When I go to the Stack Overflow main page, I want to only see questions marked with tags I'm interested in. Surely this is really easy, but I can't work out how to do it. What do I do?
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Just add the interesting tags to your "Favorite Tags" list and the tags you want to ignore to the Ignored Tags list:
You can add tags by either typing in the textbox (there is auto complete) or by clicking the star icon in each tag "cloud" opened when hovering over it.
Having this, the default view in SO main page which is called "interesting" questions will show questions that may be of interest to you based on your history and tag preferences which means all the questions tagged by any tag in your Favorite Tags list, plus tags of questions you have answered in the past.
The only reliable way I have found is to save a link like this to your browser favourites:
It isn't ideal, as it isn't available from other PCs (though of course could save via Delicious or similar).
This is probably a deliberate policy to encourage us all to look at questions outside our narrow preferences!
You can even specify your own custom filters.