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 Hello, 
I would like to officially request a "blocked list" so users can prevent certain results from showing.  It would dramatically improve my experience if I could eliminate any instructable that's a toy.   For example; in the user's profile, have a field in which keywords can be added such as knex and lego,  or perhaps the whole toy category, and then have that list apply at all times. 
I'm sure there are other adults who will appreciate this as well, while still letting the kids have their fun.
Thank You. 

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cylonics
cylonics

Reply 11 years ago

I had been doing that, but recently decided it was too time consuming to check each of the 16 or so categories, and the individual categories are not very frequently updated, so the cost for benefit has just not been working for me. I enjoy all of the categories, but have just been finding a great deal of content I consider trivial. 

Perhaps I should stop here. I have spent more time criticizing and flagging than loading instructables for the benefit of others, or benefiting from the posts I find.  I think if a filtering system is put into place I would like to test it out, but otherwise I have had success finding "how to" elsewhere, and my demographic is clearly not a target audience here. 
Thanks for everything,  Best of luck...

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Maybe a personal thing, where you plug your keywords / not keywords into your own page?

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cylonics
cylonics

11 years ago

 Saw the script, looks like a good idea but already running IE as well as Chrome, I'll give that a shot but don't care to have three browsers.   
The Knex folks are free to Knex all over, I just grew out of toys a long time ago, and what I suggest should be relatively simple to integrate into the site, and will only improve individual user experience, not exclude anyone. 

Thanks...

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Vynash
Vynash

11 years ago

That's STUPID...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

There is a script available for download, designed to block K'NEX posts.  Presumably, if you have any coding skill, it could be tweaked to block Lego as well.

(Though I cannot understand why somebody would wish to deliberately exclude a huge chunk of the site's community.)