The Favourite Tags sidebar on a given site allows selection of some exact tags as favourites, to show more of, etc.

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Clicking the advanced subscriptions button:

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Ok, but I still have to specify individual tags.

If I want to see all questions tagged matching python* (, , , and so on), I need to select each and every one individually.

Since * asterisks are disallowed in tag names, could using a * asterisk in the tag name field result in a glob, to include all tags matching the wildcard?

  • Per-site favorite tags allow * wildcards already. Not sure about the SE-wide filter, though.
    – jscs
    Commented Mar 21, 2016 at 3:19
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    @JoshCaswell The SE-wide filter returns 0 results if I try a 'python*' filter.
    – user158781
    Commented Mar 21, 2016 at 4:50

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This does not use the tag filters but, if you type [status*] into the search bar at top right, and then hit Enter you should see it explode into:

[status-completed] or [status-bydesign] or [status-declined] or [status-norepro] or [status-deferred] or [status-planned] or [status-review] or [status-reproduced]

which I think, with another Enter, might meet your immediate requirement.

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