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On stackoverflow I have Emacs as a favorite tag, and many tags involved with HTML ignored. However, there could be the scenerio of an HTML user wanting advice about Emacs, I would still like to see those questions. Will I still see the questions tagged both Emacs and HTML?

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marked as duplicate by jonsca, Toon Krijthe, michaelb958, Martijn Pieters, Al E. Feb 28 '14 at 4:07

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possible dup. of What do “favorite tags” and “ignored tags” do? – hims056 Nov 5 '12 at 11:23
Agreed. It is just really difficult to find. – Dualinity Nov 5 '12 at 11:24
Tip: If you have any questions related to basic functions, first try to search from this main FAQ question – hims056 Nov 5 '12 at 11:26
Should this be closed then? – Dualinity Nov 5 '12 at 11:30
This will be closed by community. Don't worry :) – hims056 Nov 5 '12 at 11:32
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You will still see those questions, but they'll be displayed in a dimmed fashion.

I follow the python tag, for example, but ignore C++, so I see this:

dimmed question display

You can hide questions with ignored tags altogether though, but you have to do so explicitly. On your prefs screen (from your profile) you can check the hide ignored tags option:

hide ignored tags option

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I think that if you choose to hide ignored tags though, you won't see those questions at all. – Shadow Wizard Nov 5 '12 at 11:12
Is that the default? Where do I change it? – Dualinity Nov 5 '12 at 11:13
@Dualinity: Updated, it's not the default. – Martijn Pieters Nov 5 '12 at 11:16

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