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Why do some questions have an orange background? And can I get a list of the newest questions for all my favorited tags combined? [duplicate]

I've been using the Stack Overflow site for a while, but there are a number of things that confuse me: Why are some questions in an orange background on the main page? (I can't work out any logic to ...
Dean Chalk's user avatar
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Why are there different colors for certain StackOverflow questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: under questions, why are some with a yellow background? What do “favorite tags” and “ignored tags” do? What do the different colors (top 3 beige rows)...
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Why does this question have a blue highlight? [duplicate]

Whenever I scroll through 'newest questions' some of the questions highlighted in blue, for example: Why is this?
Jaideep Khare's user avatar
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Add a tag to favourite tag list [duplicate]

How to add a tag to my favourite tag list. I could search for a tag but don't know how to add that to my favourite tag list.
R Sumesh Manjunath's user avatar
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What does the colored orange bar for the questions mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do “favorite tags” and “ignored tags” do? Why is Stack Overflow suddenly orange (#FFEFC6)? This may be a newbie question, but so far I did not ...
Devner's user avatar
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What does semi transparent questions mean? [duplicate]

Sometimes I see questions in half transparent state. What does it mean?
Omribitan's user avatar
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How do I change "My Tags" to ones more relevant to me? [duplicate]

I have been a member on StackOverflow for years, but have never been extremely active. I'm trying to get a little more active, but when I go to the "Unaswered" section on StackOverflow, I get ...
Joe Fiorini's user avatar
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How to filter based on tags in Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I am quite new to Stack Overflow and I want to help others by answering their questions. Of course, I want to search for questions that I could answer and 'tag' seems to be a good way. However, I ...
pspencil's user avatar
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How can I hide questions that don't interest me based on tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do “favorite tags” and “ignored tags” do? Posts on Stack Overflow that I don't like to see (based on the tags I have set as "ignored") are hidden, ...
genesis's user avatar
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How to filter uninteresting questions [duplicate]

I get a lot from Stack Overflow, I want to contribute to others' questions too, but numerous .net, html questions come to the front page, while what I am good at is c and linux. How to filter those ...
dspjm's user avatar
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Software to notify about interesting tags [duplicate]

Is there any software out there to notify about interesting questions based on my added tags as soon as they chip in?
Sarfraz's user avatar
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Save favorites tags to get questions notifications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do “favorite tags” and “ignored tags” do? I think that it would be interesting if on Stack Overflow there was an option to save some tags as favorites. When someone posts ...
Aitul's user avatar
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Filter dashboard [duplicate]

Can I filter dashboard ? I mean, can I see questions related to 'python' or 'ruby' only on dashboard (when I am logged in) ? Also, I am not sure if this is the right place to ask ...
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Why is my question faded on the main question list? [duplicate]

From the moment I posted my (89th) question on History SE, it has appeared like this in the main question list: When you click to view, it looks fine. It only appears like this on the main list. I ...
Lars Bosteen's user avatar
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What is use of background colour in question lists? [duplicate]

For filtered question lists, if seems that new questions have background colour applied until I have actually seen them in the list. On successive viewing, it is no longer present. However for ...
KC Tucker's user avatar
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Quick filter by favorites (tags) [duplicate]

Would be great to be able to filter by favorite tags.
Viral Patel's user avatar
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What does Watching Tags do? [duplicate]

Under the tag description are two buttons, watch/unwatch and ignore/unignore. What are those buttons supposed to do? I didn't see any effects from using them.
William Elliot's user avatar
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Favourite tags? [duplicate]

How can I mark tags as favorite one so when I log in to Stackexchange site only questions related to that tag.For example when I log in to Stackoverflow site only questions related to C++ appear on my ...
Sohail Ahmed's user avatar
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How would one *exclude* a tag from a page? [duplicate]

This may seem like an odd request, but right now in Movies & TV there are dozens upon dozens of Game of Thrones questions. I don't care about Game of Thrones, I can't answer their questions, nor ...
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Quick Tag Select [duplicate]

From time to time, I like to give back to the SA community and answer some questions. However, I'm not knowledgeable in everything from my site (Stack Overflow) so I tend to just search for questions ...
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'Favorite Tags' is now 'Tag Watching'

tl;dr We rolled out some improvements for how you track the topics you are interested in for your favorite Q&A sites. This feature used to be called Favorite Tags. We are renaming it Tag Watching....
Joe Friend's user avatar
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Should questions include "tags" in their titles?

I've seen questions edited to remove the language name from the title. Won't search engines - and folks using search engines - have an easier time finding them if these "tags" are kept as ...
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How do I hide posts matching my ignored tags?

Where and how do I go about hiding the posts that match any of the tags on my ignored list?
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How does the "Favorite Tags" feature on stackoverflow work?

