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How to configure EE Home Page to only show Questions matching Topics I select

Andrew Leniart
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When I'm on the main Home Page of Experts Exchange (see below for an example), I get a list of Questions from ALL topics.

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What I want to achieve is to have only questions that match my selected Topics - Not ALL topics.

Can someone direct me as to how to get the appropriate area to achieve this "and" how to set it up so that only questions from my selected Topic will show up on the EE Home page please?

Many thanks...

Andrew
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Don't use the home page.

I rarely ever see it or any other page for that matter.

99.9% of my time on EE comes from this simple bookmark:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/notifications.jsp

It is how I found out about this question......   ;)

From time to time I'm soooooo bored that I troll and browse Open Questions to see what trouble I can get myself into but that is it.

I live by Notifications and my Saved Searches.
Kyle SantosQuality Assurance Engineer at Dassault Systemes

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'only questions'
Solved or open or both?

If open only, then use https://www.experts-exchange.com/answer.jsp This page is catered to topics you want selected and show open questions only.  There's a lot of ways to customize how to filter the results as well.

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iirc, the home page is based on your followed topics and who you network with, as well as content you have published.

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As mentioned prior, saved searches as a bookmark is a common practice by members that I've heard they do.  Or what slightwv mentioned about notifications.jsp
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Hi Kyle,

'only questions'
Solved or open or both?

Both. I'd like to see both Open and Closed questions, but "only" that have topics that I select.

If open only, then use https://www.experts-exchange.com/answer.jsp This page is catered to topics you want selected and show open questions only.  There's a lot of ways to customize how to filter the results as well.

I used to use that, but the interface doesn't suit me because on the home page, I also get Post by members I follow along with Questions and articles that have been posted. I much prefer using the Home Page if possible.

iirc, the home page is based on your followed topics and who you network with, as well as content you have published.

Yes, but it also shows questions (both open and closed) My issue is that I want only Questions to show up that are in a list of Topics that I can configure. Surely there is a way to do this?

As mentioned prior, saved searches as a bookmark is a common practice by members that I've heard they do.  Or what slightwv mentioned about notifications.jsp

Saved searches don't give me the benefits of the Home Page that I enjoy using. Nor does what slightwv suggested.

I'm really hoping a solution to this can be found.

Many thanks for your replies guys.

Andrew
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I don't believe what you're asking for exists on the Home Page.  Here is what is currently available for feed customization:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/settings.jsp?ts=feed

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Kyle,

So if I "Edit Feed" and remove all Topics I don't want to show up, will that give me what I want?
Kyle SantosQuality Assurance Engineer at Dassault Systemes

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LIke a blank slate?
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Pretty much. I'm talking about https://www.experts-exchange.com/editTopics.jsp

If I delete everything there and just select the Topics what I want, I should get the result I'm after no? I'm happy to give it a try, so long as it doesn't inadvertently affect something else on the site that I'm unaware of?
Kyle SantosQuality Assurance Engineer at Dassault Systemes
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Oh never mind.

I misunderstood.  If you are following a lot of topics you don't want to see, then yes, remove them.  However, if you are following someone that does something in a topic you don't want to see you will probably still see it because you are following that member.
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Kyle,

I'll adjust my Feed now and see how it goes. Will let you know.

Thanks for your prompt help mate, I really appreciate it.

Andrew
Kyle SantosQuality Assurance Engineer at Dassault Systemes
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You're welcome.  I hope it does work the way you want it too!  The home page is, in general, a page to just ensure there is content related to you based on what you interact with...aka mainly what you end up following.  

If you ended up unfollowing everything and everyone possible, I believe it would just show you open and solved questions.  I stumbled on this when I was talking to a member who uses the EE mobile app.  They followed two people and it threw that mobile app feed way out of wack for them.  They unfollowed those two people and the feed went back to the way they loved seeing things.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ =)
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Works like a charm. Brilliant!  Once again, thank you very much for your help Kyle, and also for getting onto this question so quickly for me. Very much appreciated!

Andrew - Happy camper now :-)
Kyle SantosQuality Assurance Engineer at Dassault Systemes

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You're welcome.  Glad this worked out for you! :D