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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Good idea. I thought about something like this myself. But can't say when I get to it.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    I don't think that I will add it. There's already a standard e-mail registration which doesn't depend on any 3rd-party provider so I don't see the need to add new login methods.

    There are always issues with them — user's Google/FB/Twitter account could be suspended, there could be issues with API (they're rare but they exist), they could be sunset (like many OpenID services and Mozilla Persona) so I prefer to not bother with them.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Sorry for the delay. I've added &tags parameter, so you should see your BazQux tags when bookmarking to Pinboard.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    And, of course, the best solution will be autosaving of tagged/starred items to Pinboard implemented in BazQux itself.

    But I'm not sure that I will implement it soon since not many people are using Pinboard (although I'm personally one of them) and there are more important things to do first.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    It seems that Zappier does not support RSS tags at all. Not sure about Integromat.

    And even if user tags will be in RSS than they will be mixed with tags from source feed so it won't work fine. So if your tool does not support custom feed items (or even RSS tags) there seems to be no way to save items the way you want.

    Do you have a lot of tags and do you use multiple tags on item? If not you could just make separate feeds for each tag and setup saving to Pinboard with particular tag for each feed (e.g., "video" tag feed saves items with "video" tag to Pinboard).

    I could add "...&tags" (nice idea, btw) but it means that you need to manually resave each item to Pinboard. It's not convenient and you could always forget to "double save" an item.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    What is your use case: do you want to see tags in some feed reader or you want to extract them from feed using a script?

    There's <category term="..."/> for tags that come with the item in source feed.

    I could add some tag prefix (like <category term="bq: some_user_tag"/>) but I don't like that user tags and source tags are mixed. I could add a text to feed items (I don't like it too but it's possible to make it optional).

    Or I could add a new tag, like
    <bq:user_tag>some_user_tag</bq:user_tag>
    for these tags.

    Which option you prefer?

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Yes, it's still in the queue. Can't say ETA yet.

    I'm personally using https://www.kill-the-newsletter.com and it working fine. Not the best option but it works.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Still can't say ETA. But it is planned.

    You could use https://www.kill-the-newsletter.com/ meanwhile

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Still planning to add this but can't say ETA.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Hope to implement it this year.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    That's good idea. I'll probably add it in future.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Yes, creating smart stream is a good option for this. I'm thinking to add option to customize Latest feeds but can't say ETA.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    It's possible to save to Pocket from BazQux directly via article share menu.

    I'm still planning to implement it. Just too many things to do.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Yes, it's possible and it's planned. I'm going to improve sharing and bookmarking (later this year, I think) and will add saving of external pages too.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    There is no place for time so I'm not sure that I will add it.

    You can try to rotate screen -- time should be visible in landscape mode. And you could expand list view item and see item time after author.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Not yet sure about keyboard shortcut. But you can click on the feed name link in "from <feed name>" line and it will select source feed.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    You could press 'f' to hide feeds list and toolbar and use https://ftr.bazqux.com/ to convert feed to full text one.

    Not yet sure about one article at a time mode (fullscreen mode is already quite focused). Maybe I'll add it if more people will ask for it.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    I'm still planning to add it. Meanwhile you could convert your feed to full text one using https://ftr.bazqux.com/ (Full Text RSS service instance that's free for BazQux Reader users).

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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    I don't understand, public feeds are already in XML format. Is it youtube-dl that needs .xml at the end of the URL (which is quite strange)? What error do you see? (you could send it to support@bazqux.com if it's too large).

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Actually I'm planning to opensource BazQux quite soon (next year, I think).

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Nothing has changed since my last comment. There are no plans to increase 500 items limit at the moment.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    There is a big problem with this feature. There are many high volume feeds which usually post things no one ever read (or read partially) but they account for about 80% of all posts.

    Increasing limit from 500 to 1000 means doubling database and search index size. Increasing to 3000 means about 5-6x more disk space and more RAM (search uses RAM quite heavy). It means major increases in server costs just because of some feeds that are mostly unread.

    It also hurts performance, since posts lists become larger and more memory and internal network bandwidth is needed. I.e. again more hardware is needed to maintain the same performance.

    While it probably possible to move old posts from SSD to HDD, I'm not yet sure that search index won't require too much RAM. It also requires considerable engineering effort to make this separation and I have a lot of other features to do.

    The only possible way I see at the moment is to increase limit to few thousands for additional price. But I don't think I have time to implement it in the near future.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    По идее, в фиде не должен показывать 500+, только 500. Это в папке может быть 500+.

    Если ставите Sort by oldest, то будет показываться начиная 500-го поста. 600 постов в фиде быть не может.

    В JustReader-е при синхронизации все посты в фиде, что больше 500 будут удаляться.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    This limit is needed for performance reasons. I'm not planning to increase it in the near future.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    That's quite strange. I haven't seen browser crash in years (maybe you have some bad browser plugin?) and even if browser crashes site data should be left in place (even after hardware reset/power off disk data is safe most of the time).

    Have you enabled clearing of cookies and site data on browser exit? Perhaps it's reason of appearance settings not being saved. You should add bazqux.com to exceptions list to keep its cookies and site data after browser restart.

    Websites have no access to Windows registry or files on you computer. Perhaps I could add a way to save current theme as a preset.

    Until I add presets you could use a workaround. If you hover mouse over "Reader font size" or other labels in Appearance dialog you could see current value in a tooltip. You could write it somewhere to restore settings next time.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    I'm still planning to implement it but focused on higher priority features first. Can't say ETA yet (but most probably not this year).

    As a workaround to send instant message you could long tap on article title (or article time if there's no title) to open OS menu for a link and share from it.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    You could mute feeds using filter. Search for * (i.e. everything), then "New filter" => "Hide found items". Then you could edit filter in settings and add any feeds you want to disable. When you want to read feeds you could uncheck them or change filter to NOT * (so it won't hide anything).

    I'm also thinking about option to select which feeds to show in Latest stream. So you could remove some feeds from it and show them only in folder or when feed is directly selected.

    Disabling feed fetching completely is problematic since feed could be shared with other people, plus some articles could be missed and there will be holes in feed history which won't look nice when you return to read this feed.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Not sure about it. It's possible to just open original article in separate tab.

    Perhaps, I'll add an option to open article from reader (not original but only what is visible in feed) in separate tab.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Thank you for the kind words!

    I'm planning to add this. But can't say when I get to it.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Fixed issue with time:[now-1d *] filters. Older posts that are no longer relevant are removed.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Yes, there's the issue with such filters. New posts are added but old ones aren't removed. I'm going to fix it soon (next week or bit later).

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Interesting, I need to test it. Do you have just "time:[now-1d *]" filter or more complex one?

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Interesting idea. Not yet sure about it.

    There is already a time-based filter which you could use as a workaround:

    time:[now-1d *]

    to show only posts from the last day. Maybe it could work for you.

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    AdminVladimir Shabanov (Developer, BazQux Reader) commented  · 

    Looks too complex, not yet sure about it.

    Perhaps you could try to use "on scroll & on click in list view" option and set YouTube to list view (although it's not the best mode for YouTube). Or you could star/tag YouTube articles you want to watch later.

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