I want to delve into a new technology, and am not so interested in answering questions in my regular tags any more.
So I deleted all my old favourite tags, and created a set of new ones.
However, the "interesting" tab, as well as the other question views that I know of, still show mainly stuff from my old tags, and only an occasional question from the new one:
Do I really have to actively "ignore" the old tags that I don't want to see? That might conflict with my new area of interest, though, as there may be some overlap between old and new tags and I would want to see them even though they contain an ignored tag.
Edit: ignoring my major old tags (which is not ideal at all) improves the results, but there is still plenty of stuff from esoteric tags that never were even on my "interesting" list - that I probably just happened to view, or be active in, a couple of times:
I can't possibly begin to ignore all the tags that show up here.
It appears that my previous question activity is stronger than my expressed preferences - even for stuff I've never heard about, perhaps because of sheer quantity. Can this please be tweaked?