I'm wondering how the "Favorite Tags" feature works on stackoverflow. I found that the question list is somehow filtered by my favorite tags, but it doesn't simply list only questions that have one of ...
evergreen's user avatar
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Background color of Stack Overflow questions [duplicate]

Why is the background of some questions light orange and some white?
Ruben's user avatar
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language

I think everyone agrees that it is great to have a lot of technology Q&A. In this way, anyone can quickly understand how to use a technology. The Stack Exchange engine is a quite complicated tool ...
Nicolas Chabanovsky's user avatar
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Advice on improving Stack Overflow presence and general programming skills [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right Stack Exchange site to be asking this question, but I can't find anything better. Furthermore, this topic might be considered too subjective, but I hope not. So, ...
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7 votes
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Searching for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more

How do I search for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more? For example, I need to see the question of which tags are only [c#] and [Winforms]. If I search for [c#] and [...
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How to browse Stack Overflow to pass the time [closed]

This might only reflect my poor knowledge of programming but it seems like a lot of the questions will never be relevant to me since they are extremely specific. I love SO and I am basically looking ...
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Filter for Objective C only

Is there a way I can do a search, without typing "Objective C" each time, and make it my default area? I don't care about C, C++, Android, PHP, etc. (at this point in my life).
Peter_from_NYC's user avatar
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Not getting recent results in intags:mine search

I have the following search in a bookmark: This is equivalent to the Stack Overflow search ...
Barmar's user avatar
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Stackoverflow should send question to experts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ask a question and notify users on specific users list How could I notify Stack Overflow's expert users about my new question? I should be posible to have a special ...
Zhen's user avatar
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Wrong number of featured questions displayed when filtered with favorite tag sql-server

It displays a wrong number of featured questions when it is filtered with the favorite tag sql-server.
Roms's user avatar
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Site elements display weirdly in Firefox nightly build [closed]

I am using a Firefox nightly build and I am not able see all questions correctly. Some rows are displaying in yellow and some are in white. When I try to answer, the editor is not displaying correctly;...
Ravi Gadag's user avatar
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How do I customize my user experience on Stack Overflow?

I've put off using Stack Overflow for quite some time. When I have a question or problem, I often start my search with Google, which then takes me to Stack Overflow. I do not have a lot of time, but ...
Khai's user avatar
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Is there a way to filter certain tags? [duplicate]

So when you're looking for questions, you can filter questions based on a certain tag, by simply writing that tag in the search. However, can you do the exact opposite of that, i.e, certain tags ...
Rapid Readers's user avatar
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Favourite / Ignored tags conflict

Let's say I have java as a favourite tag and c# as an ignored tag. If somebody tags a question with both java and c#, it is ignored and does not appear in my list of newest questions. I would ...
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...
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Are questions on the front page also filtered based on our recent activity?

When answering questions on Stack Overflow, even if they don't have one of your favorite tags, it seems that you are subsequently presented with more questions on similar topics. Say I'm answering a ...
Mohammad Areeb Siddiqui's user avatar
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Help center still has the guidance about old Favorite tags [duplicate]

It has been a while Favorite tags were added Big Brother eye changed to Watched tags and some user interface improvements were added. ('Favorite Tags' is now 'Tag Watching') Our faq ...
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Pirate's eye (Feature request to disable watched/ignored-tags with a single click)

The Pirate's eye The current design of all stack-exchange sites allow the users to Watch and Ignore tags. The purpose of this feature has been described in the following post: What do “watched tags” ...
Fourier Pikachu's user avatar
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Grouping Levels for Tags

Every now and then, I update my IGNORE tags lists on stackoverflow so it's easier to browse questions that I might know something about and be able to help with. If I don't use the IGNORE list, I ...
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Where are questions using my favorite tags highlighted?

Reading the most up-voted answer for What do "favorite tags" and "ignored tags" do? I notice the following sentence: On Stack Overflow, these preferences affect how questions ...
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Advanced topic search

I would like to help this community by giving quality answers to as many questions as I can during the downtime at work or in the evenings at home, but I am only experienced in programming in certain ...
Voidpaw's user avatar
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How is ignored tags / interesting tags implemented

Just out of sheer cusriosity: How is ignored tags / interesting tags implemented? Specifically, filtering of questions is implemented server side or client side?
flybywire's user avatar
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Will a tagged question which is both favorite and ignored still show up? [duplicate]

On stackoverflow I have Emacs as a favorite tag, and many tags involved with HTML ignored. However, there could be the scenerio of an HTML user wanting advice about Emacs, I would still like to see ...
PascalVKooten's user avatar
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Adding feature in ignored/interesting tags

I recently saw that often the ignored and interesting tags coexist. On some sites where tags are also used, sometimes there is an option for combining the tags. What I mean, for example I interested ...
Bakudan's user avatar
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Documentation for frequented tags feature

Since there's so much confusion around this, I'll start off with a little background. Frequented tags are an alternative to favorite tags which are automatically inferred from browsing patterns. If ...
Kevin Vermeer's user avatar
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Can we have preferred tags?

I'd like to be able to select preferred tags so that I could easily choose the questions that really fit me. For example, I don't really care about Python or C, but I love PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and ...
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