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Avoid a 'feeds not updating' issue in NetNewsWire
Authored by: ShawnLevasseur on Jan 31, '07 10:29:13AM
"Since these groups weren't RSS feeds, I checked the Don't refresh this subscription box in the group's Info window (why bother trying to update a nonsensical group?)."

And here is where you were mistaken to begin with. Since a group isn't a feed, it is merely a folder that feeds are collected in, it has no URL of its own to update. The folder settings are there so that you can change the refresh settings of all the feeds in that folder all at once. You never needed to check the "Don't refresh" box in the first place because there were no feeds to refresh anyway.

You have to think of the preferences for feeds as a cascade.

You have the global settings in the applications that apply if there are no other changes.

The individual feed can be set differently in the "Info" panel. If there is no change to a given setting, it inherits any changes in the settings for the folder (group) it is in. If no setting change is made in that folder it will inherit from the folder that folder is in and so on.

If there is no change made to a given setting in this cascade, the general default applies.

The info panel could be more helpful by changing the term "this subscription" to "enclosed subscriptions" when it is referring to a group and not an individual feed.

Also note that the other settings on the info panel (persistence, sharing, etc.) also follow this cascading preference pattern.

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