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When a tag is removed, why isn't it removed from watchlists?

Recent activity in New Caledonia (and the closure of the airport) made me wonder if there were any recent questions in the air-calin tag on Travel. It's one of my watched tags, so I clicked it and -- ...
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My tags list cuts off, leaving out some relevant tags

I often use My tags to filter questions. Today I noticed that some questions with relevant tags were excluded from the filtered list. The culprit seems to be that the list of tags (which is pretty ...
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Last activity link for question within watched tags has a different color

The 'last activity' link for questions within my watched tags is blue, instead of gray for all other questions: I don't think it's intentional; gray on yellow looks OK as well (but I'm not an ...
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There's no separation between links in watched tags page [duplicate]

On the watched/ignored tags page of the user profile page there is not separation between links: I'm even not sure that the Done link is needed here before Add is tapped.
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Tag watching & ignoring is bugged in the profile page settings

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 ...
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What happened to unread icons on questions in watched tags? [duplicate]

At some point after watched tags were added to Stack Overflow, when looking at the list of questions under my watched tags, there would be a blue circle to the left of any questions that were added ...
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Notification about new Stack Overflow questions to another e-mail address? [duplicate]

I want to help others on Stack Overflow. I've set a watched tag. Is it possible to be notified about new questions with this tag to a special e-mail address?
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Watched question titles are changed to blue on themed sites

The site's theme colors were preserved for unwatched questions, but watched questions have been forced blue, as seen on https://rpg.stackexchange.com: The site's theme colors should be preserved. The ...
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Tag synonyms in "Add to watched tags" search bar can be confusing

This small issue arises when adding tags to your watched tags list through the "edit" button, on the side panel of the main question list. When searching for tags through this search box, ...
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Remove yellow badge around watched tags [duplicate]

I'm trying my best to see these changes with fresh eyes, and not simply be apprehensive about any changes. However, I can't find a justification for making watched tags yellow. To me, bright icons ...
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Stack Overflow custom tags don't appear in browser on Android phone [duplicate]

When logging into Stack Overflow from Android phone using Chrome browser (may be from any phone using any browser), the custom tag filters and watched tags option does not appear. Is it possible to ...
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Add a count of new questions on each tag since last visit in "Watched Tags" list

On Stack Overflow (and other Stack Exchange sites), we can create custom filters by adding tags one wants to watch. Would it be possible to add a count of new questions since the last visit to each ...
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Why is tag highlighting broken? [duplicate]

I've recently started observing that the highlighting of questions in a site's overview page has stopped working. I've observed this on: Database Administrators sql_server tagged question not ...
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Ignored and watched tags seem broken

For the longest time my ignored tags have been working but today they are not. They work on the home page but not the /questions page. However, if you choose the "Gray out questions" option ...
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Show tag popup when hovering tags in Watched or Ignored sections

When I hover a tag in the Watched Tags section, it only shows a tooltip "show questions tagged '[tag name]'": However, it will be more useful to have the full tag popup appear there, same ...
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Restrict height of the 'Watched Tags' sidebar widget (same as Ignored)

I favourite/watch a lot of tags on Arqade, mainly due to the nature of tags on that site; every game has it's own tag. I've noticed however, as I 'watch' more and more tags, that the widget on the ...
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Hide questions with ignored tags in Favorite Tags filter

My favourite page on Stack Exchange is /filters, which by default shows the "Favorite Tags" built-in filter. This filter is great, because it includes all favourite/"watched" tags ...
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stackexchange.com filter says 'Favorite tags' instead of 'Watched tags'

Back in July 2018, 'favorite tags' were renamed to 'watched tags'. However, the wording was never updated on stackexchange.com when filtering questions by favorite tag.
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New questions indicator for watched tags

There is a red indicator in the CQL (I tried to reproduce one in the screenshot below) that shows up when new questions matching the filter are available. There isn't such thing for watched tags and ...
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Not receiving email confirmation on My filtered tags [duplicate]

I have tried to subscribe to my required tags for every 3 hours. But it just doesn't work. I have also tried "resend confirmation mail"; the page says confirmation mail sent. But I have not received ...
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Favourite Tag + Ignored Tag in the Filtered Questions overview not doing what I'd like/expect

I really like to check out the Filtered Questions page based on Favourite Tags (this place) but am annoyed by the inclusion of questions with tags I've ignored. To give a concrete example, I love ...
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Can't get email updates for Favorite Tags [duplicate]

On the page https://stackexchange.com/filters/103309/favorite-tags there's a list of the questions that match my Watched Tags across all sites. I'd like to get these questions emailed to me instead of ...
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How are tag-watch and tag RSS feeds affected by synonyms and renaming?

