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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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PaweΕ‚ 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 B. Berto

Amazing! Thanks for the tip.

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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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