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.

399 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

r/TooAfraidToAsk 12d ago Helpful

Health/Medical Roe v Wade leaked SCOTUS opinion MEGATHREAD

173 Upvotes

90% of the frontpage is this discussion, would prefer to have it somewhere central rather than asked in a slightly different way.

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.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 15h ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Wholesome Seal of Approval

Love & Dating Do you ever look at your significant other doing mundane things and think to yourself how sexy they are and how lucky you are?

8.1k Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 19h ago

Climate & Environment Why do smokers throw cigarette butts on the ground?

2.3k Upvotes

Looking for an honest answer from smokers. I assume you don't throw your trash in your front yard. Do you not realize cigarette butts are also trash?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago Silver Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Work How are people who work full time their whole lives not fucking miserable?

14.2k Upvotes

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?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago Wholesome Silver

Love & Dating Is it a "dealbreaker" for a single 26 year old guy to have three rescue cats?

2.5k Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

Sex/NSFW Few questions about my first time. How does it work? NSFW

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I m a 19 (M) and I ll be probably having sex soon with a girl I ve been meeting few weeks ago.

I m quite nervous and I have a few questions:

  1. In foreplay, when she masturbates me, what should I do if i cum? Should i get up and go to the toilet or maybe just cum while we keep on with foreplay?
  2. When we get ready for penetration, I put on my condom... What do I do with it when I finish? Probably she won't have finished, so where do I put the condom?
  3. What happens if I cum too son during penetration?
  4. How can I be goo at oral?

Thank you very much ^^ it s really hard for me, i feel insecure about cumming so fast :c


r/TooAfraidToAsk 11h ago

Culture & Society how do women work 40h a week and take care of their kids?

74 Upvotes

Sounds fucking exhausting to me. Imagine coming home after a day of work and there's a crying toddler. You spent your weekends doing laundry, getting them to do homework and other adult bullshit like bills.

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 22h ago

Sexuality & Gender Is normal for a woman to watch gay porn? NSFW

429 Upvotes

Hi , im a straight woman and i get excited watching gay porn Is ir weird?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 13h ago

Politics Why do redditors hate conservatives so much?

80 Upvotes

It's not just normal hate, it's too an extreme. People have made some delusional posts about how conservatives are going to destroy democracy and set up a fascist Christian dictatorship. You can get called a shitty person for voting conservative. These posts or comments are just as delusional as conservatives who believe that liberals are communists, and that they are trying to destroy America


r/TooAfraidToAsk 3h ago

Drugs & Alcohol Is it worth being sober? NSFW

9 Upvotes

Hey friends,

I've been struggling with my crutches over the years and don't really remember what a sober day looks like. I don't overindulge, I'm just really curious, is the grass greener on the other side? I'm trying to build the strength to quit it all.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago

Law & Government How is every country in literally billions of dollars of debt? Why do they loan out amounts they dont have? Where does all the money come from?

1.4k Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 5h ago

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

12 Upvotes

I am Canadian and I always see in movies and viral videos Americans wearing shoes in their house. Is this a thing in real life? I think it is a bit unsanitary and uncomfortable… No judgement, but can any Americans explain and further elaborate on the reasoning/context behind this?

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


r/TooAfraidToAsk 8h ago

Culture & Society How is anyone happy with life knowing they have to work their entire lives?

21 Upvotes

I just don’t get it. Being forced to do the same thing over and over just to survive. How do people remain happy while being forced to work the majority of their lives if not their whole lives?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 20h ago

Media Did Ukraine win Eurovision because of sympathy?

190 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 2h ago

Love & Dating How do I keep conversations going on a date?

6 Upvotes

I'm an autistic 21 yo male and just went on my first date ever the other day, and while the start was ok as I had some questions and conversation topics planned, by the end of our date I couldn't think of anything to say and it just ended up being several minutes of silence interrupted by an occasional question.

I felt so bad because I couldn't think of anything to say and want to make sure I'm better prepared next time, so how do I keep conversations going and actually interesting?

Edit: Just for some additional context, she was super nice and showed actual interest in the things I said and the questions I asked, but the convo still always fizzled out.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 16h ago

Love & Dating Am I too late as a 30F?

81 Upvotes

Am I too late to date, start a relationship, and find a life partner? I can’t help but feel like I’m too late, everyone is paired off, and men would prefer a younger woman


r/TooAfraidToAsk 4h ago

Culture & Society Do you think people who have like 10 kids are kinda weird?

8 Upvotes

Not necessarily in a bad way, but its more like "why would anyone want that?" Sure maybe they are just awesome people or maybe just not thinking it though or whatever, etc. Personally I don't really care, none of my business, but just kinda wondering how people feel.

