How can I filter one term out of my feedly feeds?
December 23, 2013 5:53 PM   Subscribe

There is exactly one word that I never, ever want to read anything about, and it's super-hot right now (with no end in sight) and comes up all the time lately in the stuff I read via RSS. I use Feedly on Firefox. Is there a script that does this? Some kind of native setting in Feedly that I haven't found? If there's a solution that is cheap-but-not-free, I'd happily consider it. Anyone?
posted by emumimic to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I don't see anything for Firefox in a brief search but I did find a Google Chrome extension that does what you want.
posted by JDHarper at 6:15 PM on December 23, 2013

You could try Yahoo pipes, I've used it before to make some custom rss feeds.
posted by unrulychild at 6:33 PM on December 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

If it's just one or three feeds then Yahoo Pipes is your answer. I don't know of a more high-level answer, though.
posted by Evilspork at 6:54 PM on December 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

There's a Chrome extension that will replace words in webpages with whatever you choose. It looks like this is a similar Firefox add-on (that's just the first Google result, you might want to shop around, so to speak). That would censor the individual word, at least.
posted by codacorolla at 6:59 PM on December 23, 2013

Response by poster: N.b., I'm absolutely not AT ALL interested in changing this word into something else -- it's not the word itself that bothers me; I simply do not want to read anything about this topic, and it would definitely become obvious on reading more (suppose it were the type of thing often prefaced with a "trigger warning" -- the word itself is what I WILL avoid, but the CONTEXT is what I WANT to avoid). I will be happier if I can hide any post mentioning this word.

JDHarper's Chrome extension looks like it does what I want, but I prefer not to change browsers, if I don't have to.
posted by emumimic at 7:35 PM on December 23, 2013

I use Zapier pretty heavily for work, and it looks like it will let you filter out an RSS feed and publish the result into another feed. I played around with it for a few minutes, here's a sample Zap. You'd have to individually add each RSS feed to Zapier, or you could merge all of your feeds into another feed, and filter that one.
posted by third word on a random page at 8:40 PM on December 23, 2013

If you don't want to switch browsers, you probably wouldn't want to switch RSS feed services either, but I'll just mention that Feed Wrangler and Feedbin seem to have good keyword/boolean filtering. It's one of the reasons I'm considering switching myself. Here's a review that goes into depth on the differences, in case you or anyone else in the thread is interested.
posted by bluecore at 9:20 PM on December 23, 2013

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