Has anyone been annoyed by Pinterest in the last few days? I am dealing with an avalanche of their "Picked for you" pins.
Just overnight, I received 70 of them! Yes, 70 of them in a mass since the last pin arrived from one of the people that I actually choose to follow. That is just ridiculous and I do not like this.
I am sick and tired of having to select repeatedly (70 times!!), I'm not into this Pin, I just don't like ads, and I'm not into Pins inspired by my recent activity just to see the content I signed up to see. Oh, and even worse, the exact same pins keep showing up!
Pinterest says the purpose of these toggles, such as It isn't relevant or interesting, is so that the algorithm can educate itself to show only pins that I would and wouldn't like but the fact that the same exact pins keep showing up after I've dejected them illustrates that it is NOT working. If this continues for much longer, I may have to quit Pinterest.
By searching the web, I have found a way around not seeing them at all (Click here for the link and java script fix provided by The Beth Project) but I think it's ridiculous that in order to enjoy Pinterest again you have to install a website hack in order to gain back the ability to choose your own inspirations and interests. The site as of now does not allow free choice in seeing only what we choose to see and that is a shame.
Anyone else having this problem?
UPDATE (08/21/16): I don't know when they finally did it, but I just checked the setting of my Pinterest account (again, out of frustration!) and they now have an option to turn OFF those "Picked for You" pins! It's located in Settings under Home Feed.
Which, is great because I was using Pinterest less and less, only going into my already existed groups, and avoiding the main page (home feed) as much as possible. Thank you Pinterest for getting back to why we once liked your site.