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LWN has exactly such a feature; you'll find it in the My Account area. Suffice to say that this conversation has increased the use of it.
LWN feature request:: FlorianFilter
Posted Apr 11, 2011 15:32 UTC (Mon) by yoshi314 (guest, #36190)
Posted Apr 17, 2011 17:13 UTC (Sun) by jzbiciak (✭ supporter ✭, #5246)
Posted Apr 11, 2011 15:59 UTC (Mon) by farnz (guest, #17727)
Unfortunately, it's useless for my needs; the resulting filtering only applies to my view of the page, not the view of other people who I might send a link to. While this article happens to be one where I'm not likely to link people to it, I still can't justify paying for LWN when I can't send a safe link to an article to a colleague, without risking one of these useless flamewars breaking out in the comments and reflecting badly on me.
Perhaps you might like to consider providing a way for subscribers (maybe even just the top tier) to send a link to any LWN article complete with their filtering pre-applied? If you did so, I would be in a position to reconsider my decision to cancel my LWN subscription.
Posted Apr 11, 2011 17:49 UTC (Mon) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
I still don't really understand the big deal though; I don't know anyone sensitive enough that they'd care (or consider it reflecting badly upon me) that the informative and interesting article I sent them had some random comments attached to it. Unless I was a participant in a flamewar in the attached comments, perhaps. :)
I mean, even mainstream news sites have comment threads inline these days, and those...wow...those can get nasty. But I simply don't read them unless I'm in the mood for abuse.
Posted Apr 17, 2011 17:17 UTC (Sun) by jzbiciak (✭ supporter ✭, #5246)
Posted Apr 11, 2011 16:05 UTC (Mon) by mckay (subscriber, #2782)
Posted Apr 11, 2011 21:42 UTC (Mon) by gus3 (guest, #61103)
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