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How may I filter out certain instructables from my account, so they would no longer appear in my searches/browsing? Answered


I recall in the early days of Instructables, there was more of a focus on actual working technology ideas. Nowadays, many of my searches become jumbled with Instructables of nature more asthetic than function.

It is my desire to be able to filter out these instructables from ever appearing in my searches again, preferably individually for higher precision.

Is this possible? Or have I just suggested a new feature to include in an upcoming site upgrade?

Thank you kindly, your help is incredibly appreciated.

Phunky Monkey, esq.



Best Answer 7 years ago

It is possible at least by keywords. Take a look at Zach's instructable and see if this helps with your specific needs.

"Early days of instructables"? You've only been a member for a year and a half!

Anyhoo, aesthetic projects have always been a feature of the site, as well as the many "functional" projects.

If you want to focus on the functional, simply follow the tabs at the top of the screen and then those down the left of the screen. That way you can focus purely on the things that you want to see, and completely avoid being pleasantly surprised by projects outside of your usual comfort zone.

Please refrain from passive agression, and the presumption that this particular account's age represents the total breadth of my experience with this site.

That wasn't "passive aggression", that was sarcasm.

Ask some more questions that run counter to the founding spirit of the site, maybe I'll let you see more of it.

If you're running Firefox, there is a Greasemonkey script available which suppresses any instructable which contains the word "knex", and which can be adapted to other keywords. I've mostly given up on that because there was a user whose name contained those four letters and who was therefore being filtered out, and I found that more annoying than useful.

It really isn't all that hard to ignore the irrelevancies, in my experience.

If you're trying to prevent someone else from seeing them, that's a different kettle of worms.

Try searching the keywords, and then before you hit 'Go', type a minus symbol ( - ) and add the category you do not want the results to be gathered from.
e.g. How to build a gun -knex
Hope this helps,
Nutrition Man