Background updating sometimes means stories are lost

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I've started noticing a few issues that began with the previous version but now with background updating such a feature are likely to cause more issues..

The I am reading articles and regularly marking previous as read. After a while, I return the app to the overview, and go off and do something else. Next time I find in the shared stories something from my feeds that I've not seen. It happens a couple of times.

Now I'm a ware of this, and realise that sometimes while scrolling through my stories list it must be updating. I scroll back, to find that there are, interspersed between read stories, others that I have not read. It must be to do with how the individual feeds get updated, as I know some are every few minutes, others every few hours.

Now I'm very wary of the App. I'm going to miss stories from the less frequently updated sites. Unless I change my way of doing things and read in small chunks, returning to the home screen after each small batch. Since doing that this morning, I'm finding quite a lot of earlier stories in the overview list.

I'd really rather the feeds didn't update WHILE I AM IN THE STORIES LIST. In preferences, I do not have any of the offline check boxes checked. I can't find any setting about how it updates while online.

app version: 4.0.0
android version: 4.4.4
device: asus Nexus 7 (flo)
memory: normal
speed: 49 in 161
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jim

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jim

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Please can this be moved to a problem? It is getting very irritating the more I use the app.
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I've noticed this too. It's not background updates but rather the app is showing you what stories it has while it downloads new stories.
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jim

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I've had to change my habits when reading, such that I go into the top story, then continually click the NEXT button. THis marks the items as read one by one, and ensures I see new older stories. Every 50 or so, I come back up out of the items to the main summary page where the number of unread shows. There are two issues with this that concern me:
1. Time - it takes me much longer to get through my feeds.
2. Server impact / Bandwidth impact: I'm concerned that (blindingly quick as it is) this is not a route you'd want all users following. I'm glad I only use NewsBlur on wifi, as otherwise I could end up with a large data bill.