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klandwehr
klandwehr

I am curious, those of you who use feed readers do you go thru your feed by categories or do you go thru it in one continous stream. Also if you find an article that looks interesting do you read it immediately or save it for later.

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joelhamill
joelhamill

@klandwehr Shortest answer to that is: yes.

A little longer one. I have some feeds grouped into categories that I scan through quickly, mainly blogs that post many times a day and news sites.

As for intreresting looking articles, it all depends on how I feel at the time I come across the article. If I have time to read it then I will, if I don't have the time then I send the article to Instapaper to read it later.

Miraz
Miraz

@klandwehr It depends. I have some feeds grouped in categories and tend to read that way but if there are few unread in total I just go through all. I also tend to read linked items at the time but if there are demands on my time then I may save something for later. The wonderful thing about a feed reader is it makes all those options easy.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@klandwehr I do both on both. I do have folders, and will sometimes do just one folder, sometimes stream by stream. And I read in the reader, or in a tab, or Read Later in Pinboard, depending on what it actually is and my current state.

BestofTimes
BestofTimes

@klandwehr Some time recently I switched from categories in Feedbin to a very small group of folders that are essentially filters for narrowing the view. Quite often I scan through articles and anything interesting that needs focus goes to Instapaper. 9A51BBB8-5980-4A31-87E5-19E1B47999FB.jpg

klandwehr
klandwehr

@BestofTimes I find the way you are doing categories interesting. I am not sure it would work for me, but it does make me think

klandwehr
klandwehr

Thanks @joelhamill @Miraz and @jeremycherfas for answering my question. I was going thru my feeds this morning by categories and wondering if that was the best way to do it. Also I tend to save articles for later and then wonder why?

grayareas
grayareas

@BestofTimes That’s interesting. I was thinking of doing something like that myself. Does Feedbin allow nested folders?

joelhamill
joelhamill

@klandwehr To me, that's a good way to weed out the stuff you are really interested in. If you save something to read and then wonder why when you're cleaning out your read later service you can just archive that and move to the next article.

joelhamill
joelhamill

@BestofTimes Those are interesting folders you have set up there. I might have to play around with something like that instead of categories.

jemostrom
jemostrom

@klandwehr in groups by subject. I don’t like switching “context” between each feed

Miraz
Miraz

@klandwehr I took ‘categories’ to mean some method of grouping. Here's mine: <img src=“miraz.me/uploads/2...” alt=“Screenshot of my RSS groupings." /> For example, I have all the YouTube feeds in one, so if I have time to watch a video then I can choose one from there, or ignore them for later. If I feel like News then I can focus on that. The ‘best' way depends on the person doing the reading. 😀

Miraz
Miraz

@klandwehr OK< sometimes MB is a mystery to me. Why didn't my screenshot appear? (Rhetorical) It's here: miraz.me/uploads/2...

klandwehr
klandwehr

@Miraz that is exactly what I meant I did have difficulty picking the right word for what I meant, categories seemed the best. I think my biggest problem is I have to many subscriptions and either need to get rid of some or make some filter rules

klandwehr
klandwehr

@Miraz It is a mystery to me also 😁

grayareas
grayareas

@vasta Could I live without Feedbin and Instapaper? Maybe. Would I want to? 🤔

BestofTimes
BestofTimes

@grayareas I don’t think so. Folders are tags but I’ve never tried nesting them.

macgenie
macgenie

@Miraz Currently images in replies are not supported. We are looking at how to best address this without making the timeline too distracting. But a screenshot as a reply is a good use case.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@Miraz test

<img src="http://miraz.me/uploads/2019/23c8a800f2.jpg">

simonwoods
simonwoods

@Miraz What I can't work out is why Steve's image embed worked and ours did not. 🤔

sku_b
sku_b

@macgenie What about the ability to upload with an image link instead of the image? Just thinking if you’re trying to keep things less distracting.

ronguest
ronguest

@sku\_b A convenient way to post a link is something I’d like. I am not keen on seeing images in replies in general.

Miraz
Miraz

@macgenie Thanks, and understandable. However @bestoftimes managed a screenshot in their reply, which inspired me…

smokey
smokey

@Miraz @simonwoods Psst…don’t tell @macgenie ;-) but Markdown inline image syntax works if you link to a pre-existing image on the web.

E.g. ![Courtyard and Minaret of the Mosque of Ibn Tûlûn, June 27, 1994]([www.ardisson.org/smokey/eg...](http://www.ardisson.org/smokey/egypt/tulun-m.jpg) "Artsy photo of a famous mosque taken by Smokey long ago")

Courtyard and Minaret of the Mosque of Ibn Tûlûn, June 27, 1994

smokey
smokey

@smokey

Courtyard and Minaret of the Mosque of Ibn Tûlûn, June 27, 1994

Well, it works if you don’t first try to show the syntax as code, because the Markdown interpreter tries to interpret everything in the code block and that screws up the rest, a la unclosed-tag soup :-P

Miraz
Miraz

@smokey Thank you, and for the MD tip. I'm an old hand at HTML and find MD bewildering at times — so much hassle to do things that are so simple in HTML.

smokey
smokey

@Miraz I’m glad I’m not the only one with the same reaction ;-) (A few things, like bold/italics/code/blockquote, do feel like shortcuts, especially for non-HTML-speakers, but anything remotely complex starts to get, well, complex, often inscrutably so :-P )

canion
canion

@klandwehr I have my feeds grouped. I alternate between reading sections, then just going through as a complete timeline. The groupings help with my reading mood and context. I generally read articles as I go, but will sometimes save to Instapaper.

matpacker
matpacker

@klandwehr I group by subject type, eg tech, design, photography...but usually just read in a stream, anything I can't read in 1 minute, or something I want to blog an opinion on, goes into Pocket for later

pratik
pratik

@smokey I used that hack to display a GIF in the timeline 😉

BestofTimes
BestofTimes

@Miraz @macgenie there was no magic here. I just added the image in Icro.

grayareas
grayareas

@BestofTimes Gotcha. Thanks.