Do unread items sunset after 14 days?

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I'm seeing unread items in NewsBlur change to read after 14 days of sitting in a feed, much as Google Reader would mark them read after 30. Is there a way to turn this behaviour off? I want persistent counts. NewsBlur already has a manual tool to unclutter feeds.
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Austin Schaefer

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I think ianjo nailed it, and I think there may even be a solution in there: Perhaps items that fit a "thumbs-up" intelligence filter would be retained for longer (a month?). I've thumbed-up all the low-volume, high-quality feeds that I really love. Perhaps these could be retained for me longer, within sensible limits (a few hundred items).
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I'm very unhappy with this 14 day limit. I use this site to follow important sites where I don't want to miss a post, and sometimes I'm too busy to read everything within 2 weeks (for example when I'm on vacation). This is probably a deal-breaker for me.

Otherwise, love the product, but this is very annoying
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I also support a 30-day "sunset" period for unread posts as reasonable.

Most importantly, a significant number of my feeds are academic journals that I deal with in batches when time permits. This cannot always happen within 2 weeks. Also, the ability to travel without missing posts is vital. During most trips I rarely have reliable access to the internet, and when I do have access, hurrying through my RSS subscriptions before the unread counts roll over should not need to be a priority.
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Great news, guys, check out NewsBlur's Twitter feed. Samuel, thank you very much for implementing the 30-day sunset period!
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Thanks for the advisory etcn. This is awesome news, thanks Samuel!
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Awesome! I'm now a premium subscriber, like promised. The impact on the response time has been zero so far, let's hope it doesn't grow over the next 15 days!

Now... 30 days is a start, and if the response time is unaffected hopefully the only major cost for Samuel is storage (or RAM, if it's all sitting there). So how about a pay-for feature to bring this up to 60 or 90 days? I'll upgrade.

Quote from Jon L, which I fully agree with:

> 90 days would be amazing. 60 days great. 30 days, adequate.
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Is this real? When does this actually take effect?
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Well, the migration has finished and so I'm just waiting for a good time to mess with everybody's unread counts. Thing is, this will force a site-wide unread recount, and that'll take time. NewsBlur will run during the migration, but everybody using the site for the N hours (N = 12 is my guess) that it takes, their unread counts might be wildly incorrect. Not the worst thing, since it will only go up, not down, and if it takes a few hours to go up from 0 or anything else, you won't notice. So I might even be able to do this on a weekday somebody very soon. I have a bunch of updates going out (offline, story tagging, 30-day unreads) and I want to coordinate them for next week.
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Great to hear Samuel. Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication!
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francisco delatorre

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i really, really really appreciate this. thank you samuel!
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Does the sunset-setting explain why posts that are 'new' but backdated by over the sunset-length don't show up as unread?

(I have my own blog, and I sometimes fall behind and post things that happened over a month ago using the old date, and those posts don't show up as unread.)
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Yes. The story date is what the 14d/30d unread expiration hits.
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yardena

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As one of your harshest critics about this for the past few months, I just want to say THANK YOU for making this happen! Note the change in mood. :)
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yardena

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I'll wait a while before bugging you about 60 days.
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30 days only for premium, right?
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Nicholas Riley

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Yup; doing it for everyone killed performance. http://blog.newsblur.com/post/6145169...
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aleksee

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Thank you so much Samuel !!
Now I can go on vacation quietly :)
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Can my auto-mark-as-read level please be turned off, or if that's not possible, set it to 1000 years?

There's a web comic I read, but after letting a few days go unread, I conciously decided to take a break from reading it. "But not to worry, NewsBlur will keep track of where I left off."

It was when I noticed that the number of unread items remained constant at 30, I found out that this limit existed.

Some blogs I only dip into occasionly, leaving them unread maybe for months.