Old stories showing up in just about all my feeds

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I normally see a few hundred new stories come through my feeds a day, but since yesterday over a thousand have appeared, and just about all of them are for old articles from months or years ago. I tried going through and just marking them, figuring it was just a hiccup in the systems, but then sites i've marked as read started loading even more old articles. Is there something going on?
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Not sure what you mean by old stories. Stories from months or years ago are showing up as new? Can you show me a screenshot?

I'm upgrading all of the Mongo databases, so it's very likely there's something I didn't anticipate in the upgrade.
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I uploaded a screenshot:

http://imgur.com/lcJ7qoS

For this particular feed I've marked is as read several times now, but the articles keep coming back as unread. I sat down and read all of my feeds last night, when I finished I had 0 unread. Right now I've got over 1,200. It doesn't appear to be happening for every subscription.
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Those articles in the screenshot range from a few weeks ago to a few months ago. Not sure what the pattern is really. I'm seeing the occasional new article too.
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Should be noted that in newsblur, they all have the same time on them. Maybe the site thinks they're new?
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Hmm, how many feeds does this happen to? Are the feeds related to each other? This doesn't seem system-wide but rather feed-specific. 
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Yeah, I'm seeing it happen mostly on reddit rss feeds, and also on twitter feeds. I'll check if any other sites are affected.
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Hi,

I also started seeing this yesterday. It began with a jquery YouTube feed and repeated twice there (see screenshots). And just now the same thing happened with the two personal blogs that I follow: Preshing on Programming and Dan McKinley. In all cases the items that appear as unread are more than a year old, they are not necessarily the latest in the original feed, and it seems there's always more than one affected.

YouTube jquery's feed:

The video itself:


Dan McKinley's blog feed:

The same item in the feed source:
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I'm seeing old posts, but only in youtube feeds. (I don't have any twitter feeds, so can't say one way or the other on them.)
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Pretty much ALL of my YouTube feeds have reset themselves and are presenting all of the content as new.
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ecognito

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Starting to see it in other, regular feeds as well now.
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My old youtubes are also coming back. And they won't stay "mark all as read". I've got the same ancient feed repop a few times now. (https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UC6gTNEiFyqlUwzoaH9L-ivg) (picture of a different, but similiar feed)

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Up to 3,000 unread items, it's almost unreal! Any possible updates on this?
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This should now be fixed. I upgraded all of NewsBlur's dependencies in order to crack the slowdown bug, but it looks like date parsing was changing in the feedparser library. I attempted to fix it and it should now work for any stories that come in. If you see old stories dated after now please let me know.
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I see only new reddit articles coming in with correct timestamps now. Will report if I see any more out of line.