up with my feeds.

    I had manually marked as read all of the many thousands of posts that were more than about two weeks old. However, over the next couple of days, I keep noticing new items appearing in my list that are more than two weeks old (and others that are less than two weeks as well, although it's hard to tell which of these are new…

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  3. New themes!

    I suggest you to put on some new good-looking themes, to make the site more pleasant and readable, like feedly! That's what Google Reader lacked of too...
    And also, please shrink the subscriptions bar on the left, it's way too big.
    Thanks!

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  4. Mute comments from selected users

    Some people comment so frequently with such little substance that I would like to be able to mute that user such that "Commented" won't update/increment if they have left a comment. Unfollowing isn't the solution, as the Comments section will show updates if people you don't follow comment on something shared by people you do follow.

    To simplify implementation, you could still retain that user's comments, but have them blanked out/obscured unless you "click here to show."

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  5. Save to Pinboard.in

    Ideally, you would be able to just save the post and mark it for reading later both are avilable via their API.

    https://pinboard.in/api

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  7. Charge based on the frequency of feed refreshes

    I'm new and really want to use this site as my RSS Feed Reader, but it is very slow to refresh my feeds so I can read new posts. I know you are inundated with new users and to make this site really fast will require lots of server resources. I'm used to Google Reader checking my feeds every few minutes and me noticing there are unread updates waiting to be read. So you can afford to use Cloud-based hosting and use as many servers as you need to be able to update my feeds every few minutes, I suggest…

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  8. very small mobile web enhancements

    I love the fact that The Old Reader has a mobile web interface. For me this is THE reason to switch to The Old Reader. With a few minor tweaks it could be great !

    1) add the button to mark all as read at the bottom under the feeds. Afterall you browse all the way down while reading them and now you have to scroll back up to press "mark as read".
    2) Would be great if on mobile you could also still work with the categories and they would be collapsed by default. This way you don't have…

    16 votes
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  9. hide or delete specific trending items.

    I'd like to be able to hide or delete items in the trending feed that include nudity or adult language.

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  10. Allow users to turn off favicons in feed list

    Most people like favicons. I don't. I know, I'm weird. I have them turned off in Firefox. It would be great if I could also turn them off in The Old Reader. It would save you some bandwidth in fetching them, and it would make my feed list look less like a Turkish Bazaar.

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  11. A "trash can" for unsubscribed feeds and folders

    I've apparently deleted (or unsubscribed) inadvertently from a whole folder - EEEK! I'd love to have a way to roll back!

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  12. please sort feeds by name

    holdover from google reader - please sort feeds by name, dragging them takes ages one by one. thanks!

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  13. Create a "current post" indicator

    Google Reader uses a [blue] highlight on the left border of a post to indicate which one is the current, that will receive all the actions from keyboard shortcuts (un/like, un/share, mark as un/read, ...)

    Currently, The Ol' Reader uses instead a [green] highlight on the left border to indicate if the post is marked as un/read and, as far as I can tell, considers the top-most (partially or completely) visible post as the current one. This happens even if the user is using "list" mode and any other post, that is not the first, is the one actually expanded…

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  14. Adding feed reader to Firefox

    By adding a javascript button wqith the below instead of having to set it up manually as suggested to do in your tips&tricks:

    navigator.registerContentHandler("application/vnd.mozilla.maybe.feed",
    "http://theoldreader.com/feeds/subscribe?url=%s",
    "The Old Reader");

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Adding_feed_readers_to_Firefox

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  15. undo unsubscribe

    Currently when I unsubscribe from a feed, the action is final, with no way to resubscribe. I can't even go to the same feed because the link to it is promply forgotten. The website takes me to a default home page; instead it should stay on the same feed until I decide to move away or perhaps resubscribe.

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  16. Push notifications

    It would be awesome if old reader would send push notifications to mobile phone so you would get feed news as soon as they happen (or at least as soon as reader checks them).

    Or maybe add some sort of API for it. After quick glance, I can see it can only retrieve data by polling.

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  17. Pocket: tagging

    After sending the post to Pocket we should present user a separate form that will allow him/her to enter pocket tags. We could also store a cached list of tags and show input suggestions, however this will be quite cumbersome, because the only way to get the list of all tags is to fetch all user items.

    14 votes
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  18. Sign out of Pocket

    I'd like to be able to sign out of Pocket, either to remove the option or switch pocket accounts.

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  19. Mobile Site Static Menu or 'Back to Top'

    I've been using The Old Reader for a good two weeks now and truly appreciate the service. Great minimalist UI and nice mobile adaptation. When I load a feed that is large or has a lot of unread items, scrolling can be difficult. Maybe either a small static menu button or a scroll to top button would be helpful?

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  20. Allow clicking on a post without scrolling to it in List View

    "Clicking a post scrolls to it" option should work both in Full View and List View.

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