Filtering unwanted genres in advanced search…

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  1. itoy123

    itoy123 Member

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    Can you add the option to eliminate genres in addition to the option to pick genres for the stories you search for?

    I mean, if I do a general search, based on language and rating, what I mostly get are Yaoi and Shounen Ai novels which I don't care for. Sometimes (mostly), I'm (pretty sure many people are) not searching for something specific but I do know what I'm not interested in.
     
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    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    Click once for green , click twice for red, thrice for clear. Red is a -remove.
     
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    Jaded Majoring in Erology

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    That option is already there. In advanced search, just double click the genre that you want to exclude
     
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    Harry You don't see me

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    Yes you can

    There is exclude tag below your wanted genre, you just have to select any tag you don't want
     
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    What a newb.
     
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    It's there, conspicuous like the Mt Tai...

    you couldn't recognize! :blobpeek:
     
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    Anra7777 All powerful magic grammar hamster queen pirate.

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    Me, who just woke up, read the title from the main page as “Filtering unwanted genes in advance” and was quite concerned about eugenics and designer babies for a moment. Glad it was just my brain doing stupid things from bleariness.

    I think others have already answered your question pretty well.
     
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    Indeed. Thank you, everyone!
     
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    is there also a way to exclude genre when searching by tag?
     
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    Ral Well-Known Member

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    If you mean by clicking a tag on a novel's page, then no. Not directly.

    But you can use Series Finder:
    1. Exclude a genre(s).
    2. Include a tag.
    And you'll see what you wanted.

    If you want to automatically hide genres from your search (tag or otherwise), you can hide them manually by creating uBlock Origin filters:
    Code:
    novelupdates.com##div.search_main_box_nu:has(a:has-text(/^Action$/))
    upload_2020-9-14_19-32-48.png
    This one disables "Action".
    If you want to hide multiples change it to:
    Code:
    ##div.search_main_box_nu:has(a:has-text(/^(Action|Fantasy|Slice of Life)$/))
    So the template is:
    Code:
    ##div.search_main_box_nu:has(a:has-text(/^(1st genre|2nd genre|3rd genre|etc)$/))
    upload_2020-9-14_19-33-35.png
    This will hide them from all search results (I think), if you wanna see them again without removing the filters, just disable cosmetic filters on NU.
    upload_2020-9-14_19-35-30.png [/code]
     

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