There’s one feature that would be excellent to introduce in the next hardfork - or perhaps, it needn’t even have to wait until the hardfork, but could simply be implemented on Steemit’s interface rather than the blockchain itself...?
(If they can introduce a Google Ads to make the site look like a f^<k!ng mid-90’s dump, surely this idea couldn’t be that impractical.)
The option to filter out certain tags of feeds.
The idea had first come a few weeks ago through discussion over the abundance of Actifit posts in the “new” feed, which some may find incredibly irrelevant and distracting. And since, I’ve seen more and more of the “check out my latest fight” posts.
Frankly, I don’t give a fuck about either of these types of posts, and would prefer not to see them in my feeds.
Though today, upon making a post and seeing 90% of the “new” feed with such garbage, it occurred to me: having the option to filter out posts using certain tags would not only make the customized user experience more enjoyable, but serve to increase the quality of curated content that makes it up the ranks to be seen on Steemit.
Think about it...
How many people are going to want to curate when they have to sort through heaps of garbage?
Personally, I used to check out some of the content in the “new” feed. Now - since it’s mostly Actifit and fight reports - nope.
As I understood it, the whole premise of incetivization for curation was to help get the better content more visibility. Yet if less and less people are bothering to curate because of all this type of clutter, the higher the likelihood of quality content getting seen and voted on.
How to actually get something like this implemented?
Fucked if I know.
Though if you agree this would be a worthwhile feature - both to be able to customize your own feeds to filter out tags you don’t care to see and as a potential means of increasing the quality of curated content for the site - then perhaps at the least this post may be worth a resteem to assist in propagating the idea to a wider audience, should it eventually get to the attention of someone who’d be in a position to implement it...