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Chardenal Matthieu

I'm just reading discussions now. To many articles on front page and no way to filter them to my liking (maybe that's just me). Also so much ads wtf :o

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Jason C. McDonald • Edited

You can filter by subscribing to tags. There's also a feature (gah, can't remember where!) that lets you adjust the weight of tags in your feed. I've done this, and mainly see stuff I'm interested in on the front page as a result.

You can also adjust your experience level on Settings->Misc to gently filter articles accordingly.

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Sergey Kislyakov πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

here's also a feature (gah, can't remember where!) that lets you adjust the weight of tags in your feed.

dev.to/dashboard/following

I'm surprised it's working for you. I guess you're interested in Javascript then, because I've set its weight to -1000 and I'm still having most of the front page covered with js.

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Jason C. McDonald • Edited

Ah, thank you!

Uhm, no, I don't like Javascript, nor do I follow/have that tag on my list. You might need to file a bug report!

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Sergey Kislyakov πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

I filed one about ignoring tags completely, so I think it covers my issue as well.

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Sandor Dargo

I hope it will be addressed, I have the same issues with JS.

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Sandor Dargo • Edited

Subscribing to tags is great. The problem starts when I see multiple articles below #programming telling me that I should drink warm water with lemon juice or eat avocado and nuts. It's nuts. Those might be useful info, but not under that tag... Should I look up them and report those or is it just me?

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Jason C. McDonald • Edited

I'm afraid that #programming and #coding are two of those "junk drawer" uncurated tags. The tag rules haven't been defined, and no one goes through and cleans things up. You might subscribe to tags that have tag rules and moderators. (See the tag pages to learn more.)

Or, if you want to help fix that, email yo@dev.to and volunteer to be a tag moderator for #programming, or any other tag(s) you want to help with.