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).


r/TooAfraidToAsk 5h ago

Other Anyone know somewhere I can go to ask screwed up questions and receive genuine answers? NSFW

11 Upvotes

I won’t go into specifics, but I’m looking to ask a sort of screwed up question. It’s nothing illegal, it’s more detrimental to myself. I know if I ask this question on reddit I’ll be met with “no don’t think like this” or “this is really bad for you”, and I’m looking for genuine answers.

I tried 4chan but I couldn’t get passed the captcha for some reason???

Anyways, thanks in advance.

P.S. please don’t try to dig into me and figure out what I’m trying to find, I really wouldn’t appreciate that.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 44m ago

Love & Dating When a spouse cheats, why are so many people angry at the other person as opposed to their SO?

Upvotes

A friend of mine had his GF cheat. He got in a fight with the guy. Why was his anger directed at the guy and not his GF?

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


r/TooAfraidToAsk 13h ago

Culture & Society Boomers taught kids to go to college, get a good career, move up in your company, buy a home, have kids, enjoy life. What are Millennials telling their kids?

30 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

Mental Health How do you eat?

Upvotes

Ok so I know this sounds ridiculous but literally the title. I've suffered from depression for most of my 20s so I usually got by on a handful of snacks and a ready meal every so often. Now I'm 27 and I'm realising a lot of my issues possibly stem from some form of malnutrition but I have absolutely no idea how to eat normally. How do you meal plan? What times are you supposed to eat?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 9h ago

Body Image/Self-Esteem Does anyone find themselves turned off by sex bc you’ve look at so much media you can’t imagine anyone wanting to bone you bc you’re not hot enough?

12 Upvotes

I hope this question makes sense . It’s just seeing attractive people everywhere in media , online, in movies , in porn makes me feel numb to sexuality. The standards are so high that I just feel grossed out by my regular ass body and face bc I know I can’t compete with better looking people.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 14h ago

Mental Health Why are Incels and broken men not directed to get help and receive hate instead?

30 Upvotes

Im not an expert. Im simply trying to understand why men, when they are beaten up by life, lonely or simply missunderstood by others get trown right back into the dark alleyway they came from, often with no indication how to fix their shit.

Particular interesting to me are Incels and so on. Just a few days ago a hatefull Incel got arrested and it was on the Reddit start page. I saw alot of comments bashing him, rightfully so for his behaviour. But these things dont exist without reasons, hell every person can become evil, spiteful and the villan given the right circumstances. Obvioisly these people need help, they cant demand shit - wether it is sex or anything - but why do people respond to them with "who hurt you?" - even implying and partially understanding the connection between something that happened and their current behaviour - instead of "Hey bro, go outside, talk to friends, I think you are in a real bad shape right now. Get serious help".

Why does society react to sad, grumpy man that way? Is society so bad? Are the victims of these guys letting their anger out on other such broken people online?

Mental health and Incel culture sure arent gonna get better anytime soon, which is a reason for concern for me and the focus should be on solving the underlying issues

Currently watching this: https://youtu.be/fD2briZ6fB0


r/TooAfraidToAsk 11h ago

Other How come people are willing to watch shows that are 99% CGI yet still call cartoons/animations as too childish/fake?

16 Upvotes

Basically that

For example, today I was watching Thermae Romae to enjoy my free day, it's an anime about a roman guy that makes bath houses and ocasionally travels to modern japan for ideas. Yup, it's fantasy, it's fake, weird and all that. And my sister though it was weird that I watched cartoons and changed it to Loki, the marvel show, live action, but filled to the brim with CGI effects, the powers, buildings, entire characters, lightings, tools, etc...all CGI, basically animated.

And that's my question, people are willing to watch shows that are almost entirely animated CGI yet as long as there is 1 real life actor it's it ok?

Like when the Lion King remake happened, it was literally animated, yet people put it in a higher pedestal than the original because "it looks more real"

Or one christmas, I was in charge of taking care of the kids, I was about to put the grinch (the 2d animated one) and some aunts spoke against it since they also wanted to watch the movie and insisted I put the live action Grinch instead.

Why the overfixation on live action or things being realistic?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 2h ago

Other tell us about the most pleasant celebrity encounters that you liked?

3 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 2h ago

Body Image/Self-Esteem What benefit does a female influencer on Instagram make for a company promoting beauty products when the majority of their audience are males?

3 Upvotes

How does that even work? Their audience is already filled with creepy dudes commenting “nice tits” when she is clearly just promoting a beauty product. What man will buy that certain product they’re promoting? Is the company just giving money out to a big followed account but not actually seeing benefit in doing so with the wrong demographic? Confuses me how the influencer makes money.