I typically have hundreds of daily articles across all my feeds, although I don’t have time to read all of them each day. I get to all of them eventually, but I like the idea of the ‘focus’ view, so on my busy days I can read the handful of articles that fall into specific topics and save everything else for another time.
However, it doesn’t seem to work that way. I’ve repeatedly had hundreds of unread articles marked as read, simply because I scrolled through my ‘focus’ articles.
I would ask ‘why does this happen’, but after reading similar posts going back to 2013, my real question is ‘why does this STILL happen?’ Supposedly this is by design, but if that’s the case, then it’s a poor design, with no warning or way to undo the action. It doesn’t even mark ALL articles as read, just the ones that were posted up until the last focus article, which makes it seem more like a bug than an intentional design choice.
On that note, I should point out that this doesn’t seem to happen in the beta android version of the app, only the browser version. That said, I prefer using the browser version. Is there no workaround for this issue?