Questions tagged [tag-filters]

Tag filters (AKA the Stack Exchange™ GlobalTag MegaBlender™), as seen at https://stackexchange.com/filters.

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Can't delete the filter called My Filter

I'm unable to get rid of a filter that goes by the name of "My Filter". This is the default name you get when you click on New Filter. There's a clickable "Delete this filter", which leads to a ...
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Email subscription to a combination of tags (using AND operator)

Lately I've noticed that hovering over tags opens a mini info-window with tag related data and activities including email subscription option. Great! But instead of subscribing to just a single tag I'...
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Tag filters have no tolerance for diacritics et al

If I create a tag filter that looks for the eleição tag on meta.pt.SO, it should return some questions, since they exist: The tag filter setup form disagrees, suggesting there's 0 questions with that ...
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Stack Exchange tags sets : exclude tag

Tag sets in Stack Exchange are very useful, and I particularly like the wild card, however, I think it would be even more useful if it were possible to add an "except tag(s)" to the sets. For ...
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Please use absolute timestamp in email notifications

I don't read my emails 24/7, and today read an email that was sent 2 days ago: The time stamps were correct in the time when the email was sent, but now they are pretty much useless. Can you ...
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Please re-consider adding the ability to select 'ignored' tags in the review queues

The recent Review queue workflows - Final release announcement indicated that no additional features beyond what was pushed out as of today would be implemented as part of the Review Queue Overhaul. ...
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Excluding a set of sites from a filter

My problem / use case: I'd like to know when someone creates a question with the a certain tag on the StackExchange network, so that I can (1) answer the question, or, if necessary, (2) advocate that ...
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Site filter does not include Meta

Stack Exchange filter allows one to subscribe to all questions from selected sites, including per-site metas. Conspicuously absent from the list of sites under "Just these sites" is this ...
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How might users best be directed to the network-wide filters?

After several months on SO/SE, I finally stumbled across stackexchange.com/filters and set up a filter for the tags and sites I am interested in. Doing so has already increased the variety of ...
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Don't hide downvoted questions in tag filters

An undocumented (as far as I know) feature of stackexchange.com tag filters is that it doesn't show closed questions. This makes some sense if you see them a a way to follow good questions across ...
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Same gravatar is displayed for different users in stackexchange.com filters

Same gravatar is displayed for different users in the stackexchange.com filters page, under the Top Network Askers in the right side bar. The red circled image's source (<img src=) are from ...
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Filter subscription email is not being delivered (June 2019 - Feb 2020)

I have created a custom filter in https://stackexchange.com/filters and specified that I would like to get email updates: However, I never got a confirmation mail nor any notifications based on my ...
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I would like some order please (sites list in Filtered Questions rule)

When adding new rule in Filtered Questions, I get this for the list of all sites: This appears to be totally random. If I want to find a site, I must use the browser's search, or just scan the whole ...
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Does Stack Overflow detect mailing list subscriptions to tags, and remove them?

I'd like to have all new questions tagged data.table sent to the mailing list for this R package (datatable-help@lists.r-forge.r-project.org). I'm one of the authors and the maintainer of the mailing ...
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Can't delete question filters; fails silently [duplicate]

I use question filters so I can see every question asked about Clojure across the network. Somehow though, I accidentally managed to create some empty filters: , and I'm unable to delete them by ...
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One SE site to rule them all (show flags and more on stackexchange.com)

I'm active on several StackExchange sites, and a moderator on two of them. With the increasing number of SE sites it's getting more complicated to keep an eye on the stuff I'm interested in. The ...
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The header "Confirm subscription" does not render in email

I just updated a tag filter and got an email from Stack Exchange to confirm it: As seen, it has a header "confirm subscription" that does not properly render its header. I checked emails ...
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Add live updates to stackexchange.com tag filters

If you want to follow multiple sites at once, tag filters on stackexchange.com are one way to do that. But they have a few disadvantages over just visiting the sites directly, one of them is that they ...
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Is there a way to see questions with a certain tag from all Stack Exchange sites?

For example, I see there are questions with the emacs tag on Stack Overflow, but there are also such questions on Super User, Unix/Linux, and other sites in the network. Is there a way to follow a ...
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Please allow including a full site in the StackExchange™ GlobalTag MegaBlender™ aggregation

Wildcard support is a great step, however I'd like to propose going a step further. For smaller sites, it isn't as necessary to limit things by tags because you aren't getting overrun by the immense ...
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Please add wildcard support to the StackExchange™ GlobalTag MegaBlender™

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 &...
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How to subscribe to tags?

There used to be "subscribe" button in the popup window which appears when you hover the mouse over a tag. It then sent you a confirmation e-mail and later it was sending e-mail feeds when ...
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Edit link in email updates box is not working in Favorite Tags filter

On https://stackexchange.com/filters, I have my favorite tags filter. I setup email notifications for it and now I'm thinking I overdid it on the frequency. Trying to change the settings, I clicked on ...
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404 error when attempting to delete tag filter [duplicate]

I accidentally created a new tag filter; when I try to delete it, I get redirected to a 404 page, but the filter is not deleted: EDIT: in 2019, it just silently fails, as mentioned here.
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Filters sporadically come up empty

For example, the All Metas filter sometimes returns an empty list of questions. Sometimes it happens with newest, sometimes with no-answers tab. In a couple of minutes it returns to normal.
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What *is* a GlobalTag MegaBlender™?

