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I have quite a lot of interesting tags, and from time to time over the last week or so I notice that one or more have disappeared from the list. Then I add them back in. I think this started happening at the same time as the extra pop up menu over interesting tags to uninteresting them. I think I am accidentally clicking that. Is there a way to suppress it? I was ok with the red X next to the tag and the extra menu is distracting at best for me, and might be causing this "oops I dropped a tag" situation as well.

This is how they look: alt text alt text

I don't think I have greasemonkey. Not on purpose anyway.

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...extra popup menu? I still see red Xs. Is this some script you installed that replaced it? –  Grace Note Jun 21 '10 at 18:14
    
Greasemonkey strikes again. –  Tim Post Jun 21 '10 at 18:16
    
Is this a shared computer? –  devinb Jun 21 '10 at 18:27
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@guys: new feature -- click one of your interesting tags, then hover over any tag that appears in the results. –  Andy E Jun 21 '10 at 18:28
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This feature was just rolled out. It hadn't even shown up on my machine until just about now. It is also only visible on the Questions pages. –  Grace Note Jun 21 '10 at 18:29
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Yes, I've almost clicked on "remove" by accident a few times. Very poor placement of that drop-down. This strikes me as ironic given this post: codinghorror.com/blog/2010/03/the-opposite-of-fitts-law.html. –  Shane Jun 21 '10 at 18:35

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It was never the intent for this menu to appear on the actual Interested or Ignored list itself. That is now fixed.

However, on any /tagged/ page you can mouse over a visible tag to get that menu.

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This works for me. I am pretty sure the accidental clicks are when I'm using the Interesting list on the right, not the tags under each question. I use those much less often and typically only click them if they're not already an interesting tag, so the chance of losing a tag goes down dramatically. –  Kate Gregory Jun 22 '10 at 12:09

+1. I'm not sure if I even like this feature. It seems rather pointless and redundant, I can't understand why anyone would have requested it (if it was even requested). It's already very easy to add/remove interesting/ignored tags.

At the very least, you'll get used to it sooner or later and stop accidentally removing your interested tags.

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