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Currently, if we wish to ADD or IGNORE a favourite tag, we need to manually enter this data.

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It would be so much easier if we can do this via clicking on an ajax link in the modal popup instead.

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Finally, for bonus points, would be great if we could export our lists as csv. don't know how many times mates have asked for my 100 odd Ignore Tag list.

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+1: I was about to ask the same question. I'm an active ignorer and it's really painful to manually write the tag name down when I want to ignore something. –  Gerstmann Sep 15 '11 at 8:07

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The star on the tag popup is clickable. Guess what it does. ;)

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what about ignoring? (i have around 100 ignores with around 20 fav's) –  Pure.Krome Mar 18 '11 at 0:49
    
There is no easier way. I myself don't have anything in the ignored tags anyway. –  BalusC Mar 18 '11 at 0:52
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Gee that is intuative –  EvilTeach Dec 3 '11 at 14:24
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Since shortly, it's possible to ignore the tag by that star as well. See also meta.stackexchange.com/questions/114124/idea-for-ignored-tags/… –  BalusC Dec 16 '11 at 23:27
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That is really weak UI design. "Ignore" should be there as an explicit option. –  skinnyTOD Jun 10 '12 at 0:04

It used to be possible from some of the places a tag was used (but not all) via the dropdown, but the dropdown's now used differently and “no, I don't want to know about this” got lost as a possible user reaction. Which was a shame; ignoring some tags is a vital part of taming the stream of questions to levels which I can have a reasonable amount of expertise in. Given that there is a star for marking interesting (not that I think it is very mnemonic, but I have no suggestion to replace it) it would be nice if there was a convenient never-interesting icon in the box too (e.g., a dustbin that glows red when the mouse pointer is over it?)

OTOH, there's an advantage to typing a name in the Ignore box; it allows the use of wildcards.

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