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re: Agreed. Or at least "negative signal". I also think "primary" tag follows makes sense. I might follow ten tags I sort of care about, but I should ...
 

A possible improvement on a plain "ignore tag" feature could be the following.

Let's say you decide that "react" is something you don't really care about and you tell the platform to ignore the tag.

If you agree, the platform will send you a monthly email of the best React articles and their best comments in the tags you've ignored. Humans aren't perfect, sometimes they forget to add all the relevant tags or instead the post is tagged "react" but it's not about the technology per se but part of a larger discourse on frontend development.

This way you're not totally disconnected to what goes on in that other part of the website. You can still unsubscribe from the digest but maybe this will spark some interest or a conversation if the title captures your attention.

Instead of the email, which I'm sure some would dislike - even if it's the easiest to implement, you might have a new section on the website of such "best of ignored tags".

Instead of the email, which I'm sure some would dislike - even if it's the easiest to implement, you might have a new section on the website of such "best of ignored tags".

That's definitely pretty interesting.

Another possibility is making echo chambers explicit.

A feature called "bubble". When you go to the "bubble" you only see content from the tags and people you actively follow but with a sidebar of "what's going on in the rest of website".

Bubbles could only be activated for people who have contributed a certain amount of posts and/or comments, like a powerup.

By default the website is like it is now, instead of having the ignored list activated, the drawback is that people might only use such bubbles and never go back to the rest of the website.

I still haven't thought about an incentive to leave the bubble if activated.

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