FYI, I’m pretty sure this is a bug with the “Reading” subcategory. Muting any other subcategory properly removes its topics from its category’s Latest page (so long as the topic isn’t set to “watching” or “tracking”). I’m currently in contact with the Discourse devs to get this sorted out. I’ll let you know if they are able to fix it.
@Raionus Just to update you, there was apparently a bug with my user’s data that stopped me from muting the Reading subcategory in my settings. They fixed my user’s bad data and I was able to mute the Reading subcategory again. However, when I asked them to check your user, they said you had already successfully muted the Reading subcategory.
So are you sure that the Reading topics don’t properly get filtered out of Latest for you? Keep in mind that any Reading topic you are Watching or Tracking will still show up in Latest even if you mute the subcategory. But anything else (including all new topics) should be hidden automatically.
If that’s the intended behavior, that is how it works and there is no bug.
I assumed it would also hide threads within Japanese Language - WaniKani Community which is currently not the case (this is the only page on the forum that I visit, since I’m level 60 and don’t really read the campfire).
So yeah, mute does what it was supposed to and my script also does what it’s supposed to.