I want to know can I set some tag as my favorite, so I can easily visit the tag I want in Stack Overflow.

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On the right panel of a SE site, you see an entry "Favorite Tags". You can edit these tags. You can't make your own favorite tags, you can add (already created) tags to your list of favorite ones. It requires at least 1'500 reputation to propose the creation of a tag on SO, 500 on MSE (and some other sites), but most others only require 300 (eg).

Questions containing these tags are then in the future highlighted (so you can easily visit these questions and answer them). The tags can also be clicked for fast access to questions with that tag.

Similar you can also edit your Ignored Tags, questions containing these tags normally don't show up in your list of Interesting questions. This is for instance useful if you don't know (much) about that tag. In lists of questions (not the interesting feed), they are less opaque (thus watermarked) to specify the odds are not that much that you will like/contribute to the content.

  • It's works!thank you!so bad I can't just see it,I always go to profile to seek,every time has nothing
    – slboat
    Commented Jan 10, 2015 at 23:48
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    I recently got the "edit without review" privilege; for the moment, I think I'll err on the side of caution when editing others' posts :)
    – MTL
    Commented Jan 10, 2015 at 23:57
  • Do you know - by any chance - whether the required reputation level automatically increases when the number of tags increase? This would be reasonable since it is less likely something isn't defined yet. Commented Jan 11, 2015 at 2:17
  • @CommuSoft Not automatically. But the required level is customized on per-site basis by the SE team. Stack Overflow requires 1500, Mathematics 1000, most other sites 300.
    – user259867
    Commented Jan 11, 2015 at 2:43

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