Questions tagged [tag-watching]

Tag watching (formerly known as favorite tags) allows a user to select a set of tags on a Stack Exchange site for highlighting in question lists.

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Add a confirmation dialog when trying to “Remove Interesting tag”

It has happened a number of times that I accidentally remove an interesting tag. Seems I'm not the only one. I add the tag again, but it is now in a new position, and this is teasing. Could a ...
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Add an edit mode for favorite tags

It happened a few times that I accidentally clicked the on a favourite tag, which removed that tag. Sometimes I open multiple tag pages, without knowing which tag I just removed. Some other time it's ...
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Should favorite tag highlighting in question lists be changed?

Currently, when a question is tagged with one of your favorite tags, it gets a background color to better get your attention: On some sites, this can be somewhat overwhelming. I'm proposing limiting ...
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Help center still has the guidance about old Favorite tags

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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Don't add infinitely many tags to the title when browsing favourite tags

Since Add tag to page title when viewing specific tags, tags you're searching for / looking at are in the page title. I like this. However, when I browse my favourite tags (https://stackoverflow.com/?...
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Is there a way to sort favorite tags?

I was looking at my tags list today and thought that if it was extremely long I might like to find them to view their corresponding questions. Is there a way to sort your favorite tags yourself, most ...
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Filter top questions by tag

Sometime I would like to see only the top questions for my favorite tags. Is this possible? I searched Meta but did not find any post regarding this.
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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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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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I would like a way to mark a question in the Unanswered “my tags” page as something I'm not interested in or able to answer

The /unanswered/tagged?tab=mytags page gives a list of questions from my favorite tags that are currently considered "unanswered" - they have no up voted or accepted answers. I think it's good to put ...
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C# wildcard tag in Favourite Tags list

If I add *.net* to my Favorite Tags list I can see all questions with a tag that contains the substring .net (as well as a summary list of tags matching *.net*) If I add *C#* I am only shown the C# ...
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Method to sort the unanswered questions which have your favorite tags

Is there an easy way to show the questions with no answers which have any of your favorite tags?
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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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Favorite Tag Buttons partly sticking off page

I appear to have found a bug, when adding Favorite tags, I find that the buttons are half off the page (this is of the AskUbuntu site): Although on other sites it looks more like this: I am running ...
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Don't display those tag suggestions which are already in the list

When I start typing in text box to add a tag to question or Favorite Tags list, those tags are also suggested which are already in the list. I am able to add a tag to question twice. This isn't a ...
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Provide sunglasses when filtering Review by a favourite tag… or stop the highlighting

When reviewing posts, we have the options to filter those shown by a tag. However, when filtering by a favourite tag, allll the posts are highlighted, which makes the whole page very (un-necessarily)...
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Favorite Tags buttons need more padding

If you have a single-letter favourite tag, e.g. c, then the red "X" to remove the tag is much bigger than the tag name. I often accidentally remove the tag when I only intended to click on it. Can ...
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Color questions based on the number of favorite tags

When one of a question's tags are one of the tags I chose, the question is being colored to help the user notice that this question belongs to a tag he/she marked. I think it is better if there are ...
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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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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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Updating favorite tags in different tabs overwrites earlier changes

I've found a reproducible issue while editing my "Favorite Tags". To reproduce: While logged in, open two browsers windows and visit a StackExchange site. In the first window, click the "edit" link ...
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Double “remove” icon on Favorite & Ignored tags

This is actually a really non-breaking, minor issue, but just for the sake of being documented. So, if you don't have favorite tags, you'll be represented with "Add a favorite tag" link. This link ...
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How to find the question with tags which i have given in interested tag(not with any other tags)

I need to find the question which I given in interested tag and not other than any tags extactly. Example : if i given java,array as my interested tags i should get only question from those tags ...
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Is there an API to get a user's favorite tags?

