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How can I remove all results with a certain tag. Harry Potter and Story Identification need their own Stack site....


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Here's how to ignore certain [tags]

Hover on the tag and click the star at the top left of the box twice. Go to the “preferences” tab in your profile and select “Hide questions in your ignored tags”.

Thanks Gilles.

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    Harry Potter doesn't need its own site. It already has questions here. – Jamal Mar 15 '14 at 22:18
  • Perhaps you need to search for each tag specifically. – Brian J. Fink Mar 15 '14 at 22:35
  • you might also try -[harry-potter] – Brian J. Fink Mar 15 '14 at 22:53
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    Additionally, to remove [harry-potter] and [story-identification] from the home page, make them ignored tags (hover on the tag and click the star at the top left of the box twice). – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Mar 16 '14 at 1:18
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    Go to the “preferences” tab in your profile and select “Hide questions in your ignored tags”. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Mar 16 '14 at 1:32
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If you think Harry Potter needs his own site, you can propose the site on Area 51.

Also, I think the search help here already answers your question, if it is regarding excluding tags:

To exclude results from a tag, term or phrase, prefix it with - in your query: waffles -unicorns finds posts that mention tasty batter-based breakfasts without including mythical creatures, while [laurel] -[hardy] includes only posts pertaining to the first half of the classic comedy couple.

So for your example, including -[harry-potter] might do the trick.

  • "Story Identification" makes up the majority of the hits I skip. Sugest this at that same site? – Mazura Mar 15 '14 at 22:35
  • @Mazura But keep in mind, there's a process that an approved proposal must go through before it even becomes a beta site, so if you're looking to exclude search results by getting a new site, it won't work, at least not right away. – Brian J. Fink Mar 15 '14 at 22:39
  • I may have to push for an ID site. It is seemingly at least 3\4 of the results if not more. – Mazura Mar 15 '14 at 22:46
  • @Mazura I updated my answer with a quote from the Search Help page. – Brian J. Fink Mar 15 '14 at 22:48
  • intags:mine returns only posts that appear in tags you have marked as favorite. (i need that backwards) tx for the help link. There is no FAQ button and I'm too obstinate to have gone into a help center ;) – Mazura Mar 15 '14 at 23:01
  • @Mazura glad I could help! – Brian J. Fink Mar 15 '14 at 23:02
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Here's how to ignore certain [tags]:

Hover on the tag and click the star at the top left of the box twice. Go to the “preferences” tab in your profile and select “Hide questions in your ignored tags”.

Thank you, Gilles.

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