I am interested in how tag-watching and tag RSS feeds are affected by: Adding a tag as a synonym Renaming a tag (via merge) Consider the following scenarios: Scenario 1: (synonyms) A user is ...
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Search tags across sites

I'm looking to subscribe to a few tags I'm interested in, but I don't know which sites in the network may use them. I can go to http://stackexchange.com and use the Favourite tags filter, and see my ...
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Get rid of special characters when searching for a tag

According to this, there is a limited number of valid characters for a tag. If we don't allow special characters in a tag name in the first place, shouldn't we get rid of special characters (such as ~,...
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Add a "Watched Tags" tab to the "Top Questions" on the Home page

Background: Watched Tags represents the tags/questions that the user is interested in or could answer. However, the current use-case for Watched Tags seems to be to click each tag in the Watched Tags ...
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Unsubscribe button isn't disabled when I have already unsubscribed from "Tag watching" notifications

I have already unsubscribed from all the "Tag watching" notifications, but the button for "Unsubscribe from all" (notifications) is still enabled. I think it would be better if it ...
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Highlight (Colored) Watched Tags [duplicate]

I have a few watched tags I would like to pay attention to. But the problem is when I'm going through StackExchange questions, sometimes I have to double check to see whether I have subscribed to that ...
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Why do I see tags that I don't want to watch?

Why do I sometimes see questions with tags that I don't watch on the home page? I dislike it and I always have to add a new tag to my list of ignored tags. Will there be an upgrade to this feature? ...
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Make favorite tags to show on the left bar

It would be nice to have your favorite/watched tags to show up on the left column. This way I can quickly go to the tags of interest when I visit a site.
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Different behavior when adding nonexistent tag to watched tags from sidebar vs profile settings

From questions list (error shown if no such tag): From settings page (no error): Could you show an error if user is trying to add a nonexistent tag from profile settings page?
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Watch combination tags?

I am asking this on Meta, as I had previously read that the ability to monitor tags would affect Stack Exchange as a whole, despite my coming from Stack Overflow. With several tags pending removal, ...
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What's an 'Unanswered tag'?

Using main menu option "Unanswered", you get the list of unanwered questions. And the suboption "My Tags" limits this list to only those unanswered questions that are tagged with at least 1 of the ...
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Minor layout inaccuracy: Text offset to SVG image of button in watched tags sidebar-widget

When looking at the 'watched tags' sidebar-widget accross the SE-network it catches the eye that (even without those two beautiful free-hand circles ;) ) The widget-header-text is aligned with the ...
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Help page for watching tags is out of date [duplicate]

The help center has a page on managing favorite and ignored tags: https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/interesting-topics However the interface and some of the terminology around this feature changed ...
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Can't add a watched tag without the mouse

Next installment in the keyboard accessibility series ;) As I've mentioned previously, keyboard accessibility is an important part of making sure that your site is accessible. Watched tags fail ...
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Change shade color for watched tags on Stack Overflow

Can I change the yellow shade color for the highlighted watched tags on Stack Overflow? May be I am a color-blind or my LCD monitor is not very good, but I can barely see the highlighted watched tags ...
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Haven't Received Any Email on Watched Tags Ever [duplicate]

I wonder if this is a broken functionality just on the stack exchange that I'm part of. I've subscribed to ethereum.stackexchange.com and I have three watched tags solidity parity and ethereum-classic ...
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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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Stack Exchange API - Obtaining the Tag Watchers Count

I've reviewed the entire Stack Exchange API v2.2 and have not found how to obtain the tag Watchers Count; e.g.: How to obtain the 'watchers' count using the Stack Exchange API?
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Can we have a custom color of question background for watched tags?

Can we have a custom color of question background for watched tags so that it is easy to recognize question (by tag)? For example, I am watching two tags. The background of question containing first ...
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Wildcard tags can no longer be watched or ignored

While editing my watched tags list on RPG.SE, I received an unexpected error message saying that "gm does not exist on this site". The reason why the error was so surprising was that I never had gm ...
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Need some way to easily clear all ignored/favorite tags

I've just found a way to add many tags to ignored/favorite (sorry, it's called watched now, but I will call it on ol' manner) list by just select all text on the page Ctrl+A and pasting it to the ...
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With the improvements to tag watching, tag notifications, and custom question lists, is any attention being paid to cross-site discovery?

With the new changes to tag watching with some more changes around notifications coming and new controls to build custom question lists also coming, are there any plans for fixing instances where ...
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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....
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Add tags by synonym on favorites

When I type and click a synonym when trying to add a favorite tag, I get the message "tagname does not exist on this site." I received this message when trying to add vscode on Stack Overflow ...
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My favorite tags are alphabetized now

Recently my favorite tags have become sorted alphabetically, not in the order I've added them. This happened on several sites of StackExchange where I had favorite tags. It's very comfortable to ...
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Stack Exchange favorite tags filter

There is this nice page https://stackexchange.com/filters/favorite-tags where you can see an overview of all the questions in your favorite tags which is very nice if you are interested in many Stack ...
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Does "intags:mine" no longer work above certain number of favorite/ignored tags?

Is there a limit on the number of tags after which searching using intags:mine no longer works? On a local meta a user complained that this search is not working for him. Since this user has many ...
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Are favorite tags gone

Here on meta wondering about favorite/saved tags. I do not see my favorite tags in the nav on SO anymore. This was a favorite feature of mine is it going away or can anyone shed some light on this ...
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