A while ago, I discovered the Filtered Questions feature on stackexchange.com (not to be confused with custom filters on individual sites) and wanted to use it to receive email notifications about certain tags that only get questions every once in a while. However, I quickly discovered that filter subscriptions are displayed publicly (you can visit anyone's profile and find out which filters he/she has chosen to receive emails about), which discouraged me from using the feature.
Is there a good reason for making this information public?
Here's a list of similar pieces of information that are kept private:
- Watched Tags.
- Custom Filters.
- Bookmarks were recently replaced with Saves and made private.
I believe that exposing the fact that someone explicitly wants to receive email notifications about certain tags is somewhat of a privacy issue (which could be more important on some sites than others).
Would it be possible to make filter subscriptions private?