Folders: Change display order in sidebar

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Is there some way I can reorganize the order in which my folders are displayed in the sidebar? I tried dragging and dropping a few folders, but then the dragged folder always ends up as a sub-folder of some other folder.
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krishna

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EKM

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I am pretty sure I read that this feature is coming soon. However, I agree with this request and would love to have the ability to manually sort both the folders and the feeds within the folders.
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Believe it or not, I used to allow this. It was horrendous. Alphabetical folders solved a ton of issues, mainly for the user. If you want manual sort, just add a number to the folder title.

1 - Blogs
2 - Animals Doing Stupid Things
3 - Dogs
4 - Cats
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Maybe at least allow drag-and-drop sorting for folders, but not feeds?
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Hampus

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I'd suspect that drag-and-drop for folders and for feeds would pretty much be the same thing as far as code is concerned.

As I said with my last comment though, I'd at least be interested in knowing what all the issues are.
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Livven

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True, I'm just guessing that limiting it to folders only might be easier for users to understand. Personally that's all I really want too, I don't want to manage the order of all my feeds since I subscribe to a lot.
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The number method only gets people so far - anything above ten is presented as 1, 10, 11, 2, 3.... Of course, people can label folders 9a, 9b, etc., but it's an awfully unelegant solution.
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Well, that's how it usually is with alphabetical sort of numbers on a computer. It is alphabetical not numerical so 10 is before 2... If you want to go above ten you should add a zero to numbers smaller than 10.

Numbering is still a bit of a pain compared to just dragging and dropping in your desired order, good thing you don't have to do it a lot.
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bar10dr

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Could easily allow drag and drop with the elements using Jquery UI draggable, all you'd have to do is save the order on mouse button release.