Steemit Front-End Suggestion: a way to filter out resteems when viewing blogs

in utopian-io •  8 months ago

In my first few weeks on steemit, I only have 1 big gripe.

I love the platform and the whole premise of the blockchain. I've discovered Steemians with similar interests as me and have made some friends even! Overall, this has been a positive experience. There's just one thing that bothers me about the front-end of Steemit, so I decided to make my first contribution towards its development.

The Problem:

Being new to Steemit, when I come across somebody new, I like to look through their posts to get a feel for them before I blindly follow everybody. I like scrolling back through their blog over months of content. The hard part about this is that I'm less concerned with what they are resteeming. I definitely check out the people they resteem as well, but I wan't an easier way to filter out resteems so I can check out just their posts much more efficiently.

My Proposed Solution:

The solution that comes to mind would simply be an option to view just the user's posts. This could very easily be a new menu option on individual blogs that says "Posts" right after the menu option that says "Blog".

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Right now, a users blog looks like this...
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Since I like to resteem posts I really enjoy for more people to see, you have to scroll a little bit down my blog to get to the posts that I've made.

After implementing my proposal, it would look like this...
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The "Blog" section would remain unchanged and include every Post and Resteem by the user. The new menu option of "Posts" would only include the posts by the user and would filter out all resteems. It is a very subtle change that doesn't affect the aesthetic, but dramatically improves efficiency for people looking to see just that users posts while filtering out resteems for the time being without getting rid of them entirely.

Alternatively:

The menu options could be "Posts" and "Resteems" instead of "Blog".


Or even "Blog" and "Resteems" where blog is just the user's posts, and resteems is just the user's resteems.

The Benefits:

  • Easier to see all the posts by a specific user
  • A way to separate whole blog from individual posts
  • Users will be more likely to resteem content they like without thinking of it "cluttering" their blog
  • No learning curve upon implementation
  • No change to the aesthetics and look, just an extra menu option



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I like your proposal! I find it annoying too to go through resteemed posts until I find something the author wrote...I hope your proposal gets accepted =)

Yeah this is a really nice feature. Just to expand on this a little, there is a browser extension that I use that has this as a feature - so I often forget that it isn't a feature on the platform lol. I think it's called steemplus

Yes there are may ways to improve the platform; keep coding!

Your contribution cannot be approved because it is a duplicate. It is very similar to a contribution that was already accepted here.

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I totally agree! I also want a better way to see original content from time to time. This is a great suggestion :)