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It looks like people on your mailing list are clicking "unsubscribe" :( Since we always expose a one-click, no-login-required "Unsubscribe from this filter" link, I don't see any easy around this.


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You can do that using filters. Here I have set up an example filter to browse all questions from Gaming.SE, Programmers.SE, and Askubuntu.com. Click on "My Filters" and then on that big orange "New Filter" button to get started.


8

I'll go point by point... Why are some questions in an orange background on the main page... The posts with the orange background indicate that those questions contain tags that you have listed as your favorite tags. See here for an in-depth explanation of all the colors on Stack Overflow and what they mean. How can I get a list of the newest ...


8

It definitely looks like an audit. Why doesn't explicit bool() conversion happen in contextual conversion It has +11 score. Some people have said you can sometimes tell if it's an audit if the tag doesn't match your filter.


8

I can sort of see this for inbox notifications, but even then... if you keep the emails, they sure do look weird. This is fixed up now and we're using explicit date and time in both inbox notifications and tag filter emails. Let me know if you see any other emails that are using relative times.


8

The text on the filter says: View questions from all Stack Exchange sites you have an account on That means that the only way to remove that community from the Filtered Questions > My sites list is to delete your account there. I do wonder though why you want to hide your own questions from the list. Isn't that just your contribution? If you are angry, ...


7

This is fixed now. Our service responsible for aggregating question data for consumption by filters wasn't correctly aggregating "activity date" for new questions. Prior to this fix, questions wouldn't have shown up in filters sorted by activity unless they received a comment, answer, or edit. Fortunately, questions typically receive comments/answers/edits ...


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The only possible cause of this problem I can imagine is that you selected "no answers" instead of "newest". Select "newest" then.


7

Well, I'm afraid the tag filter UI still leaves a bit to be desired. But, if you visit https://stackexchange.com/filters, you should see - on the right-hand sidebar - a list of all the filters you've created, including a few of My Favorite Games. Click the "Subscribe" link in the sidebar there, and you'll be back in business. So... That just leaves the ...


7

It's the Filtered Questions function on stackexchange.com. You can use it to keep track of questions in certain tags across the Stack Exchange network. IMHO, this tag should be merged into tag-filters: Tag filters (AKA the Stack Exchange™ GlobalTag MegaBlender™), as seen at https://stackexchange.com/filters.


6

Firstly, I emphatically support the request to allow using "and" with tags in the Stack Exchange filters. However, since that is now officially "status-declined" the next best things I've found are some Google Chrome extensions: Question Monitor for Stack Exchange New Q!


6

A (technically impossible)* null snuck into the service responsible for aggregating data across all the sites in the Stack Exchange network. It's been cleaned up, and after churning through a few hundred thousand backlogged events we're back in business. *Spot the operative word. We're checking for the impossible now.


6

Yes. The feature is called Tag Filters, or the StackExchange™ GlobalTag MegaBlender™ if you prefer. I'll provide a summary, because I can't find a canonical new-feature or FAQ post, but you can refer to the Improved Tag Sets blog post, the tag-filters tag, and the globaltag-megablender (yes, I'm serious) tag for more information. The Tag Sets on Stack ...


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Yeah, unfortunately the metric truckload of tags scenario doesn't work all that well at the moment (it times out in SQL, often). We're working on a long-term fix for this (get rid of the SQL!) that's not far from complete and should resolve these issues. I'll tag this as status-planned until we switch tag sets over to the new engine.


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This appears to be a bug in the replacement "tag engine" code that we've recently deployed. I am investigating. Update: identified and fixed; deploying ASAP. Thanks for noticing :) The problem was a "where {not deleted}" clause that should only have been included in the initial load (no point loading questions that are already logically deleted) - but that ...


6

My fault - fix incoming. A major change to how StackExchange.com gets and uses the list of sites is in-progress (lots of debt cleanup), this one got by. Ultimately, this is a deep dependency in deploying proper HTTPS for all sites. It's going to be a fun, really, really, really, really, really long blog post.


5

Yes, there is. Global tags are supported on the Stack Exchange site. Click on the "tagged questions" link in the top navigation bar to create your own tag filter. This post on the Stack Overflow blog talks about this feature, but lots of people still don't know that it exists. The jury is still out on how we might better draw attention to and make people ...


5

This is fixed now – sorry about that. Our database table that maintains the full list of sites, including whether or not they are considered meta sites, became misconfigured a couple days ago.


5

If you originally created or added the filter to your filters, you should be able to remove the c# tag from the filter using the edit pane by clicking "edit" next to the title: Unchecking that box and saving the filter will remove the plain C# results. I don't know how to constrain the query to just C# Unfortunately, you can't. Tag filters work by ORing ...


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Yes, you can just give them the link to the filter you created. Note also that there's an Antlr interest RSS link at the bottom of that page that you can direct users to. It will give them the same questions as your filter in their RSS reader.


5

You click edit next to the filter name: Now add the tag of your choice and click 'Add Rule' (this is easy overlooked due to the orange Save changes button) After clicking 'Add Rule' you see the new filter being added under 1. Notice that you can uncheck the tags that you want to remove. Save your changes permanently by clicking 'Save Changes': Done! ...


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This was caused by an outdated jQuery autocomplete plugin - we've updated jQuery but not the plugin, which started breaking. We have now updated the plugin, so the page is back in operating condition.


4

I hope you typed android + c in to that search box. This is what you'll get if you didn't. Put the terms in square brackets if you want to force tag search. Searching for android OR c isn't possible, you'll have to do things like force one term to be a text keyword & the other to be a tag keyword. Like so https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=%...


4

Use plus to include it, and minus to exclude the term. These are the posts which include the C++, templates and stl tags, and not the Java/JavaScript/.NET tags: +[c++] +[templates] +[stl] -[java] -[javascript] -[.net]


3

It's already there. See our search tips. Your example would be the search [tag1] [tag2] answers:0. You can't search by date, though the views:xyz modifier may be useful. You may want to make the "date created/modifed" search operator a feature-request.


3

If you click "Hot Questions" link, you'll get to the page having two tabs: Hottest from All Sites and My Filters. On that page, select My filters tab to get to the master filter. Note if you want to edit the filter, you will need to click show details to get to the edit link.


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Stack Exchange has outgrown our current filters architecture, so many large filters (and even some not-so-large ones) are timing out and resulting in this error. We're working on a new implementation to fix these issues. edit: We made some optimizations to our SQL query so largish queries such as this one are finishing in a reasonable amount of time now.


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I believe you simply need to click on active or hot. However, I also don't see any questions on either the newest or no answers tabs. Which seems more than a little odd given the tags.


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