I'm interested in seeing which tag is responsible for marking a question as 'interesting'. A slight change to its visual representation would be enough.

  • Someone else thinks there's too much time spent on tags: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11372 (not a dupe) let alone highlighting the glow worm.
    – random
    Commented Jul 31, 2009 at 11:14
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    How many interesting tags have you set? Commented Jul 31, 2009 at 11:16
  • On SO, around 50.
    – mafu
    Commented Jul 31, 2009 at 11:32
  • ...why? We have bloody wildcards. *sql* gets you everything with sql in the tag.
    – Eric
    Commented Jul 31, 2009 at 12:26
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    I'm already using wildcards.
    – mafu
    Commented Jul 31, 2009 at 12:30
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    But you do have questions on the front page which are not highlighted as interesting, don't you? Commented Jul 31, 2009 at 12:55
  • @mafutrct: You have 50 interesting tags, including wildcards? But, you've almost exclusively answered C# tags...so something's telling me there's a very, very low signal to noise ratio in that list.
    – Eric
    Commented Jul 31, 2009 at 13:07
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    @Eric: that does not mean anything. Being interested in does not mean you can answer the stuff. Maybe he just wants to learn. Commented Jul 31, 2009 at 14:05

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Questions only have 5 tags max. If you put a tag on your interested list, the very fact that the row in question is highlighted should be indication enough to remind you which of the tags in the question is calling for your attention.

Unless, as implied in comment, you have so many that you don't know what's in your list anymore.

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    Looks like it is a memory overflow on the human being side. Commented Jul 31, 2009 at 11:48

I think this will be more distracting than helpful. When everything on the page has a special color, then the colors aren't really special anymore.

Cheapo freehand visual aid:
graph of inverted parabola with ease of use as y-axis and visual cues as x-axis


Alconja wrote a greasemonkey script for this

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