Blocking tags and sources
Adjusting your feed is designed to be straightforward. But sometimes, there are specific tags or sources that you just don't want to see at all. This is where blocking plays an important role.
Watch the quick overview video to quickly get familiar with blocking sources and tags.
How does blocking work?
Blocking allows you to:
- Remove all articles that contain a specific tag
- Remove all articles that come from a specific source
Blocking is only applied on articles that are displayed on the "My Feed" feed
Blocking a tag does not affect the content on the:
- Popular feed
- Most Upvoted feed
- Best Discussions feed
These feeds will still show articles with tags that you have blocked.
To take full advantage of the blocking features, please set up your personal feed.
Tags can have the following states:
- Following / Not following
|Tag A (State)||Tag B (State)||Will you see the article?|
|Following||Not following||✅ Yes|
|Not following||Not following||❌ No|
|Not following||Blocked||❌ No|
A source can have the following states:
- Following (default for all sources)
|Source (State)||Will you see the article?|
How to block tags and sources
Blocking tags and sources can be done directly from the feed. Whenever you see a post with a tag/source you wish to block, click on the more options button (⋮) (1)
- To block a tag: Choose “Not interested in (tag_name)“ (2)
- To block a source: Choose "Don't show articles from (source_name)" (3)
Once clicked, the blocked tags and sources will be removed from your feed.
You will also see a toast notification confirming you have blocked a tag or source.
If you have blocked a tag or source by mistake you can click "Undo" in the toast to reverse the action.
If you can't find an article from a specific tag or source you wish to block, try using the search feature.
How to unblock tags and sources
Click on the "My Feed" filter button (4) to open the feed options menu.
Then click on "Blocked Items" (5)
You will see a list of all the blocked tags (6) and sources (7) you currently have selected.
Just click on the "unblock" icon next to a blocked item to unblock it.
You will see a modal appear asking you to confirm you wish to unblock.
Click the "Yes, unblock" button (8) and items with that tag or source will start appearing in your feed again.