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You can now filter out specific article tags from the GamingOnLinux homepage

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Something I have been meaning to do for some time is finally live, you now have a little more control over the news GamingOnLinux presents to you.

You can now filter out articles from the home page, from a set of tags you pick. Don't want to see Early Access titles? How about Crowdfunding or Steam Play? Head on over to the User Control Panel, scroll down a little to the new "Content preferences" section and it will allow you to add tags there. To be clear, it will filter out any articles with any of those tags you pick.

A little video demonstration:

Since I fully understand I can't please everyone and some people would much rather just not have to see certain types of content, hopefully this will make the website cleaner and nicer to use for you. We as a community may not always agree but I am absolutely open to making it the best website it can be, for everyone.

Naturally, some might do this and still want a quick peek and so you can quickly see all news on the home page without touching your tag preferences using this link. That link can be found any time in the "Go to:" quick navigation bar right at the top of the article list as "All News".

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Pozzuoli 27 March 2019 at 4:13 am UTC
Nice one! However, is there a way to do this for the RSS feed?
no_information_here 27 March 2019 at 5:09 am UTC
Nice work. The site is getting very fancy.

This reminds me that I wish lots of sites could have a customizable RSS feed, but that is asking a lot since feeds are only used by about 12 of us...
Eike 27 March 2019 at 7:56 am UTC
Very nice one, thanks!

Does it have to do with, erm... very recent discussion? If so, you're a quick developer!
Patola 27 March 2019 at 9:10 am UTC
Wow. That was awesome. Now for it to be more effective you just need to be more descriptive when publishing news... For example, properly tagging games that are retro or pixel art for people to be able to filter.
Liam Dawe 27 March 2019 at 9:11 am UTC
PozzuoliNice one! However, is there a way to do this for the RSS feed?
In progress.

EikeVery nice one, thanks!

Does it have to do with, erm... very recent discussion? If so, you're a quick developer!
Not originally. I've had a lot ask about filtering over the last year but let's just say the recent comments on that No Man's Sky article pushed me to just do it.
Dedale 27 March 2019 at 9:12 am UTC
Neat !

I believe some of us act a bit too much like old curmudgeons.
Ehvis 27 March 2019 at 9:18 am UTC
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Very nice addition to the tag system! I like the tag type box more than the list of the regular tag filtering actually. Although the list doesn't require you know what is available.
Liam Dawe 27 March 2019 at 9:36 am UTC
EhvisVery nice addition to the tag system! I like the tag type box more than the list of the regular tag filtering actually. Although the list doesn't require you know what is available.
Which section do you mean by "regular tag filtering"?
Ehvis 27 March 2019 at 9:42 am UTC
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EhvisVery nice addition to the tag system! I like the tag type box more than the list of the regular tag filtering actually. Although the list doesn't require you know what is available.
Which section do you mean by "regular tag filtering"?

When you click on a tag, you get a list at the top for further selections. That's the one I meant.
MayeulC 27 March 2019 at 10:42 am UTC
Nice feature!
For discoverability and practicality's sake, it would be nice to be able to add a tag to the ignore filter after clicking on it (an option on the top of the /category/<tag> page, maybe along with a link to the custom RSS when it's implemented)
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