I came across the globaltag-megablender tag while handling a lost user. Now, the tag seems to be about a specific thing. It just doesn't seem clear what that is. It's oddly consistent over how its ...
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How can I limit search results by the number of tags?

Is there a way to search for questions that only have a specific number of tags? Something like [alpha] tags:1 would be helpful for filtering by tag rather than using [alpha] -[beta] -[chi] -[delta] -[...
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Questions in tag filter appear multiple times

I just noticed that questions appear multiple times in my tag filter on stackexchange.com: Nothing against four times Jon Skeet in a row, but this seems to be a bug in the tag filter, as these ...
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Ignored tag still shows up when using favorite tags with wildcards

When using a wildcard in combination with a tag (e.g. sql-server*), a trick I learned from Jeff Atwood last year, ignored tags that match the pattern still make it through. For example, since I care ...
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My filters stopped working - not showing all results

I have a filter that includes tags from three different sites, i.e. StackOverflow, Super User and Sharepoint. The filter has been working fine for years. Today I find that the results don't return all ...
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Favorite Tags list error

I'm trying to browse for questions having my favorite tags and it fails with the following error: Oops! An error occurred while fetching questions for this filter. Detailed information about this ...
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How can I get notified only for questions that belong to the intersection of two tags? [duplicate]

I always have a Chrome tab open to watch only the questions that are tagged with firebase AND android. This is the URL: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/firebase+android The filtering ...
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StackExchange filters (tag sets) aren't updating and emails have stopped?

Are the filters (tag sets) proposed by StackExchange still active and returning current results from their queries? The filter "Java on all sites", for example, list the "newest" ...
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What happened to new questions counts for filters on the Filtered Question page?

When I was entering Filtered Questions page on the StackExchange, in the Select Filter area I could see the number of new questions related to given filter. It was very useful to see, if there are ...
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Support AND combinations of tags on the meta filters and RSS feeds

The tag filters right now get questions through that have any of the tags in the filter. (for example here's mine) It would be really helpful to support combination of tags where the question goes ...
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Add new tags to an existing filter on Stack Exchange

When I log in to stackexchange.com and go to "Filtered Questions" I can see the questions based on my filter. Now I want to add a new tag in the same filter so that I can check and answer ...
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How do I follow multiple select Stack Exchange sites?

I find numerous of the Stack Exchange sites to be fascinating and I'd love to follow their questions. I'd also like all of these questions to be aggregated on one page, so I can follow them more ...
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Review Queue Filter Doesn't Seem to be Filtering Good [duplicate]

So I was trying to do my duty and review some stuff, but I'm not exactly the most knowledgeable in the realm of programming. So I figured I would filter the review list to get questions I could answer....
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Filtered questions list does not exclude deleted questions

The filtered question list available at https://stackexchange.com/filters no longer seems to exclude questions that have been deleted. This was working fine until perhaps a few weeks ago. This ...
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Filtered Questions page is broken

The page for filters, https://stackexchange.com/filters shows Oops Panda at present.
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All filter-tags stopped working 11 hours ago on stackexchange.com

This is a bit similar to "criteria on sort-order for tag sets are no longer working: "Oops! Something Bad Happened! "", except this isn't limited to one criteria: Even a simple ...
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How do I *AND* my tags interests for filtering, while *OR* my tag-ignores?

I know I must be missing a simple one-checkbox setting somewhere. i want to exclusively AND the criteria of my interested tag selections, while having a union OR of all my ignores. Such as. Interests:...
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Questions with answers appearing despite having a no-answers filter set

As the title says I have a custom filter so I can browse questions by recent activity with no answers. Despite that sometimes a notification at the top of the list of questions appear that since I've ...
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Tag usage per site appears truncated in filter creation

When creating a tag filter, Stack Exchange displays how often this particular tag is used at various sites. However, this number appears truncated due to long site names: In the screenshot, the ...
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Why is this question in my filter results with no matching tags?

I have an SE filter set across SE for relayd, opensmtpd, and pf. This question is in the search that doesn't have those tags or even those words. What would Detect Evil show on a villain who is self ...
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Large subscription mysteriously disappeared?

I have a large Stackexchange subscription (~80 tags of my favorite games on Arqade) that mysteriously disappeared around the beginning of the month. It's no longer listed here, and I am no longer ...
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How to follow someone else's Stack Exchange (questions) filter

The ANTLR-interest list is shutting down and Ter has decided to use both Stack Overflow for questions and Google groups dicussions for ANTLR users. There seems to be problems with new Stack Overflow ...
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Is 'or' considered as a tag when filtering?

In review queues I'm trying to filter tasks like this [python] or [javascript] or [c++] but I get an message saying A maximum of 3 tags are allowed. Is this supposed to happen? Is 'or' also ...
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"All Meta Sites" selector broken for Stackexchange filters

The filter for getting questions from all meta sites seems broken; every time I try to use it the resulting list of questions is emtpy. Here is one example filter for getting all questions tagged ...
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I want a query that uses my 'favorite' and 'rejected' tags in a very basic way

I want a filter that does the following: - 1 site only (!) - finds questions that match any of my favorite tags - but none of the tags I've identified as never interesting to me The closest I've ...
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