I like to peruse all the questions about the Java language, class libraries, JVM, etc., in part to learn about these things and in part because I have decent expertise on many of these areas to share.
But when I subscribe to the "java" tag in my feed reader, I'm absolutely inundated with questions that aren't really about Java -- examples:
- Questions about Spring
- Questions about XML (where the user irrelevantly is also using Java)
- Questions specific to EJB, JDBC, Hibernate, Swing, the Facebook Java API etc. etc. -- see, if I wanted to see those things, I'd be looking for those tags!
- Questions about how to learn C++ .. if you're a Java programmer
- Questions about how this bit of Java code would be written in Python
and the list just goes on, and on, and on. It's quite a flood of stuff that I don't care about.
How can I find just the questions that are really about Java? Do we need a new tag, like
justjava? Or, should people with an EJB question (and
ejb tag) just not be adding the
java tag as well? Or am I just out of luck? Thanks.
EDIT: so far, all the answers given require me to keep maintaining a list of all the specific technologies I'm uninterested in. But this isn't really an issue of what I'm not interested in; what I am interested in is simply questions that are about Java, as opposed to related to Java. Isn't there a better way?
To illustrate how this is not a great solution, the following link:
... doesn't even seem to work. But if I remove one excluded tag from it, then it does. Seems like I'm overflowing the site's capabilities.
EDIT EDIT: Groan! Even with filtering all these most-popular tags out, the ten most recent posts are still about: Spring, Java, Unicode, Cold Fusion, Servlets, HTML, SOAP, Apache-Poi, Java, MySQL! This seems hopeless unless some kind of "justjava" tag is introduced...