"Everything" doesn't have a unique URL

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The dashboard is newsblur.com, and each site appends the site's name to the url (including blurblogs). But since "everything" doesn't have a url, if I browse to people's blurblogs and the back to "everything", on next reload or browser relaunch it returns me to the last blurblog or site I was looking at.

If "everything" had its own url, then each page on the site would have a unique url, and this confusion would not be an issue.
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Posted 7 years ago

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The real issue is that I want URLs to be global. In other words, if you hand somebody a URL, they should see exactly what you see (without the unread statuses). Folders present an issue to that.

I *could* just shove all the feed ids into the URL under that folder, but that's probably not what you want, since the unread stories will be off. And it's such a personal view.

In the Backbone branch (it's on a real dev site, since dev it practically production at this point), I have it fixed so that folders change the url back to "/".
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I understand what you mean, but I agree that the home view is very personal. I can imagine sharing stories or maybe feeds, but I bet change the url to "/" on "everything" will work out for most people. Thanks!
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But then some urls will be shareable and some won't.

/site/6/daring-fireball
/social/1/samuels-blurblog
/folder/tumblrs

Now you, as an untrained user, have to figure out which of those can go out and which can't. That's why I just made it so that the non-shareable url doesn't have a generated url. It's a sacrifice, for sure.

My ears are open to feedback, as always.