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


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


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
Gee that is intuative –  EvilTeach Dec 3 '11 at 14:24
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
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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