When there is a new rss message in the currently selected feed, the user has to select another feed and then reselect the previously selected in order to see the new message.
Can you still reproduce this with latest 1.10.3 release?
In which view mode are you when this happens? 2 or 3 panes?
I am using 1.8.15, because this is the one in the Ubuntu 13.10 default repository and I am lazy. :)
I noticed that the message did appear, but the pane didn't scroll up.
This happens when using either 2 or 3 panes.