On one's profile page, there is a Settings tab with preferences for Tag watching & ignoring, i.e. at /users/tag-notifications/<user id>.

For both Watched tags and Ignored tags there appear to be two clickable buttons that are squashed together; the "Add a tag" and "Done" buttons read as "Add a tagDone".

Watched and Ignored tags as seen in settings - with "Add a tagDone" circled

Both of these buttons work (clicking "Add a tag" opens a text box to add tags, and clicking "Done" closes it). But, as only one is actionable at a time, only one of these buttons ought to be displayed at a time.

Also, I don't see a good reason that the Watched tags and Ignored tags interface on the Settings page is different to that on the Questions page, i.e. at /questions.

The Questions page instead has a "Watch a tag" / "Add an ignored tag" button (or an "edit" button if populated). This brings up a text box to add/removed tags (and is closed by clicking away).

Watched and Ignored tags as seen on the Questions page - slightly different interface

The Questions page also has the option to "Hide questions in your ignored tags" / "Gray out questions in your ignored tags", but strangely this option isn't to be found on the Settings page.

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    Yeah, the "Done" button shouldn't really be visible until the "Add a tag" button is clicked.
    – 41686d6564
    Commented Dec 31, 2022 at 13:04
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    Corresponding bug report on MSO: Messed up buttons in Tag Watching & Ignoring settings
    – V2Blast
    Commented May 26, 2023 at 18:36
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    If any changes are going to be made, it would be great to upgrade this to a [tag::feature-request] and ask that the "Hide questions in your ignored tags" setting appear in the "tag watching and ignoring" Settings page instead of/as well as the pane on the Questions page.
    – Spencer
    Commented Jun 16, 2023 at 20:30

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I'm not sure when, but this bug seems to have been fixed:

Watched and Ignored tags as seen in settings - with "Add a tag" and "Done"

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