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    blog.readup.com | Bill Loundy | 3/29/20 | 1 min
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    • thorgalle7 months ago

      First of all: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 for Firefox support.

      I generally really like these changes & will be evaluating them with pleasure.

      Two small concerns:

      1. In rare cases the reader mode is buggy. In Chrome I noticed this recently with Is it OK to have a child? (can't reproduce now), but also with We're not going back to normal. That last one I could reproduce, see video.

      Before this update the workaround was to not use reader mode. Now that option is not there anymore => these bugs becomes more serious! Just an FYI.

      1. "It stars the article (in case you don't finish.)"

      That's strange. I don't want to star everything I'm reading automatically. Especially not when I stop reading it. I really want my stars to be my favorites, this seems like an oversimplification.

      I do however want to be able to save a read to continue later. I've done that a few times: gone back to my History list to pick one out. So keeping the History list, or making a new "Continue reading" list makes more sense to me. Maybe put those on top of the Starred reads if you want to have them readily available? Maybe with the option to remove an item from that list?

      Related question: Will you phase out the History list now there's no auto-tracking anymore?

      1. Update (3/30/2020):

        Of course, a History list without auto-tracking is also possible. And others might have different starring habits! (like star = "I want to read this")

      • jeff
        Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
        6 months ago

        This is excellent feedback!

        In rare cases the reader mode is buggy.

        Working on improving the article content parser is my favorite programming work but it's always competing with new features and has been neglected for far too long. We're going to be adding in a button to easily report parser bugs on any article with one or two clicks so we can better triage those issues.

        I don't want to star everything I'm reading automatically.

        100% with you there. It's a very easy fix. Keeping the history as-is and not auto-starring definitely makes the most sense. It's easy enough to just click the giant start next to the title if a user wants to star the article. It always took two clicks anyway!

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      7 months ago

      Happy Sunday, folks. This was a beast. Let us know what you think. And make sure to get in the habit of hitting that Readup button! 📈🆙🤾‍♂️

      • deephdave
        Top reader this weekReading streakScout
        7 months ago

        Hey! It's not working on chrome, reinstalled but still getting this error "An error occurred while processing this article."

        • Tarunika7 months ago

          I have the same problem too!

          • bill
            Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
            7 months ago

            Zoinks. Sending emails to both of you right now. Thanks for the heads up!