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Is there a way to hide the "Ignored Tags" tags. I'm already hiding questions tagged with my ignore tages, now I would like to hide the tags indicating which tags I've ignored (i.e the list of tags under the heading "Ignored Tags" on the right side of the page).

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This is not currently possible, unless you do something fancy like writing a custom userscript to chop that menu off locally.

Besides, what if you learn jQuery some day, and decide you want to stop ignoring [jquery]?

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You visit the "tags" tab in your profile and un-ignore it. Of course, that requires a tags tab to be created, but it makes far more sense having ignored tags limited to a profile tab instead of wasting space on the homepage (and other question lists). – Peter Boughton Oct 25 '10 at 14:59
@Peter There is the "prefs" tab to do exactly that... – Grace Note Oct 25 '10 at 15:10
There we go then - no extra tab needed, just remove the ignored tags listing on the home page (replace it with a link to the prefs) and a whole bunch of space is saved. (And probably a db query too.) – Peter Boughton Oct 25 '10 at 15:14
@Peter There are some advantages to it being there, though. For example, if you only want to temporarily ignore tags, just to make a quick filter of what's immediately visible. Much easier to do it on the same page than to navigate to the profile, change it, and navigate back to whereever you were. – Grace Note Oct 25 '10 at 15:37
How often is that the desired functionality? (I'm guessing the SO team could measure that, assuming they log create/delete of ignored tags) Default functionality should cater for the majority, with other useful functionality as a preference (easy to add a "show ignored tags on homepage" checkbox to prefs tab). – Peter Boughton Oct 25 '10 at 15:43
There is some (new?) user preference, Hide Ignored Tags. – Arjan Dec 6 '10 at 17:23
@Arjan, the OP is already using "hide ignored tags"; this question is about removing the sidebar box that lists the currently ignored tags. – Pops Dec 6 '10 at 17:48
Aha! So that preference is not too new either then. Silly me ;-) – Arjan Dec 6 '10 at 17:57
Or more importantly, what if you still don't care about jQuery but have a one-off jQuery question that you're looking up for a friend? Then you just explicitly search for jquery, of course. – Slipp D. Thompson Jan 3 '14 at 4:15

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