So I just did a search for some info on SO. The result looked like this:
The above image should show that there is a problem. Don't tell me there are 10 results and, with no indication why, show me 0 results.
Where are the 10 Questions? Clearly I want to see them, I just did a search for them. However, (I think) my Ignore tags are making them not show.
I know of 2 ways to see these questions:
Log out: I am not a web designer, would argue that it is never in a site's best interests to require a user to "De-authenticate" to use the site.
Start removing things from my ignore list: I have my ignore list for a good reason. These are things I don't know about. I ignore them when I am looking to answer questions. I guess I can remove the offending from my ignore list, but I would rather not.
But I have to ask: Are either of these a good UI/user story?
Really this is a problem stemming from the fact that there are two uses for SO. (1) Looking to give information (answering) and (2) looking for information (asking).
When I am looking to give info I want to only see questions that I know about. This allows me to answer more questions and help more people in the time I have for Answering.
When I am looking for info, I need a broader set of results. This is because I now am looking for info that I don't know much about. This could be done with an "unfiltered" result set.
As I said above, the image should show that there is a problem. Don't tell me there are 10 results and, with no indication why, show me 0 results.
I am now heading delete some ignored tags.