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You can now define topic tag filters, which will hide topics with certain tags by default in your listings

After adding the ability to filter to a single tag yesterday, the next piece is active now: you can set up filters that will make it so that topics with specific tags aren't shown in your lists by default (but it's easy to toggle the filters off and see them). The filters are in the sidebar, hidden by default, but you can click the "Filtered topic tags" label to show the list and access the button that will take you to the settings page to change your filtered list.

A few notes:

  • Filters are global. They will apply to posts in all groups, whether you're viewing from your home page or not. I'd like to add group-specific ones in the future, but for now they apply everywhere.
  • Make sure you comma-separate the tags when you're setting up your filters, if you just use spaces it won't work.
  • You can temporarily toggle off the filters from a link at the top of the topic list.
  • Filters won't apply if you're viewing a single tag (in case it's one you had filtered)

I think that should mostly cover it, let me know what you think. I know this isn't super useful yet because tags aren't very consistent overall, but the next step (today or tomorrow) will be to make it so that other users can edit tags to fix incorrect/improper tagging. I'll start a daily discussion in a bit related to that topic as well.

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  1. [3]
    Tenar Link
    So let's say I've got NSFW.sex filtered so I can browse ~ in public, and I start browsing the movies.trailers tag, will things that have both tags still show up? I'm a little confused

    Filters won't apply if you're viewing a single tag (in case it's one you had filtered)

    So let's say I've got NSFW.sex filtered so I can browse ~ in public, and I start browsing the movies.trailers tag, will things that have both tags still show up? I'm a little confused

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      Deimos Link Parent
      Hmm, right now the NSFW posts would show up, yes. That's a good point, I probably thought about this the wrong way. When you're viewing a single tag, it should probably just not filter that...

      Hmm, right now the NSFW posts would show up, yes. That's a good point, I probably thought about this the wrong way. When you're viewing a single tag, it should probably just not filter that specific tag, not everything. Thanks, I'll fix that.

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      1. Tenar Link Parent
        Thanks for this, and for always taking feedback! I'm enjoying this place more and more!

        Thanks for this, and for always taking feedback! I'm enjoying this place more and more!

        2 votes
  2. Zeerph Link
    I like being able to filter things, thanks! Right now I'm using it as a replacement for a hide function. However, there isn't a way to directly filter out something straight from the front page....

    I like being able to filter things, thanks! Right now I'm using it as a replacement for a hide function.
    However, there isn't a way to directly filter out something straight from the front page. What about having a filter button on the far right of the post that adds chosen tags from a post you don't want to see to your filtered tags list?

    Something like this: maybe?

    This is a topic
    ~misc  general video harry potter star wars
    0 comments          Sample.author       1 minute ago            filter+
    

    So, then I could add a filter from the front page for any of the tags of a specific post.

    Maybe also, in the filtered topic tags in the sidebar could be something like

    harry potter-, star wars-, windows-
    

    After clicking on the edit filtered tags option.
    That would make both adding and deleting filters easy.

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