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...aside from creating multiple accounts just to be able to see the "right" questions.

Use case:

On some days I have more spare time and would like to see a broader selection on various topics.

On other days I have to stay focused and would like to see just a narrow selection of questions related to the tasks Im currently working on.

A tedious workaround would be to manually adapt the filter sets.

I have found this feature request which might look similar, but it's a different issue as I'm asking for separate sets of tags regardless of conditional operators on them.

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...aside from creating multiple accounts... Do I need to comment that idea? – Time Traveling Bobby Jul 27 '12 at 7:27
Well, my first idea was to do this via the API...but that's not possible. Maybe we can get an API for editing user-preferences (only our own, of course) like these tags. – Time Traveling Bobby Jul 27 '12 at 7:30
@WaffelizedBobby - I didn't expect the "multiple accounts idea" would be taken seriously. Next time i'll add a smiley ;) – kostja Jul 27 '12 at 7:35
Ouh...don't take it personal, we've got a lot of odd people stumble in here with odd ideas on how SE works and should work. ;) – Time Traveling Bobby Jul 27 '12 at 7:36
@WaffelizedBobby - np – kostja Jul 27 '12 at 7:45
The ideal solution would be with negative tags and/or an API call. However, the closest thing now is to use a 2nd account. The rep is not lost because it's possible to merge accounts at any time. I avoid switching accounts using a 2nd browser. – Jano Nov 25 '12 at 13:01
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You can view tagged questions for a given set by using the [or] tag when searching, or by manually constructing a tagged-questions URL by joining tags with +or+:

would give me all questions tagged python, plone or jquery. If you typed [python] [or] [plone] [or] [jquery] in the search box you would get the same URL.

Bookmark that URL and you can construct predefined 'favourite sets'.

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Although the asker probably wanted a built in option. – Inkbug Jul 27 '12 at 8:26
@Inkbug: Yeah, but that doesn't mean the existing options aren't handy. :-) – Martijn Pieters Jul 27 '12 at 8:28
That's why I upvoted. :-) – Inkbug Jul 27 '12 at 8:29
Thanks Martijn, +1. Thats halfway there. Can I make it work the other way round - for ignoring questions? Neither nor seem to work – kostja Jul 27 '12 at 8:30
Unfortunately, no. SE does not have a negative search option (see for the options that are supported). – Martijn Pieters Jul 27 '12 at 8:34

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