I think the feature you are looking for is “muting”. You can mute categories, tags, or users to focus on discussions of interest. Muting categories will move them to the bottom of the homepage view and remove those topics from the Latest view.
There’s a filter parameter to view the Latest Muted discussions (you can find this via your profile Notifications page or add
state=muted to the normal Latest url).
You can adjust muting & notification preferences:
- individually by clicking on the at the top right of a category or topic page
- collectively via your profile Notifications preferences
I haven’t used the muting feature aside from a quick experiment to test the effects, but I do use Watching notifications to prioritise notifications for some categories of interest.
If you end up using muting I’d be interested to know how that works out for you and any tips or tricks to share. We have a Managing and subscribing to notifications guide that could use a refresh.