Your excellent Newsblur code is used primarily to read text. If it is permissive regarding styling, I would suggest one of two approaches…
- Make the “Reading View: Text” option more restrictive to actually just show text, in a readable format stripped of styling. The “Text” setting (vs the “Original”, “Feed”, and “Story” settings) implies it anyway.
- Add a new Reading View setting that something like “Just Text” (or words to that effect), which aims to just show readable text only, stripped of formatting that might mess it up.
I would submit that Newsblur is probably primarily used by your user community to read…news…like the name implies. Which should mostly be text anyway.
I do note that most sites seem to put some ad right after the first paragraph, and then continue the story…but sometimes Newsblur only picks up the first paragraph, forcing a click on the article (which then brings up all the hellish ads on most sites). If there was any way a restrictive text setting could pull the whole article text, even with interfering elements, it would be highly appreciated.
I know every change to the user experience that improves the program also inevitably brings a slew of unwarranted complaints, so that is why I suggested a new text only setting, in case a subset of your user community is happy with the existing Text Reading View setting.
Thank you for continuing to make Newsblur a great RSS offering.