Today I noticed that I had annoying audio playing somewhere automatically in my feed and I couldn't figure out where it was coming from. Once I got to the end of all of my stories, I noticed that I had 85 items hidden, and the audio was playing from one of those items. Since they're hidden for a reason, I don't really care if those stories are automatically marked as read, but having to listen to automatically playing videos that are hidden from view and you can't find the source until you've read everything then have to go play with the stuff I don't want to see is a bit of a pain. Can we somehow change the setting for items we want to hide to be marked as read earlier? Perhaps within an hour or even earlier if possible? I would rather have that number always be as close to zero as possible and if we can have the things we don't want seen automatically read and vanish, that would be pretty fantastic.