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How to reduce the amount of SPAM in the Windows Central feed?

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I've been subscribing to Windows Central for years through RSS feeds. First on Google Reader and then on Feedly. In recent months though the amount of SPAM being posted to the feed became unbearable. Just look at the last 25 postings (with my categorization SPAM/NEWS):

SPAM Crush your resolutions with 20% off the Motiv ring fitness tracker
NEWS Windows 10 19H1 build 18305 now rolling out for Insiders in the Fast ring
NEWS "Microsoft has a new Office app for Windows 10, set to replace 'My Office'"
NEWS Windows 10 SDK preview build 18298 now available for developers
SPAM Build your own sound system with $150 off Elac's bookshelf speakers
SPAM "The ZenBook S is NEWS, but ASUS offers much better"
NEWS "Surface 'Andromeda' patent points to pop-up folding, edge notifications"
SPAM Score a $25 Amazon gift card with your purchase of the Nintendo Switch
NEWS Fluent Design and much more are coming to OneDrive on the web
SPAM The best accessories for your Alienware m15 laptop
NEWS PUBG revamps parachutes to improve performance
SPAM "Kindle unlimited, kitchen gardens, and more are all discounted today"
SPAM "Kindle Unlimited is our favorite membership, and it's 33% off right now"
SPAM These pre-built PCs are all great for playing Fortnite on Windows 10
NEWS Windows Sandbox lets you safely run untrusted software
SPAM Here's how Prime members can score Grand Theft Auto V for free
NEWS "Facebook gave Microsoft, Amazon, and Netflix unfettered access to user data"
NEWS Red Dead Redemption 2 beat Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in November NPD
NEWS "Do you think Facebook deserves your trust? If not, delete it!
SPAM Where should you buy your Acer Nitro 5 budget gaming laptop?
SPAM The $120 Tenergy Otis robot vacuum cleaner is smart enough to charge itself
SPAM Plex's $90 lifetime pass gives you control over all your media
SPAM "For $60, LucidSound's LS25 gaming headset is a real steal"
SPAM Never lose your stuff again with Tile Bluetooth trackers from $11 each
SPAM Best AMD Ryzen 5 2600 aftermarket cooler

15 out of 25 is SPAM. That's 60%!

Is there a paid subscription one can get? Or some other trick to filter the SPAM out?


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Aug 19, 2013
There is no paid subscription (wish there was). I am not aware of any way to filter the non news articles out, either.