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I subscribe to the RSS daily news feed through my browser - Firefox (3.6.8).

In virtually every case, whenever I click on a news item from the live feed menu (on my Firefox bookmarks toolbar), I am first shown an advert. Not a problem in itself (though I would prefer not to see them). When this happens, I can either click on the link on the advert page to go straight to the news item or wait a minute or so and be taken there automatically. My issue is this: whenever an advert shows, the news item on my live feed menu does not show as having being read. The only time this doesn't occur is on those very rare occasions when I am taken straight to a news item without first being shown an advert. When that happens, the item is shown on my live feed menu as having being read.

Having news items that show up as having being read makes it easier to see at a glance where I've got to on the list of available news items. This is especially useful when the news list is updated with new articles on such a regular basis. I don't have a problem with the adverts as such - I appreciate the revenue they generate allows Cycling News to continue in its work.

Is there anything anyone can suggest that will allow all the news items I've accessed via the RSS live feed to show as having being read?
 
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I subscribe to the RSS daily news feed through my browser - Firefox (3.6.8).

In virtually every case, whenever I click on a news item from the live feed menu (on my Firefox bookmarks toolbar), I am first shown an advert. Not a problem in itself (though I would prefer not to see them). When this happens, I can either click on the link on the advert page to go straight to the news item or wait a minute or so and be taken there automatically. My issue is this: whenever an advert shows, the news item on my live feed menu does not show as having being read. The only time this doesn't occur is on those very rare occasions when I am taken straight to a news item without first being shown an advert. When that happens, the item is shown on my live feed menu as having being read.

Having news items that show up as having being read makes it easier to see at a glance where I've got to on the list of available news items. This is especially useful when the news list is updated with new articles on such a regular basis. I don't have a problem with the adverts as such - I appreciate the revenue they generate allows Cycling News to continue in its work.

Is there anything anyone can suggest that will allow all the news items I've accessed via the RSS live feed to show as having being read?

i access the rss through opera and they all change from blue to black as i click through them, i dont need to even click the article. They dont show as fully read until i actually click the "read" option. BUt that is how opera deals with rss

I think it is a more a quirk with how mozilla deals with rss than the feed itself. All rss readers deal with things differently.

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Thanks TeamSkyFans.

I subscribe to 5 other RSS feeds using Firefox and they all function as you'd expect. Namely, the orange RSS icon next to each item changes to show the website's logo whenever the article has been accessed from the RSS live feed. In the case of Cycling News the logo should change to the purple logo with the cyclist in white. The Guardian's cycling feeds change to show the Guardian's logo, likewise with the Team Sky RSS feed, and so on. The problem is with the adverts that get shown before just about every page I access via RSS.

Any Firefox users experience this or know of a solution?