I like the "everything" group since it lets me see new groups that spring up, but some groups I have already decided to be "meh" and would rather not see their content in my global view. I think an "everything minus X" view would be more useful than a "followed/favorite groups" view.
There are certain groups..like Hot_girls that i really don't care to see. If i wanted to see woman like that, i would go to /b/ or open up a playboy.
Sometimes I don't want people to look at posts from #hot_girls while I'm browsing and think I'm some kind of perv.
It would be cool if i could ignore some groups.
Some people here browse canvas in school or at work and most of the girls posts are bordering on nsfw. some ARE nsfw but flagging all half nude/nude pics seems labor intensive. to fix this, there should be groups you can exclude from showing up on one's front page.
AND #female_feet HOLY SHIT. I WOULD LIKE TO BLOCK THIS PLEASE.
I am REALLY TIRED of #girls #hot_girls #chubbies #youloveyoulose and all these other basically porn groups on my SFW site.
Could I please block them? Please?
Phillip Manning commented
yeah plz do this. i do not want to step on any toes or block content to everyone else, but there are some things i do not want to see. and i do not like to set my page to followingi would much rather see everything but the few things i could block
The site would be far more enjoyable to me if i could block groups. I like to use the everything view as well. Some groups are just the same thing over and over and it would be nice to browse the site without those.
Yes, being able to ignore groups is the most important thing that should be done
Giuseppe Pietrzak commented
This is really important. I don't go to canvas to see girls or unicorns, it'd enrich my browsing experience by quite a lot to be able to block certain groups. I can also imagine this is a good thing for the groups themselves as they won't receive as much down votes any more.
I agree, I'd love to exclude groups from my Everything category.
I'm usualy browsing canv.as at work and there's lately a lot of pictures in the girls section that I don't really want anyone to see. Canvas in general is fine, since I have not much to do anyways, but I don't really need half naked chicks. I can get those on 4chan.
Also those images are rarely remixed, so there's no real point of having them on canv.as at all. If some people want them I'm okay with that, but I want an option to exclude those.
And gore. All those damn the_horror images are really annoying.
Came back to give this more votes, specifically because of the high likelihood that nothing in the "girls" "hot girls" or "dat ass" groups will ever be relevant to me. Also, sometimes, although technically SFW, posts from these groups are not ideal for my workplace. Like the OP, I like the everything group so that I can see stuff that might be posted outside of groups I follow, but these groups are prolific posters, and while I applaud the enthusiasm, I would prefer not to have to scroll through their content if it could be avoided.
I came here to suggest the same thing, but it's already posted. So I just want to bump this up since I think it's necessary since very annoying trends have been going on lately where everything gets spammed with dubious meme generator crap all over the place.
Hannes Walter commented
I really hate this memegenerator crap flooding canv.as . If I could just make it invisible that would be great.
I'm with Olly on this one. Some of my favorite topics are niche and are definitely not shared by the general community. I'd like people to be able to say "Nope, not interested" and never see that group ever again. Why torture those who don't like it?
TimothyFitz: My suspicion is that it happens because the picture got on to the front page, either as new or as popular. Obviously, very hard to prove that link.
Most poignant example from the last day: http://canv.as/p/2ezr6?nav=guys
As soon as I saw it on the everything page, it started getting the "D:"s.
In the following thread, the comment linked shows that other users would like a way not to see these images: http://canv.as/p/29e1q?nav=guys#106624. I can easily imagine how a user who's not interested would take that influx of posts to be something like "spam", so I'd like them to be able to opt out.
Again here with first post: http://canv.as/p/28kc6?nav=guys
And so on.
I would almost suggest that "everything" should be "everything you're following plus the most popular 10", but then that would close a major source of new followers for the other groups. The most elegant solution is tough.
Anyway, you can easily find more examples in the guys group. It's not very big; it's new, like all the groups.
Olly, do you have some example images / threads this happened to? (To collect stats info from, ideally we'd like to tune our algorithms so that individual users don't have to go through and blacklist groups)
I was coming here to suggest this too, but from a different point of view. I founded a group for cute guys. Many users don't want to see these images. When any image becomes popular, it starts picking up "D:" and thumbs down stickers from the everything page.
Criticism is great, but the images get negative votes because these users don't like the category, rather than the specific image. If the users could volunteer to block the category, we'd both benefit.