Let the user download the list of his saved stories

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If I move to NewsBlur, I have to make sure that my subscription list and saved stories in not locked into NewsBlur. I might have to/want to move to other RSS reader.
I can download my sites in OPML. But there is no way to download my saved stories.
This is important for backup. If I have decided to save some story out of hundreds of other stories then it has to be important to me. I would want to keep its backup save with me.

Also, as per your reply at the following link, it seems that Google Reader Sync is out of the question. This only increases the importance of backup.
https://getsatisfaction.com/newsblur/...
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Posted 7 years ago

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Ben

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Thanks John,
I was able to use this to obtain my saved stories. However, I really need this incorporated into the Newsblur site itself, for an everyday user it's just not a great process to go through every time. I sure would like to know where this is on the the "feature" list - next few days seems to take months.
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Ben

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Bump again hoping to see this commitment completed.
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francisco delatorre

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this is a terrific idea. i'm not a terribly technical user, i'm afraid, so the API route isn't as accessible for me as it might be to much of the user base here. is this still on the to-do list?
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It's the lack of any kind of response, even a no, on simple requests like this that made it easy for me to decide to drop my premium subscription when it expired in May. This, and a simple "mark all as read" button at the end of the article list. That was promised to be "looked at on Monday" its now been about a year since then and nothing but crickets........
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francisco delatorre

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i know this isn't technically what you were asking for, but i find the shift-A hotkey very useful for the "mark all as read" functionality, just in case that makes your experience any better :)
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Hey Geoff, I'm sorry to hear you've given up on your premium sub, but know that I am still committed to building this. However, that mark read at bottom of story titles is a great idea. I added that as well: https://github.com/samuelclay/NewsBlur/issues/741
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geoffwood

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Sam, Thank you. I just re-subbed so Shiloh has a few days of food coming.
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I've been trying to keep an eye on support and have done a good job cleaning up over the past month. But this particular thread is 2 pages deep, and that's when it becomes hard to read each and every reply. If this doesn't get done soon enough, please feel free to start a thread for the mark read issue. Or bump one if one exists.
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Ben

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Bump again this month/year.
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Samuel Clay, Official Rep

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Ok, I added a ticket for this so it won't get overlooked. I won't be able to get to it immediately, but it's now quite high on the list and will actually be done. 

https://github.com/samuelclay/NewsBlur/issues/740
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Ben

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Here's to hoping for 2016!
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Ben

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Before Summer? I understand "immediately" can mean some time, but now 7 months?
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Ben

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Well Samuel, 2016 is slipping away and I still have no way to share articles with my research students and colleagues. I am sure glad you created a ticket. /s
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I created a simple Python script that takes all of the NewsBlur saved stories and pushes them to a markdown document. I'm not sure where the best place to share this is, so I figured I would add it to this thread.

https://github.com/shmcgrath/newsBlurSavedStories
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Ben

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Let's try for 2017?
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Ben

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How about 2018?
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Since it's been awhile, let me confirm: do you want a downloadable archive that's a bunch of .html files or just a bunch of .json file for easy parsing by a machine or another service? What are you going to do with this archive?
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.json, .csv - anything, really containing all my saved stories in a single file that I can convert to my needs. As stated earlier on page 1 "My vote is for any of them, or all of them - anything I can do something with the stories for my research and sharing with students and other faculty." I do research and have all these saved stories that just sit there. I can do my own parsing for stories on "broadband" or "taxes" for example, I just need to have a readily accessible archive from which to do my sorting/queries.
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If you're doing research, why not just use the API like the other posts are using? It's a pretty easy API to use and you can do it from Python using NewsBlur's own python API wrapper: https://github.com/samuelclay/NewsBlur/tree/master/api/newsblur.py
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I don't do Python programming nor server side work. I am not sure what your definition of research is but my methods don't include your tools. Please, please, please take a minute to read through the first page of comments regarding the API being inaccessible to non-programmers. What I want is this: an option - either via webpage or app - to download all my saved files in one file in some sort of accessible file format. That's it.

FYI, I found a file from a few years ago that someone sent me, they could only pull 10 at a time (I bet I have 2-3k now) but it showed me all the column headers which would be included. I'd rather not be dependent upon a good samaritan to obtain them. I would love to have most of these there:

story_authors intelligence/feed intelligence/tags intelligence/author intelligence/title shared_by_friends/0 story_permalink reply_count story_timestamp share_user_ids/0 user_id story_hash id comment_count story_title guid_hash starred_timestamp share_count story_date share_count_public friend_user_ids/0 shared_comments short_parsed_date share_count_friends
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..... (lots in here)
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public_comments/2/id commented_by_public/0 commented_by_public/1 commented_by_public/2 story_tags/12 story_tags/13 story_tags/14 story_tags/15 story_tags/16 story_tags/17 story_tags/18 story_tags/19 story_tags/20 story_tags/21 story_tags/22 story_tags/23 story_tags/24 story_tags/25
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*cough*

Samuel, any update before this gets lost again?
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