I see this was asked a couple of times about three years ago and at the time the feature request was apparently denied:

Is this still the case? If so, why? I have precisely zero interest in having certain questions polluting a list that I might actually find useful if I could at least tailor it a bit to my needs.

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    var search = "fantasy"; $("#hot-network-questions").find("li").filter(function(){ return $("div:first",this)[0].title.toUpperCase().indexOf(search.toUpperCase()) > -1; }).remove(); At the very least, you could use a user script. Just enter the search text (sorry fantasy, just an example). – Travis J Aug 14 '14 at 22:26
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    Since this is a feature-request, the negative votes indicate that those users feel that this feature should not be implemented. It is just how meta handles feature-requests specifically so try to keep that in mind. As for the actual request, it would require quite a lot of actual implementation from the team, and I think that since so much is required to do this, it would have gone over a little better if you had included more details about what this feature would have actually looked like. – Travis J Aug 15 '14 at 19:51
  • Thanks for the explanation @TravisJ, I wasn't aware downvotes were used to that effect here. My question was really if this decision had changed rather than discussing a possible implementation. In any case I believe it would be pretty simple: just add in the settings a list of networks and let the user select which ones to block. Not sure why you say this would be so much trouble/time/effort. – Gabriel Aug 15 '14 at 20:01
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