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Article order set per feed

Posted: 21 May 2013, 17:45
by zxmon21
Hi,
first of all I'd like to say thank you for an impressive piece of software that is easy to set up and works well.

Proposed feature:
Establish sort order for each feed separately

Why?
Sort order needs to be different in some feeds. When trying to read all feeds, maybe "oldest item first" makes sense (say, continuous story), while reading the newest few posts is fine for other feeds (say, hourly news).

How to implement?
I admit I am not a usability guru, but this is how I would do it:
In Preferences, one can set global sort order (and "which articles to show", e.g. adaptive, unread, ...)
In each feed, the existing drop-down lists override global settings, with an additional setting "use default sort order"

Note
I think it's especially important to do this for special feeds, e.g. starred items (all my starred items are "read", so the global setting "show only unread" really makes no sense there). This could even apply to the "unread count", but that's another question entirely...

Did I make myself clear? Let me know if I need to clarify anything.

Re: Article order set per feed

Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 12:12
by ttrssmailinator
There's already a "Default" option in the "Sort articles" dropbox. However, it seems to be doing pretty much the same as "Newest first".

Our ways of reading news seem to be similar, and I think your suggestion makes perfect sense.

As a solution, I would suggest to define the "Default" option in preferences, and have the "Sort articles" dropbox work per feed. A "Default" option in the "Show articles" dropbox (defined in prefs) with other options working per feed would make things consistent.

Thanks.

Re: Article order set per feed

Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 12:27
by fox
Yeah, that is totally going to happen.

e: >However, it seems to be doing pretty much the same as "Newest first".

No, it really doesn't.

Re: Article order set per feed

Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 16:39
by ttrssmailinator
So... what does it do?

Re: Article order set per feed

Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 17:50
by fox
The search it at the topmost right corner of your screen. Consider using it.

Re: Article order set per feed

Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 18:05
by ttrssmailinator
Sort articles = Default: Sort by import time
Sort articles = Newest first: Sort by article time stamp

That it?

Re: Article order set per feed

Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 20:35
by fox
Default is score -> batch date -> article date.

Re: Article order set per feed

Posted: 06 Aug 2013, 10:11
by ttrssmailinator
OK, thanks for the clarification.

Just to stay on topic: I still believe that feed/category-specific show and sort articles would make very much sense.