Focus Mode, All Stories Not Loading

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This is the one bug keeping me from upgrading to pro and I've reported a few times. It occurs on both the web and on Android.

My main way of reading feeds is in Focus mode using All Stories (sorted by unread and oldest).

When I first start going through my feeds, I can read them five at a time then have to reload. Eventually I can only read four before I have to reload. After a while this becomes three, then two, then just one, then none - zero stories load when I hit reload even though I have 100+ unread stories in Focus mode (see the screenshot below).

Considering this is the main way I use the app, the bug is infuriating. I've been waiting to see it get fixed before upgrading.

Thank you!

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Nrbelex

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Posted 7 years ago

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Taylor

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Actually. I believe this bug is related to not being a paid user. The focus tab does not pull the focused stories out of the feeds, rather it hides non-focused articles. Since the unpaid version of the site doesn't allow for the "river of news," it only shows the newest 5 articles. If there are no focused stories in the first five, it shows nothing. This also explains your five-three-two-one-zero situation.

That all said, I'm not staff, so I may be wrong.
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Nrbelex

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That sorta makes sense, but it's a bummer if true. Not so much because I can't use NewsBlur the way I want, but because nowhere does it say this functionality is crippled without upgrading.

If it's confirmed that's the cause I'll definitely upgrade.

Thanks
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Samuel Clay, Official Rep

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Yeah, hopefully you noticed the message at the bottom of the story titles pane, shown above. It says "The full River of News is a premium feature."
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Nrbelex

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Yes, I did of course see that. But even with that message, the decreasing number of articles is totally unexpected. To a person who doesn't have the explanation above, it just looks like a bug.

Thanks for the confirmation - will be upgrading.