I've noticed that do to the high volume of activity on the site it appears as though only questions that were asked or answered in the last ten minutes are appearing on the main page of the site, meaning if you asked the question 15 minutes ago it won't appear on the main page anymore until it gets some sort of interaction. Fifteen minutes isn't that long of a time when you think about it, and I believe it may lessen the chance or your question being noticed. Is there anyway you could ease the firehouse approach so that not everyone is being sprayed by the full stream?
I know there is a hack, that one can do to display only certain tags, by simply requesting multiple tags in a URL. Is there any way you can implement this hack, so that it is no longer a hack which only a few know about, and so that it's more elegant?
I love the way that you can add "Interesting Tags" and "Ignore Tags", and then it fades or highlights these results, I thought the easiest way to expose this aesthetically was maybe to take it one step further. by making it if I click on the "Interesting Tags" title, it actually filters the questions view to display only questions related to my tags, and then if I click it again it toggles back to the current behavior.