Due to the way SO loads questions and then hides 'ignored' tags, I will occasionally see a question (for just a split second) that I actually have some interest in. It would be really nice to be able to temporarily disable my ignore tags so that I can see all the questions in the queue.

  • Do the opposite of this: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/23811/…
    – random
    Jan 23, 2010 at 14:18
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    Hmmm... I guess what I mean is I only want to quickly and temporarily disable them. I don't want to have to navigate away from the question page. But thanks for the pointer. Jan 23, 2010 at 14:31
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    Not an exact dupe. The other was a support request (how to). This is a feature-request (make it temporary, i.e. easier) for that functionality... as I see it. Jan 23, 2010 at 14:58
  • Yes that's exactly what I meant (as in the answer below). Although when I asked the question I didn't realize that the setting existed at all, so I didn't clarify that I meant that I wanted to be able to toggle directly from the question page. Jan 25, 2010 at 13:50
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    Hiding ignored tags sucks when trawling for posts to flag.
    – moinudin
    Mar 21, 2011 at 8:35

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I would probably use the "ignored tags" function if I could quickly toggle the setting. It might be nice of the Hide Ignored Tags check box was on the questions page.

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    ...with another checkbox beneath it (greyed out if the first one is not checked): [ ] ...unless it is also interesting
    – Ether
    Jan 23, 2010 at 19:31
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    @Thingadongdong - do you mean, "unless it is also on one of my interesting tags" - that sounds sensible, but I'd prefer a more sentient system if Jeff could cobble one together. Jan 23, 2010 at 22:09
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    Yes this is EXACTLY what I'm hoping for! :) Jan 25, 2010 at 13:50
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    Any chance for implementing this soon? Jul 29, 2010 at 11:30
  • This would be so useful when doing spam hunting searches like url:"http://*spammysite.com*" - currently the easiest solution is to have another browser open that you aren't logged in on.
    – Flexo
    Oct 15, 2011 at 10:45

I don't know how long it's been like this but I've noticed that the hide ignored tags checkbox is there, only it is hidden. Maybe the team is considering adding it but isn't complete yet. As far as I can tell, it's working fine enough.

I wrote a greasemonkey script to unhide it. Now you can toggle hiding these questions directly from the question view pages. I plan to do more with this in the future including doing something about those also marked interesting.

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