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In Settings → Organize sites, we see the count for ‘opens’.
Could you please convert that to an open percentage (no. of opens / no. of posts fetched for that feed).
This will help me as a more accurate indicator of which feeds to stay subscribed to.
To get the open rate.
A source may have 100 posts in a week, but if I just see “1 open”, I don’t know if that’s good or not.
Whereas 1/100 gives me a better signal.
I find this useful, as if I subscribe to more feeds than I can manage (at a given point in time), then this signal will help me to cut the feeds down to what I’ve actually read.
I hear you but I’m not convinced. It’s already a bit cluttered having all those sorting options. How many feeds are you working with? I have a few hundred and it takes only a few minutes to clear out the old ones using recency sort.
We do have some of that reading data, but it’s not in a format to apply to a month-long stories/month rate because it’s not built for that. We don’t store user data beyond what is necessary, so reading data disappears. And because of that, we may not have accurate counts that would make this feature work well.
Open means clicking on the feed directly. But because NewsBlur counts read stories in a privacy preserving manner, we can’t show you a read stories over time because that level of aggregation is used by competing readers to mine your data.
She’s 18 months old and doing great. She loves the outdoors, reading books (both with us and incoherently to herself), and making great big messes that are becoming quicker to clean as we figure out places for everything to live.