Have you ever gone onto the feed on GaG and for a few days, it's the same myTake being featured at the top and it's a myTake you have no interest in or want to comment on? Or when you scroll down and see the myTakes on the right hand side that have been on display for what seems like forever?
Do you wish there was an option to hide that myTake from your news feed or myTake bar on the right? When you hide it, an alternative myTake (that you may be interested in!) will be put in its place.
If you view a featured myTake (whether you post an opinion or not) it is now replaced with another myTake. So you shouldn't be seeing the same myTake featured (if you have already viewed it). Let me know if this doesn't work for you.
I was thinking about it too but there will always be a problem. Let's say 10 myTakes has been promoted to get featured on the site. You have been shown 2 of them each time.
Now, the problem is, you're not interested in them so, you hide it and new myTakes have been featured on your feed. You read them and shared your Opinion.
So when, all of the myTakes you are interested in are checked by you, there will be the same 2 myTakes left on your feed in which you were not interested in before. So, they will still bug you.
The hide button you are talking about have an alternative method. If you view them once, whether you opinie there or not, they will be replaced with another. (For a limited time, or if there are no more featured myTakes left)