Okay I expect this might be a bit controversial so allow me to explain: yes, I know about tags. They’re neat and certainly useful. But I actually think it’s a horrible way of negatively filtering content. For instance, I might want to filter some posts tagged “news” but not all of them. It might just be a few posts that are spammy or simply not aligned with my interests and it would be a shame to block out an entire set of tags because of a few bad apples. Tags don’t really scale as a filter, in other words.
What I’m noticing is that with a fair amount of consistency the posts I don’t want to see are not of a consistent set of tags but rather of a consistent set of users. So one proposal might be to allow filtering of content based on users as though they were tags. Conversely maybe a positive relationship, users I follow, could populate a view.
What does lobsters think?