Unfollow someone without removing them as an aspect

We all know those people - they post an article or a picture every hour and they spam your entire stream. Solution: ignore them. But what if I like that person and want to give him/her the opportunity to still comment on my content and have conversations with me without having his/her content spam my timeline?
There should be something like an “unsubscribe”-button.

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This sounds like a good idea - Twitter have a similar button called ‘Mute’, where you can remove someones tweets from your timeline without unfollowing them - obviously there are differences in Diaspora*, but the concept would be similar.

It could perhaps be called ‘Ignore’ or ‘Mute’ ?

See https://www.loomio.org/d/bV1uQjRI/sharing-vs-following