It seems that most people who use the ignored tags feature end up with a fairly long list of those tags.

Although one can toggle specific tags, it is sometimes necessary to add new ignored tags manually (typically when adding some-tag*).

It would be a lot easier if the add box was above the long list of ignored tags rather than below. I suppose the same would apply to the favorites tags for consistency's sake.

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  • On top of that (no pun intended), maybe the list itself should be cleaner than looking like a tag cloud.
    – JimmyPena
    Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 16:34
  • @JimmyPena A first step would be to sort the tags in alphabetical order ;-)
    – assylias
    Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 16:55
  • You may want to add to this question: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3912/…
    – JimmyPena
    Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 16:59
  • Yes, clicking an edit link and having a call-to-action element appear outside the viewport is a UX flaw that should be fixed. The placement of the input box is only where it is because that's where it was in an older version of the UI, when it was always visible. Its placement doesn't fit the current behaviour. Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 19:02

2 Answers 2


Not exactly what you proposed, but:

Only 4 tags will show with a ... after them that will toggle the display of all the others.

This will bring up the Add form when you click edit (though if you expand, it will be at the bottom).

With you in the next build.

  • Brilliant! Who cooked the idea? :P Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 10:36
  • @ShaWizDowArd - Jeremy Tunnell and the team (we had a few suggestions, this is the one that stuck).
    – Oded
    Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 10:37
  • Cool, democracy in its full glory! :-) Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 10:40

Is this the proper place to request design changes like moving the tag text entry boxes? Is there some other way to submit a request so it doesn't get lost?

I submit to you the following screenshot of half of my SO landing page. I know the "Ignored Tag" text field is down there somewhere... it would be a very minor change to relocate these fields under the headers for "Favorite" and "Ignored" rather than at the bottom of each list.

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