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If you have wildcards in your favorite (or ignored) tags on the site, the mobile view will not correctly highlight questions that match these wildcards. For instance, I have mass-effect* as a favorite tag on Gaming:

side-by-side comparison of highlighting in mobile and normal views

This is because the mobile version of applyPrefs just does a direct equals comparison of the texts, so the * is interpreted literally and thus nothing ever matches.

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"the last one didn't read right so you get this instead" Well, I feel cheated - I demand a refund! – Yi Jiang Apr 3 '12 at 9:20
+1 just for the fantastic "headline". More posts should follow suit. – cdeszaq Apr 3 '12 at 12:48
+1 just because you have mass-effect favorited. – bluefeet Jun 20 '12 at 17:09
:O you can have wild cards in favs/ignores? There's one feature I didn't know about. – Jeroen Jun 20 '12 at 19:40
@Jeroen Yep. You just have to be careful when adding them, since if you accidentally make a selection from the autocomplete it'll remove the * – Tim Stone Jun 20 '12 at 19:42
Well, I alfeady f****** love it! Gonna search meta see if there's more of these hidden gems! +1 on the Q too, nobody should be cheated out of this feature, not even Safari users! – Jeroen Jun 20 '12 at 19:46
+1 I didn't know about this wild card feature either, thanks for sharing. – Jeremy Thompson Jun 23 '12 at 2:16
up vote 5 down vote accepted

This will start working after the next build. The rules should be the same as the full site, e.g. if you're visiting /questions/tagged/feature-request then the [feature-*] wildcard will not apply (since everything would be highlighted, or grayed out, or hidden). Everywhere else they should work, highlighting your favorites and graying/hiding your ignored.

Please keep in mind if you have a lot of wildcards and an under-powered mobile device you may see a performance impact...but I think you'd have max out both ends of that spectrum to see a noticeable difference.

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Sound good! Thanks :) – Matthew Read Jun 26 '12 at 16:08

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