Last week I made a big mistake: I clicked a button on the My Feed page (from hackaday.io). The button was named something like "See if you like our New Feed" or something. Well, I didn't liked the new feed, but also I found myself locked out from the old feed format, the one which I liked and wanted back. There was no way to go back to the old Feed format.
Since then, I have no idea what exactly I am notified about on my Feed page.
The Feed page is now totally cluttered with buttons, pictures, icons, descriptions, recommendations, comment boxes and so many other unwanted elements. Over the top, the items of interest are grouped by some inconsistent criteria that I couldn't figure out yet.
The Feed is so cluttered that the only question this page should answer, "What are the last x things I am notified about?", remains a mystery:
So what exactly I am notified about?
I have no idea, but wait, there's more:
What can I say. Don't know.
Maybe there are reasons why some people refuse to have a Facebook account. Please note that I am not even complaining here about the "Skulls" being replaced by the dumbed "Likes", but it just crossed my mind now, when I realized the Feed page looks like a black themed Facebook page.
Anyway, given the look of the "new" Feed page, I asked if I could get the old format back, but no answer: https://hackaday.io/project/37-feedback-hackadayio/discussion-75327
Then, an Internet Award was granted to the web designers that designed the "new" feed look, but still no answer from them: https://hackaday.io/project/37-feedback-hackadayio/discussion-75570
OK, so "Life's hard, and then you die", now what?
- Use a custom AddBlockPlus filter to get rid of the unwanted elements. The notifications will still be grouped, but the 'Feed' will be much clear.
First workaround: Add a custom AddBlockFilter
That should do it. The 'Feed' page will look like this:
The last entry in the filter removes all the right-side column, so it also removes the "My Feed / Global Feed" switch buttons. If you need those buttons, then remove the line
Note: the above steps to add a custom filter are for Mozilla Firefox. For Chrome, the AddBlockPlus filter is the same, and can be added in the AddBlockPlus menu 'Options' -> 'Add your own filters'
This one allows to select what kind of notifications to display, and how much clutter to display.
Still playing with it, but not polished enough to be published.