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I know about this question, but the answer does not cover all possible options. For example, I don't know Java, so I would like to ignore questions regarding IDE for Java, all the numerous frameworks, including but no limited to Java-on-Linux etc. For the most part, they will not start with Java-, so I cannot block them like this Java*.

If you decide to introduce this feature, it could a community-managed tree-like structure, where you choose to either block the whole subtree, or drill-down and select some sub-items from it. For my example, it could be tags related to Java-on-Android that I would like to keep, even though the rest of Java is ignored.

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Can you not block *java*? –  Al E. Oct 22 '12 at 18:38
    
@AlEverett: I could not find an example for Java tags, as I have so many to go through. But for PHP, an example is symfony2 - an open source PHP web development framework. It does not contain word PHP, so having * PHP * in ignored tags will not do any good. –  user199936 Oct 22 '12 at 19:00
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Ah. What you want is quite far afield of what currently exists and would require a massive re-write. Further, a "tag tree" or "hierarchical tags" has been proposed, and rejected, multiple times. –  Al E. Oct 22 '12 at 19:28
    
Who downvoted? I did not find an identical topic and yes, I searched before posting. Ok, maybe I did not search for all possible word combinations - sorry about that. @AlEverett: Well, if many people need it, maybe you guys can still look into implementing this. Otherwise it's like "yeah, gasoline engines will require us a lot to rewrite, so we will stay on horses instead". –  user199936 Oct 22 '12 at 19:54
    
@Neolisk downvotes are different on meta, they indicate opinion, not the quality of the post (most of the time) –  Richard J. Ross III Oct 22 '12 at 19:56
    
@RichardJ.RossIII: Ok, getting used to it. Is there anywhere I can vote on this feature? –  user199936 Oct 22 '12 at 20:05
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"Can you not block java? "...For this specific example I could see problems with that approach (namely I don't care about java, but do care about javascript) –  kekekela Oct 22 '12 at 20:18
    
@kekekela Ignoring the [java] tat will not ignore the [javascript] tag. –  Yannis Oct 22 '12 at 20:22
    
ignoring asterisk-java-asterisk, as was suggested in the comment I was responding to, would –  kekekela Oct 22 '12 at 20:23
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@kekekela has a valid point. If you ignore java*, it will ignore javascript, right? (which is not something you always want) –  user199936 Oct 22 '12 at 20:24
    
The vast amount of questions on java related things are also tagged java (or else the java people wouldn't see them) –  Richard Tingle Nov 8 '13 at 19:53
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