User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) Build Identifier: version 0.7+ (20040815) There is already a great deal of angst around how often RSS readers check feeds. The majority of feeds only update once or twice a day, with a few specility ones that update more often. There is no reason to waste the bandwidth by checking every 45 minutes. I suggest changing the default "Check for new articles every XXX minutes" from 45 to 180. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install application Actual Results: Thunderbird acts as a greedy misbehaving child tugging at a feed's pant leg whining, "is there a new article, is there a new article, is there a new article...." Expected Results: Acted like a more mature reader and learn some patience.
Isnt the point of RSS to check often for a new feed? May be its another bug. But what happens if I subscribe to a site that updates once a week, and another that updates every half hour? What should I set the update to?
The point of RSS is not to check often for a feed, the feed itself is the point. The fact that you can have one feed reader and aggragate content from multiple sites in one location without having to check multiple websites. The whole point is syndication, you subscribe to something and get content. If you actually have sites that change content that often then create a new RSS group with a lower check time. Do you have a great deal of feeds that are really updating that often? I've been watching the RSS/Atom/Blog/Feed Reader issues and one big one is that a lot of sites feel their bandwidth is being consumed much too rapidly by poorly designed feed readers that a) get the entire contents each time, b) check too often and c) ignore the feeds header telling the reader how often it should be checking the feed.
I bumped it up to 100 minutes which is plenty.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird0.8
Component: RSS → Feed Reader
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
Target Milestone: Thunderbird0.8 → ---
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