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I'm interested in seeing which tag is responsible for marking a question as 'interesting'. A slight change to its visual representation would be enough.

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Someone else thinks there's too much time spent on tags: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11372 (not a dupe) let alone highlighting the glow worm. –  random Jul 31 '09 at 11:14
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How many interesting tags have you set? –  Ladybug Killer Jul 31 '09 at 11:16
    
On SO, around 50. –  mafutrct Jul 31 '09 at 11:32
    
...why? We have bloody wildcards. *sql* gets you everything with sql in the tag. –  Eric Jul 31 '09 at 12:26
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I'm already using wildcards. –  mafutrct Jul 31 '09 at 12:30
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But you do have questions on the front page which are not highlighted as interesting, don't you? –  Ladybug Killer Jul 31 '09 at 12:55
    
@mafutrct: You have 50 interesting tags, including wildcards? But, you've almost exclusively answered C# tags...so something's telling me there's a very, very low signal to noise ratio in that list. –  Eric Jul 31 '09 at 13:07
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@Eric: that does not mean anything. Being interested in does not mean you can answer the stuff. Maybe he just wants to learn. –  Ladybug Killer Jul 31 '09 at 14:05
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Questions only have 5 tags max. If you put a tag on your interested list, the very fact that the row in question is highlighted should be indication enough to remind you which of the tags in the question is calling for your attention.

Unless, as implied in comment, you have so many that you don't know what's in your list anymore.

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Looks like it is a memory overflow on the human being side. –  Ladybug Killer Jul 31 '09 at 11:48
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I think this will be more distracting than helpful. When everything on the page has a special color, then the colors aren't really special anymore.

Cheapo freehand visual aid:
graph of inverted parabola with ease of use as y-axis and visual cues as x-axis

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Alconja wrote a greasemonkey script for this

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