OK disregard that whole thing about Miniflux not picking up latest items. Turns out in one of the recent updates that I was behind on, they started sorting items by oldest first. Um.... whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? Why do they always have to tweak things to annoy me? At this point I'm frustrated with the whole thing, and I might have the person delete the instance. I like Miniflux, but not enough to put up with the changes in usability every time there's an update. At some point there started being a problem with marking things read for me, and I had to click the external link each time.