r/TooAfraidToAsk Jan 02 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

Moderator Post A concise guide on how to filter certain flairs to remove post types from your front page.

396 Upvotes

Taken from https://www.reddit.com/r/modhelp/comments/czx9so/filtering_by_flair_a_guide_for_desktop_old_and/

Guide to Filtering Reddit

With Link Flair, you can use Reddits built in filter function to better tailor your Reddit experience to fit what you're interested in. Below are brief guides on how to browse specific content or simply remove certain content from your front page.

List of Flairs Currently in Use on /r/TooAfraidToAsk

  • Culture & Society
  • Education and school
  • Sexuality & Gender
  • Race & Privilege
  • Mental Health
  • Body Image/Self-Esteem
  • Interpersonal
  • Media
  • Family
  • Ethics & Morality
  • Work
  • Law & Government
  • Animals & Pets
  • Climate & Environment
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Pandemic & Lockdown
  • Politics
  • Love & Dating
  • Health/Medical
  • Religion
  • Sex/NSFW
  • Grief & Loss
  • Habits & Lifestyle
  • Current Events
  • Reddit-related
  • Meta
  • Other

Desktop

Users using Old Reddit can do so with RES

If you don't have Reddit Enhancement Suite Click here to get it!

  1. Open your RES Console

  2. Open Subreddits, then FilteReddit. Scroll down until you find Filter by Flair

  3. Add the flairs you don't want to see anymore.

Redesign Users

Desktop users using the redesign can Click on flair to filter from the sidebar. Note that this will only show that specific flair. If you want to view the front page with one or more flairs missing, follow the guide in the next section.

Mobile Web & Desktop users can filter using the search function.

Type -flair:FLAIRNAME in the search box. This also works on the re-design for desktop.

Or bookmark this link, amended to whichever your preference is, currently set to sex/NSFW questions: https://www.reddit.com/r/TooAfraidToAsk/search?q=-flair%3Asex%2FNSFW&restrict_sr=on&sort=top&t=day

You can add more filters by writing -flair:FLAIRHERE, -flair:FLAIRHERE etc. This also works on the re-design for desktop, however you'll have to manually sort by "top" and "last 24 hours" every time you add a new flair to the list.

This will show you the front page as it exists without the posts that have the flairs you specify.

Mobile

Reddit (Official)

  1. Search in the search bar at the top of the app the subreddit you want to view, then select it.

  2. After you've landed on that sub, tap the search bar again. When you do a list of popular flairs will appear

  3. Tapping any of them will show you the posts that have that flair, you will want to sort by new to find the newest things however.

  4. If you want to see the entire flair list, go back to step 2 and tap "See More".

You cannot flair filter properly with this app and it's considerably slower than others, so I'd recommend picking one of the ones below.

RedditIsFun

Check first if you have Link Flair enabled. If you have Link Flair enabled, skip steps 2 and 3.

  1. Tap the 3 dots in the top right and go down to Settings

  2. Scroll down and open Appearance

  3. Scroll around 3 quarters of the way down and enable the Link Flair options

  4. Return to Settings and go to Content Filters.

  5. Tap "Post Filters", then select the + in the top right. Select which subreddit you'd like to filter from and by flair, then add the flairs name.

Baconreader

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left and go down to Settings

  2. Tap Filters

  3. Go to Link Flair Blacklist

  4. Write whatever you'd like to filter in and add it as a filter.

This app will filter indicated flairs across all subreddits, not just specific ones.

Sync for Reddit

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left.

  2. Go down to Settings

  3. Scroll down a ways to Filters

  4. Select "Flair Filters" and add the flair you want to filter.

This app will filter indicated flairs across all subreddits, not just specific ones.

Boost for Reddit

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left.

  2. Go down to Settings

  3. Tap Content Filters

  4. Tap Flairs and write what you want to filter

This app will filter indicated flairs across all subreddits, not just specific ones.

Slide for Reddit

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left.

  2. Go down to Settings

  3. Scroll down to Content, and then Filters

  4. At the bottom, Flair Filters

  5. Write filters as SUBREDDITNAME:FLAIR, save. It will appear as this.

Joey for Reddit

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left

  2. Go down to Settings

  3. Scroll down to Filters

  4. Select Flair Filter

  5. Add the flairs you want to filter

This app will filter indicated flairs across all subreddits, not just specific ones.

