Features and fixes in the FeedLand system.
Friday August 18, 2023; 2:36 PM EDT
  • A few weeks ago I put in a feature that held updates to the feed list and river timelines when they came in, in the background. It would display a Load New Posts button, which when clicked would reveal the items that were waiting. It was following the example of Twitter and Bluesky. #
  • I don't like the way it works, it's annoying. When I want new items I'll just reload the page. It's pretty fast. ;-) #
  • Also there were edge cases when you'd see the button and click it and nothing would be shown. Not every feed's content is displayed on every page. #
  • We'll come back to this in a while. And you can have the feature if you want, just go to Settings/Misc to turn it on. #

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