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I have all my favourite tags:

asp javascript asp-classic ajax vb.net vbscript vb6 vb html xhtml css asp.net

Some of these are of more interest to me than others, alt text for example I am more interested in Javascript than .net, but don't want to remove .net because if there are no JS questions I'll go for the .net ones.

alt text But all the questions are shaded the same colour on the front page so it's hard to find the JS ones specifically without some braining.

My suggestion is perhaps to either have levels of priority with each tag that shade darker than tags with a lesser priority.

So if my JS tag is highest priority alt text it will shade the background of this darker than .net ones, so at a glance I can munch my cornflakes and pick the questions I'm most interested by sight rather than thinking too hard and cornflakes and milk falling out my mouth all over my desk

Maybe have 3 levels, one background is opacity 30%, one is 60% and the other is 100% opaque.

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The benefits of this system would be more targeted expert answers and a better experience for questions answerers

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It's not a bad idea, but I can easily see this turning into a headache-inducing home page. –  alex Jan 17 '11 at 17:21
If you kept it simple, and an extra option for advanced users, and limited it to 3 levels of transparency for the background I think the homepage would be fine still –  Tom Jan 17 '11 at 17:22
Jeff's not the biggest fan of extra options, so I doubt that will get any traction with him... –  alex Jan 17 '11 at 17:24
:-( Maybe it can shade the tags based on the % of questions you asked with that tag? –  Tom Jan 17 '11 at 17:25

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