Newsblur needs exponential backoff of accesses to

Newsblur repeatedly tries to access (apears to be down) generating hundreds of errors every few seconds locking up the browser.

Not to mention this could cause a DDOS…

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I definitely have exponential backoff, but that’s on the feed fetch. What’s causing lots of accesses on the client side? Sounds like a bug, if anything. Can you describe exactly what’s happening?

I just did some more digging and figured out that it is the rbutr app going rogue. I sent them a tweet, see if they respond.

Sorry about the noise, I’m not sure if you use iframes, but if you do I could see it trying to load a ton of crap for each one.

In the meantime, I disabled that extension.