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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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Two things you can do to improve your DEV home feed

  1. Go to /settings/ux and select your "experience level" from 1-5 whether you consider yourself a newbie or an experienced dev. This will gently tailor content more to your level.
  2. Go to /dashboard/following_tags and raise the "weight" of the tags you would like to see more of. You can fiddle with this over time. I personally have #meta as my highest weighted tag because I really want to see when folks post about DEV.

Happy coding ❤️

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Ben Halpern Author

Here are my top-weighted tags all in all.

top tags

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RedCreator37

Is there a way to opt out of / ignore certain tags? For example, if I want to see posts about java but not android?

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jeikabu

I set some a while back and wasn't really sure if it was working. What's the range of accepted values and how do they work?

I set a particular tag to 2.0 and seems like I still miss posts and occasionally still manually check the tag.

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Piyush Sonagara

I don't see a button to save my preferences. Are those even saved? I see those reset when I refresh my page. Am I missing something?

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Paweł Ludwiczak

There's "Save" button right next to the input :)

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Piyush Sonagara

Silly me! How could I miss that? :/

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Helder Burato Berto

Amazing! Thanks for the tip.

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Estelle

Oooh awesome tricks!

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Doug Tangren

Thanks for the tips. You folks are the best.

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Ben Halpern Author

🥰

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negue

The experience level selection for me is a bit weird, because I may be quite experienced in one topic, but not even close to understand anything on a different topic

so setting a generic "level" doesn't really make sense, atleast for me

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Ben Halpern Author

Yeah that’s why it’s an emphasis on gently. It’s not going to radically impact your feed but will be a subtle indicator.

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Rich

What are the upper bounds? Or is it a "in relation to each other" type of thing where we have our own scale?

Could I follow a tag I don't like (i..e #Career, #Productivity, etc) and give it a weight of zero to ignore it, since there are no "I dont want this tag" sort of thing? Would make my experience much smoother! :)

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erica (she/her)

alrighty follow weight is probably the coolest feature I've seen

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Mahmoud Ahmed

Thank you.

Is it available to explore 'All' tags feed (including the ones I am not following)?
I just don't know if it's available and I have to sign out or explore the website in incognito mode to do so.

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Jeff Triplett (he/him)

There are great. Are there any other options to turn off seeing comments in the main feed? I think that's one annoyance for me.

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Peter Witham

I never even knew about the weighting, thanks for pointing this out. That will teach me to look around more!

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Kelvin Thompson

How do you add more tags? Or delete?

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Baha chammakhi

Thanks for the tip!

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Dylan Perkins

Thanks so much for the tip! The ux page even made me realize there is a dark mode setting that I never thought to look for before, so doubly helpful!

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Cesar Melchor

Awesome, Thanks!!

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P. Mergey

I have to admit I don't understand what the "Following users" tab (/dashboard/following_users) is supposed to display.

Indeed, at this time, it seems to inventory exhaustively all people who have written articles that I've added in my "Reading list".

Automatically adding people to this list when I simply save their articles in my "Reading list" seems to me a somewhat unexpected behaviour.