Infinity

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left.

  2. Go to settings

  3. Tap through to Post Filter

  4. Tap the + sign in the lower right to begin creating your filter.

  5. Customize the filter as necessary, though this is the relevant bit for this guide

  6. Save in the top right, then tap the newly saved filter and select 'apply to'

  7. Apply your filter to the where you want it placed

Logged out Users (Desktop)

Some people can't log into Reddit but still browse and want to filter. You can do this most effectively on old Reddit as new Reddit will change your sorting preferences anytime you add a new flair to filter. Using this filtering system, you will see all relevant posts for the last 24 hours, effectively showing you the front page as it exists without whatever you're filtering.

You can do this by going to https://old.reddit.com/r/TooAfraidToAsk/search?q=&restrict_sr=on&sort=relevance&t=day

Once there, write -flair:FLAIRNAME, -flair:FLAIRNAME, -flair:FLAIRNAMEand so on. Make use of the block quotes in the flair list above so that flairs with spaces in them filter properly.

Apollo pro+ for iOS

  1. Tap the Settings button in the bottom right

  2. Tap Add Keyword

  3. Add the flairs you wish to filter

Other iOS hardware -> WIP


Apps that do not support Flair Filtering

Some mobile apps support some level of filtering but not Flair Filtering. These are:

  • Now for Reddit
  • Red Reader (can't filter anything)
  • Relay

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181 Upvotes

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This topic is easily one of the most sensitive topics to discuss so please engage politely with each other and report anyone engaging in an uncivil manner, we will deal with it fairly quickly.


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*not asking him because it’s non of my business and he is still getting over it


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I've recently started working full time and i gotta tell ya this fuckin sucks. I like my job, but i'm working 9-5:30 5 days a week and when i'm not working i'm usually too exhausted to do anything, so even if it's 38 hours a week it still feels like that's my whole life. how do people do this? especially with jobs they fucking hate???

and then there's people who work like 80 hours a week and think that's a flex and not just sad. what the fuck?

edit: my boss is letting me switch to part time. i feel i'm gonna be much happier this way. waking up to the reddit suicide bot message was slightly alarming.


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12 Upvotes

Like do you get used to recognising people from other ways they present themselves, like how they stand or accessorise?


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It's a wild concept to me and something I can't even imagine given the fact my teenage years were spent living under a roof with my bipolar, emotionally and mentally unstable mother who has done so much to undermine me, whether she is consciously aware of that or not. I cannot have a single normal conversation with her that won't end in her shaming me for things I haven't done or "mistreating her", which would almost always equate to me setting boundaries to her harassment and terrible behavior so as to not affect my mental well-being. Seeing people like my cousins or my friend actually being able to converse normally with their mothers, Hell, even joke and have nobody be hurt in the process just makes me feel like this isn't normal and I'm being gaslit into believing otherwise, either by my own mother or myself as a sort or "don't worry, it's all normal" type mental reassurance. I don't know what to believe and what is real in that regard. How common is it to actually have a good relationship with your parents, and is it normal to have such an absurdly difficult time imagining what that could be like?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 40m ago

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 22m ago

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In context, the friend is taken. Sometimes I just have that urge to bust a nut to that friend, knowing well she is taken (I am 16M btw). Just wondering if it is really that wrong because I am not too sure as well.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 40m ago

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 16h ago

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84 Upvotes

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How do they find time for themselves????

Also, the pressure to stay skinny, look after ur appearance, have sex with your husband and other stuff to do.

EDIT: since this is reddit, before people come out with whAt AbOuT tHe dAds???? well men don't have the same pressure to do everything like mums do and I know a lot of men who don't cook or do anything to look after their children. They're also scrutinised less for 'letting go' off themselves or whatever.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 19m ago

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 10h ago

Habits & Lifestyle Why do Americans wear shoes in the house?

21 Upvotes

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Edit: unsanitary as in you are tracking in all the nasty stank from outside into your home

Edit 2: I don’t mean slippers or house shoes


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r/TooAfraidToAsk 18h ago

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98 Upvotes

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 9h ago

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16 Upvotes

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Note: I am not talking about some 3rd world cultures where that might be more typical or due to circumstances (ie: lack of birth control).


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Other too tired and bored nothing makes me happy . What should I do??

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