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The problem is about Ignored tag filter.

When someone marks his question with tag like xcode4.5, I see it, even if I ignore the xcode tag. There are tens of such tags - which differs in suffix. I don't want to add them all manually (using the 'Related tags' or some other list) - since, I'll have to track all newly added tags by myself (and manually add them, over and over again).

I suggest to implement some kind of tag inheritance. For example, when I ignore the xcode tag - all derived tags become ignored too (like, xcode4.5, xcode4, etc.).

The tag can inherit multiple tags - this will lighten the overall question tagging. You don't need to find and put all required tags for question already tagged with facebook-c#-sdk, since this tag inherits facebook, c#, etc.

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I disagree that tag ignores should be automatically sorted by prefix and suffix. However, I'd like to see wildcards in ignores, such that I could block ios* for anything with prefix iOS. But tag inheritance? Disagree. Edit: whoa looks like this exists. Cool feature. Didn't know about it. – Emrakul Jan 14 '13 at 7:35
@Telthien: That would also block iostream. – Mechanical snail Jan 14 '13 at 8:18
Well, who cares about iostreams anyway! – Emrakul Jan 14 '13 at 8:21
"I'll have to track all newly added tags by myself." Er, can't you just add them to your ignore list as you come across them? I can see why this would be useful for favourites, but not for ignores. *shrug* Looks like they gave you the feature anyway. – TRiG is Timothy Richard Green Feb 14 '14 at 16:20
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You can use wildcards * in your tag filter list, e.g. xcode* will ignore xcode, xcode4.5 and so on. You can even add the wildcard at the beginning of the tag, so *c#* will also ignore facebook-c#-sdk. See: Interesting and Ignored Tags Now Support Wildcards

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