I'm looking into querying the API for a list of my favorite tags (for my account) once authenticated. It looks as if this is being persisted using a filter, but how can I retrieve this filter using ...
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Favourites tag filtering

I've been using Stack Exchange for a while now and I've been missing one feature I feel it's important. I'd like to filter all the questions for my favourite tags at once, doing a logical OR between ...
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Favorite tag location inconvenient

When browsing the Questions list, the "Favorite Tags" section (on the right) is below the ads. This is challenging for 2 reasons: It requires scrolling just to see, which wastes time and annoys Since ...
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support selecting of multiple favorite tags

I realize you can concat tags in the search bar like so: [java] [multithreading] [pillowcases] However I notice when you click a favorite tag to filter by it, it hides the other favorite tags. Why ...
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Do we really need the “favorite tags” panel to display on each question list?

The "favorite tags" list takes a very important and potentially very large real-estate on the screen. As an example, here's a screenshot of my current favorites on Gaming, which takes the entire area ...
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ENTER key doesn’t work in “Interesting tags” and “Ignored tags” textfields

The “Interesting Tags” and “Ignored Tags” UI to the right of the list of Newest Questions have a textbox and a button each. It is customary to accept the ENTER key in place of having to click the ...
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Make the 'Interesting Tags' heading clickable

As it stands I have a tiresome routine of clicking on each of my tags, check if there is a new question, then go back click the next one and so on. I realise there are a few hacky ways of working ...
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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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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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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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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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Favourite tags can be overwritten when modifying the list across multiple tabs

Pretty simple repro: Open multiple tabs on a single site. Add a favourite tag on one tab. Add a different favourite tag on the other tab. The tag added in #2 will be overwritten.
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Without deleting tags: reorder favorite/ignored tags

This related question asks if it is possible to reorder tags and the one answer is that it can be done be deleting them and re-adding them in the desired order. My question is if there is currently ...
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More responsive stars in tag popups

One of the things I like about Stack Overflow is how fast everything is, from loading time to interactive tasks - posting comments, voting, etc. The one task a bit at odd with all this is the ignore/...
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Notify depopulation of favorite tags

I've been depopulating the proc tag because it's ambiguous, but there's 2 people who are following the tag. Can users tell if their tag is being depopulated, apart from the derth of new questions ...
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Add to favorite and ignored tags from tag's tooltip

In the tag tooltip could be two "links" for adding to favorite tags and to ignored tags. User could more quickly add ignored or favorite tags.
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Group favorite tag with remove tag button

Strictly a visual issue, but would it be possible to group the favorite tags with their associated remove button so that they appear on the same line? It's a little strange to see a remove tag button ...
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Remap Interesting Tags When Synonymed

I recently found that a tag I had as an Interesting Tag had been synonymed (foolishly), and now I wasn't getting any highlighting. How about (as per Waffles suggestion here) we remap those ...
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Favourite tags colours

I have all my favourite tags: asp javascript asp-classic ajax vb.net vbscript vb6 vb html xhtml css asp.net Some of these are of more interest to me than others, for example I am more interested in ...
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Allow assigning a score to tags to determine “interestingness”

Let tags have a score of 0, interesting tags +10, ignored tags -10, by default. Just sum up the score and let the sign determine whether the question is interesting (>= +10), ignored (<= -10 ) or ...
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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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Can Favorite Tags become Ignored without changing that setting?

Recently, I noticed that the number of Unanswered questions with my tags on a site had suddenly changed from about 2,500 to around 750. I have traced it back to my "favorite" tag having been ...
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Unanswered Questions > my tags should filter out questions that you have answered

The purpose of this page is to show a user every question that is tagged with one or more favorite tags that does not have an accepted or up voted answer. However, if the user answers a question, that ...
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Add python+regex as a favorite tag to avoid questions from the complement sets?

Is it possible to add "python AND regex" as a favorite tag and have questions at the intersection of the two sets as favorites? Possibly this question should be tagged with feature-request instead of ...
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Favoriting tag by clicking on star didn't reflect on favorite list on right

While toggling between favorite, ignored, and normal by clicking the star which appears by hovering the tag below the question, the previously favored tag would be removed. But toggling tag to ...
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Can we use Favorite Tags for one-click searching in Android app?

Does the Android app allow access to the list of Favorite Tags with the ability to click on one of them (as it's done in regular SO)? I could not find a way to do it. If there's none, could you ...
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Favorite tag highlightings on request page

On MSO, I have feature-request tagged as one of my favorites. There is a feature request page, labeled as "reqs." The tab is to the left of the active tab. When I go over to that page, every single ...