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It would be nice if we could subscribe to an RSS feed of all the questions that match your 'favorite' tags i.e. an RSS feed of the questions that get highlighted as yellow when viewing the question list.

You can achieve a similar effect by combining tags as described here and here, however this is a pain to maintain, requiring the RSS URL to be edited in the feed reader if you start monitoring new tags, or stop monitoring old tags, also you have to worry about getting the syntax correct (c%23 instead of c# as an example).

It would be much nicer if we could simply subscribe to a URL such as:


Then you could change the tags that are included in that feed from the ‘prefs’ subsection of the user account area.

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There is a default tag filter on http://stackexchange.com/ but you must be logged in:

  1. click "Tagged questions" at the top

  2. click "my filters"

stackexchange.com tagged questions, my filters

Then look for the default "Favorite Tags" filter.

default Favorite Tags filter

You can browse it in your browser, or have it emailed to you, or get the RSS feed at the bottom of the page (also present in the headers, too, if your browser auto-detects).

favorite tags RSS feed

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It is now "Hot Questions" to "My filters". It would be cool to have this per site, too. – Raphael Mar 1 '12 at 17:44
It would be more useful if "ignored tags" overrode favorites and removed them from the feed. meta.stackexchange.com/q/112774/130885 – endolith Apr 17 '12 at 15:25
This looks outdated, can anyone please update this? I just don't find a way to get this feed. – jachguate Oct 7 '12 at 22:16
Im with @Raphael. It would be nice to have site per site. – oschrenk Nov 8 '12 at 21:33
@jachguate - click Tags, search for your tag, then hover over the tag until the context menu appears and click 'subscribe'... ack – bigassforce Dec 21 '13 at 15:41

I don't know why it is so hard to add an RSS feed based on tags. I couldn't seem to follow @Jeff's directions and it seemed like too much trouble to run a script. However, taking a clue from @mrucci's answer and doing some more experimenting, I found a way to get the RSS feeds that I want without too much trouble.

The general format is

[stack exchange site]/feeds/tag/[your tag name](+[and|or]+[second tag name])

So since I wanted to get a feed for the android-layout tag I did


You can also use the AND and OR operators by including +and+ and +or+ between the tag names. For example:



Just enter addresses like these into your feed reader and you are good to go.


After rereading the OP's question, I realized that my answer does not solve the question of getting all your current favorite tags with a single link. Sorry to the OP for that. However, the above method is as much as I needed and so I will leave my answer for others who come here with similar requirements.

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This is really great anyway! Nowhere I found the "general" way to get this, only a single tag was usually shown, but I needed more :) – Dualinity May 31 at 9:52


A solution has been implemented, but, since the cross-tag import process is for all of your Stack Exchance favorite tags, you can use my script to fetch the updated list of current favorite tags for specific Stack Exchange instances.

The script lives on bitbucket. Feel free to contribute.


Insert your user name, your user ID's and the Stack Exchange websites you want, e.g.:

sxname=(stackoverflow.com serverfault.com superuser.com)
userID=(133106 25062 16752) 

then execute it:

$ ./sxsync.sh

And the output should be something like:

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I really appreciate your effort but I do not see this as a viable solution - in fact you cannot use in Google Reader or something similar - you will have to re-subscribe each time you add a new tag. – sorin Dec 27 '09 at 9:00
True, but you don't have to manually recreate the rss feed url or adjust it by manually removing the no-more interesting tags and adding the new interesting tags. – mrucci Jan 5 '10 at 10:57
Is there a way to ignore tags? – endolith Apr 17 '12 at 15:31
Yes @endolith, you can simply add -tag to the list. For example: stackoverflow.com/feeds/tag/python+-django will give you all question tagged python but not django. – mrucci Apr 19 '12 at 15:15

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