I have been a member on StackOverflow for years, but have never been extremely active. I'm trying to get a little more active, but when I go to the "Unaswered" section on StackOverflow, I get questions tagged with tags I setup years ago. These questions are no longer extremely relevant to me, so I'd like to setup new tags to help filter the Unaswered questions. I saw how to change the tags to ignored, but that doesn't remove them from the view, it just grays them out.
2go to the "prefs" option and set up your new favorite tags, questions in the front page/unanswered are mostly from your favorite tags. You can also set an option on that page to totally remove hidden tags– Ben BrockaAug 11, 2012 at 3:07
Access your Edit Profile & Settings section > under Site Settings, click Preferences and scroll down until you find Favorite Tags.
Hope this helps.
There are more ways now (four years after question was asked), see here Dec 29, 2016 at 14:24