Imagine you have subscribed to a search feed on a topic that interests you (for general information on search feeds, see this blog entry here). Sometimes search feeds deliver interesting information on the whole but also some information that is not relevant. In many cases, irrelevant information keeps coming from one or a few sites (e.g. PR sites). In such a situation it would be nice if you could keep the search feed (because in general it does deliver relevant information) but block the site that keeps delivering irrelevant material.
We added a new feature to mergeflow.stream that allows you to do that. When you are logged in to your account and go to the “web sites” tab of a topic profile, you will see this icon next to each host: Just click on this symbol to block a site. This symbol is also available in the “site” popup window that can be opened by clicking on this symbol next to a document.
In order to de-block a site, just go to the “manage” view of a topic profile and edit the “blocked sites” list.
Notice that in order to be able to use this feature, you have to be logged in to your mergeflow.stream account, and you have to be the owner of the topic profile.