Friday, July 05, 2013

The problem with Feedly

So, I have discovered that Feedly is a TOTAL DISASTER. I made a mistake with scheduling a Shakespeare post last night, as some of you will have noticed, and when I did to it what I would normally have done to remove a post from Google Reader, nothing happened. Then I deleted the post, and nothing happened. Then I realised that changes I made to a post earlier in the week hadn't fed into Feedly either. Basically, it appears that how you first publish a post is how it stays Feedly, forever. This means that every spelling error, every apostrophe you accidentally put in the wrong place (because even the best make the occasional typo), every detail you might later want to remove, is left in Feedly for all time. Readers will need to click through to the original post to see any changes. This, folks, is a nightmare.

4 comments:

Meredith said...

Oh my. Yes, that is a BIG problem. I often hit PUBLISH instead of save/close by mistake. Agh. Scary. We need to write them a letter.

Ali said...

Yes. I did actually leave feedback or log and issue somewhere last night. And you can go in and "vote" on the feedback of others too. Maybe I should go back in and see if anyone else has raised the same issue and vote on all of them. I called myself Ali, so you can vote on my issue if you want (and can find it - I can't even remember how I got there myself right now).

Gordon Cheng said...

We hates it forever. Doesn't yet work on iPad either.

Ali said...

Yes, we do. The only good thing is that it looks like posts have a limited life within the feed, so they will eventually disappear ...