Poll popular feeds more often

Update feeds quicker than their advertised update interval. Currently Slashdot is set to update every 2 hours while it often generates multiple items within that time. The feed probably indicates that it wants to only be updated every 2 hours, but for popular and often updated feeds as slashdot and a news aggregation site as Newsblur that should probably be considered merely a hint (since your saving more feed fetches for that site than when people were to directly poll them).

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Popular feeds *do* update more often. You are probably subscribed to a non-popular Slashdot feed. http://www.newsblur.com/site/1198/sla… is the one you want.

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Good point, me (and 853 other subscribers) are on:


Perhaps it would be a good idea to show suggestions for alternative feeds for sites? (An option to list other feeds for that domain and the number of subscribers for those?)

That feed is using push, so slashdot notify newblur when there is a new post. If you look at the bottom right of the stats, it shows when they were sending the notifications.

It would be nice if there was an option to disable push on some feeds, lots of publishers seem to do a really shit job of it.