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What's the difference (fluther-wise) between "Not interested" and "Remove"?

Asked by CyanoticWasp (20007 points ) February 17th, 2010

On the “Questions for you” link, and with the long list of questions that I have yet to even examine, much less answer, what is the practical difference between hitting “Not Interested” or “Remove”? Right now I mostly just “ignore”, because I don’t want to stop the flow of questions coming my way—I do use that list sometimes—but I don’t want to have to read all of those, either.

Hair spray or gel on long hair? Really? Who in the world thought I’d have the least interest in that?

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buckyboy28's avatar

I’m pretty sure that “Not interested” must be used for future questions in determining what you don’t want in your “Questions for You” (i.e. hair spray questions). I don’t know what the formula for putting questions in there is though. To be honest, I never use it.

ucme's avatar

To me they’re both the same.There certainly are some strange questions that appear from time to time.Utterly unrelated, that I would’nt have the remotest interest in.They’re hardly the F.B.I when it comes to profiling.Still some hit the mark so it’s all good.

wilma's avatar

I also thought that the “not interested” would help guide future questions and the “remove” wouldn’t have that result.

CMaz's avatar

Remove, removes the question from the list.

Not interested, will modify the “questions for you” so you will not get ones of that subject matter.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Since the Q just got moved to the “Meta” category, I’m now forced to ask: “Aren’t all Qs ‘meta’ to some extent?”

Is this comment-Q now going to move it into the meta meta category?

buckyboy28's avatar

@CyanoticWasp No. This is a question about a fluther feature, which is what makes it meta.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@buckyboy28 thank you. I guess my Q just above your answer still holds, though. Is a question about a question about a fluther feature too metaphysical? A Q 2 far?

buckyboy28's avatar

@CyanoticWasp I think it would become a “Double-Metative” which would become a positive. In that case, I would imagine it could be sent back to the main page.

wilma's avatar

I’m so confused

Arp's avatar

Remove just takes the question off the list. Not interested tells Fluther to give you less questions like it in the future.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Click on them both and they will just come to your door and ask you questions at all hours of the night.

YARNLADY's avatar

Only questions regarding the workings of Fluther are considered Meta. It does not stand for metaphysical or any other mysterious meaning. Per wikipedia: “Meta elements are HTML or XHTML elements used to provide structured metadata about a Web page.”

Sarcasm's avatar

You’re looking too deep.
Meta just means self-referential.
You know, like, for example, on Fluther. Meta questions are questions on Fluther, about Fluther.

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