Why does Google Reader forget old unread posts?
August 10, 2011 10:03 AM Subscribe
Sometimes when I have a more than a week's backlog of unread posts on Google Reader, I notice that it will suddenly forget a couple of days' worth of unread items, annoying me to no end. Has anyone else noticed this and/or has tips for how to prevent this from happening?
posted by RyanAdams to computers & internet (9 answers total)
Normally this isn't an issue for me, but when I go on vacation, my backlog grows a lot and it takes me some time to get it back under control. Today, my oldest items jumped from July 29 to August 1 across all of my feeds, forcing me to manually go to sites to figure out what happened for those days.
- I read oldest first and typically in the All Items folder. When I have this backlog, I'll also switch every so often to one particular feed / folder and read it fully (i.e., I don't read a couple of days then switch back).
- I read in details mode.
- I currently have 381 feeds in there that produce a lot of content (right now trends says I've read 28,370 items over the last 30 days).
- I am not sure how the jump happened today, but earlier occurrences of this appeared to happen in the middle of the page (i.e., one item was from July 29, the next one was from August 1). It may have corresponded to a refresh point where Reader requests more items.