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Follow a profile only for certain tags #7988
Some people have very different interest and toot about very different subjects (say for instance bike, dev and LGBT* stuff). This seems to be actually often found in the profile description ("I toot about #bike, #dev and #lgbt" for instance).
However, when following them, one might want to follow only a certain part of their toots (typically "#lgbt" but have no interest in #bike or #dev). There seems to be currently two ways to handle it:
My proposal would boil down to have in the profile settings a "I tweet about" field, lettting users to fill in some hashtags for the main topics they toot about, in a more formal way than what is currently done in plaintext. Then, upon sending a new message, the author could choose to publish in one of the topics from her/his profile or "no topic" (just as they can choose the visibility at the moment). Upon following a new profile, one could follow any of the specific topics or just the whole profile.
Let me know what you think about it :)
Thanks for this great software!
This might be an interesting feature. I'm more eager for the ability to watch tags as you can accounts, but this could have its uses too. When you follow another user, there could be an optional field where you can add a list of tags, so only posts with those tags show up in the Home tab.