Here's the deal: I've been harassing DA for while in comments and suggestion boxes for filtering because, hey - to each their own, BUT I freaking despise and am disgusted by "inflation" artwork. Enter the Deviantart Filter project!
You can block users, keywords, or categories and it alters DA pages so when you're looking at the popular art for the last 24 hours or whatever, a tiny X shows up in the upper left of any thumbnail you hover over. I have a bunch of ideas for tweaks to make the tool better and maybe I'll submit them to the filter's author at some point, but for now, this is working SO WELL!
The X blocks the user who posted the art which is extreme in some cases, but when it comes to fetish art, I have a zero-strikes policy. Obesity fetish is out. Gone. Goodbye!
The default settings show blanks where the art used to be which gives you the ability to click it if you're curious if your filters are too strong and you might have hidden something good, but so far, that hasn't happened for me. I started going through the 24 popular posts and week popular posts just looking for "fatty" art to block and it was actually a little disappointing when I quickly ran out (because the filter was blocking it all just like I wanted!).
All I can say is that this is long overdue and I'm glad that if DA wasn't going to bother, at least some enterprising user did the work instead!