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I'd love to be able to slap some quick filters on my homepage on Stack Exchange.

Simplest form: Next to each site at the top right, put a little eyeball that I can close and open, with a "close/open all" eyeball at the very top. Then, if I just want to quickly see new/hot/whatever questions from the Trilogy, I can quickly close all and then open the Trilogy eyeballs, four clicks to seeing an aggregate of the Trilogy questions.

More Complex: Allow me to save "views". So, say I wanted to create a view of three loosely-related Stack Exchange sites. I'd:

  1. Close all eyeballs
  2. Open eyeballs for "Cooking", "Bicycles" and "Home Improvement"
  3. Name that view "Domestic" (or something)

The view would appear as a link down below the site list. When I clicked the link it would toggle all the eyeballs to create the correct view.

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I think that sounds like the tag-sets functionality; start here, but you can define your own set of filters on particular (or all) sites. And have it via e-mail, RSS, or just a link. Is that far from what you had in mind?

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Yeah, I don't think they had any of that when I asked this question... Awesome! –  cmcculloh Jun 6 '11 at 22:25
The link you reference: stackexchange.com/filters/popular no longer works. –  Head of Catering May 16 '12 at 2:10
@rene I think that cross network favorite tags filter is the correct place, maybe even what "popular" used to be. :) –  Shadow Wizard Apr 24 '14 at 11:54

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