This is an intentional re-post of this answer because waffles said so.

The existing boxes for adding "interesting" and "ignored" tags supports wildcards. For example, entering "*friday*" will highlight all of [always-friday-in-iceland], [always-hydrogen-on-friday], [thank-fsm-its-friday] &c. as "interesting" (or "ignored").

Can we get similar support on this StackExchange™ GlobalTag MegaBlender™ thing?

Refs for the wildcard syntax: relevant MSO question, blog post

  • Congrats on becoming Community Manager! By the way, what exactly is that GlobalTag MegaBlender™? Could not figure if you mean the tag editor or the top right search box? :) Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 6:11
  • Thanks! And sorry, the post where that term was introduced has since been deleted, and it never really caught on. It's the list of tags that applies to all sites (i.e. network-wide) on stackexchange.com.
    – Pops
    Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 14:46
  • Oh, you mean this? Almost forgot about it, maybe if they add "Tags" page to stackexchange.com where it will also be located such a term will catch up better. Now as employee you can push them towards such a page! ;) Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 14:52

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This is done! A blog announcement is coming soon, but you can add wildcards of the form *tag*

  • Could this be used to aggregate all questions from a site? Probably wouldn't be the most efficient, should this be a separate feature request? Commented Nov 2, 2010 at 16:21
  • @rchern Open a new feature request. Wildcards have a minimum of 3 characters, so you'd have to do every combination *aaa*, *aab*, *aac*...which probably wouldn't be very efficient :) Commented Nov 2, 2010 at 16:57
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    Done: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/69237/… Commented Nov 2, 2010 at 17:10

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