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Rejected Features

kickscondor edited this page Feb 13, 2020 · 6 revisions

Unread Messages / Mark All Read

Since Fraidycat seems somewhat like an RSS reader, many people expect it to work like an inbox - showing you unread posts and tracking where you left off. Don't get me wrong - this is a very useful and common feature in software!

However, Fraidycat is not focused on post-reading. Fraidycat gives you an overview of what's happening and expects that you won't read most of the posts out there. This should allow you to follow a lot more people than you could in an RSS reader. Once you are following hundreds of people, tracking unread posts makes no sense.

Notification of New Posts

This ties in with the above. Since unread posts aren't tracked, Fraidycat can't notify you of new posts.

Regardless, Fraidycat doesn't want to be a tool with notifications.

Reduce Web Extension Permissions

I am with you on this one! I wish I could reduce the RIDICULOUS web extension permissions that Fraidycat asks for. I don't need access to all websites that you visit!! It's stupid.

I also already have issue #51 tracking this problem. You can see the problems laid out there.

Real-time, Daily, Weekly, All on One Page

Originally, Fraidycat had all follows from a tag on a single long page. However, my early testers didn't seem to like it and they ALL independently suggested that I switch to separate pages.

Now that some time has passed, I like this change! Any follows that aren't real-time SHOULD be pushed out of view. We don't want to be distracted by them. This is good.