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This is super tiny nitpick, but there's a number-mismatch in the tag-text: The text should either read Watch a tag to curate your list of questions and receive optional notifications on that tag's activity. or Watch tags to curate your list of questions and receive optional notifications on those tags' activity. or some third construction I'm not ...


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Please make the watched/hidden tag thing hidable/toggle-able, especially on the per-site metas. The new display takes up a bit more screen real-estate if you have watched tags, or a lot more when you don't, and draws more attention with its glow effect and large image when empty. Why is it glowing, btw? It's static and doesn't need to draw attention, and ...


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Please de-emphasize the Unwatch button The unwatch button in really inviting and asks to be pressed as 'main' action in the tag-section. This is OK if you accidentally added the tag, but for a normal workflow this is not what a user wants to do. See this image: Maybe just a grey button with blueish text is ok?


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status-completed In the new design the two sections having the title as Watched Tags and Ignored tags. In these for the Ignored tags, the tags can be replaced to Tags for uniformity. Also I can see Ignored Tags only in the Tag Watching & Ignoring page too.


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The new sidebar widget stands out (in a bad way) because it does not match the style of the existing widgets. Why not keep the style similar?


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In this system, what options do I have for dealing with tag conflicts, that is, with questions that have both an ignored tag and a watched tag? Here's what I see on MSE right now: Apparently, the "ignored" tags have a higher weight than the "watched" tags – in my example, the ignored behavior causes the second line to gray out even though featured is ...


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bug status-completed If I'm trying to add a synonym tag to the Watched Tags or Ignored tags section in the Question page's side bar, it throws the error as {tagname} does not exist on this site For an example, in SO I'm trying with mssql as on of the synonym of sql-server tag. GIF for reference: But if I'm trying the same in the Tag Watching &...


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After the change in the name and addition of the icon, we can also watch over things. Are anyone from the designing team following the show? ;) Jokes apart, I like improvement in popup and removing extra options from it. However, there are some concerns from me. Boxes take more space in the page I think the dialogue boxes for watched and ignored tags are ...


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I really like this update. The tag description is easier to read and interact with, the layout is lighter, and makes Watched Tags more understandable in general. The only suggestion/doubt I got is regarding the "hot" tags being colored, while the others remain with black text. Specifically, the way that coloring is determined: We can see that both java and ...


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This came up on MSO and I thought it was a good idea so I'm reposting it here. I'd go one step further than the OP's proposal, and remove the entire tag description block. We don't need this on every single page, forever! Who really needs a tag description permanently cluttering the space? If we made the [Python] clickable or hooverable, that'...


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Tag watching is not a whitelist. Tags can be in 3 states: ignored, watched, and normal. Ignored means that such tags don't appear on your home page, ever, and any list of questions which include such tags will have that question grayed out. Watched tags means that the questions will appear highlighted on your home page (and on Stack Overflow, the filtering ...


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Notifications regression Before this change, I could subscribe to a tag to get email notifications for new questions (after 15 minutes, 3 hours, or 1 day) by clicking this link: This link has now been removed, to be restored in some way at some time in the future, per the question. This isn't a case of not-yet-met plans for future functionality; this is ...


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I'm unable to watch or ignore non-existent tags This probably explains something I noticed the other day, I'm no longer to watch or ignore tags that do not exist (yet). Rationale Why would I want to do that? The answer lies between those parentheses. I want to be able to add tags that don't exist yet, but that I expect or hope to exist in the future. ...


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feature-request The feature is still called 'favorite tags' in some places, like the Help Center: Add favorite and ignored tags Another way to filter out questions you're not interested in and focus on the ones you do care about is to add favorite and ignored tags to your account. Favorite tags are meant to call out questions that are important ...


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I don't see the link "Add an ignored tag" when I unignored my last tag. It is back after refreshing a page. Also, the "edit" button doesn't disappear when there is nothing to edit.


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If one box gives me the option to "Watch a tag" and explains what that will let me do, the other one should let me "Ignore a tag" and explain what the consequences might be. (Honestly, I'd like to know.) The wording "Add an ignored tag" is super geeky, at best. Add it to what? Tomorrow's soup? I don't know what a notification might be, but I'd like to see a ...


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Could we have the "View tag" button more prominent? Instead of: We could have an easier to find "View tag" (forgive my poor GIMP): Style is up to you: I just want "View tag" as big as the other options. And if the size change isn't approved, could we instead adjust the position of "View tag" and "Watch Tag" to the right of the popup, for accessibility ...


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So... I actually find the new name more confusing. Favorite tags - by definition, is a list of tags I like. (Which is what it was) Watched tags - by definition, is an activity. I am actively interested in these tags. So why can't I actively follow multiple tags at once? (Or am I just not seeing this feature? The closest is the "interesting" question tab, ...


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Two nitpicks: After pressing 'Edit' in the top right of 'Watched Tags', there is no way to revert back back to the previous state. Perhaps there should be a 'Done' button. The highlight around the text fields ends abruptly on the right hand side: In my opinion it should match the style of the top search bar, which gets a faint all-round drop-shadow


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Tags watching only highlights questions; it does not block them. In the past I have seen people maintaining long lists of ignored tags (like you seem to be), but this isn't a good solution (as you've noted). For Stack Overflow (and Meta Stack Overflow and here), you should use a custom view with Custom Question Lists: See Custom question lists is ...


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One thing that doesn't quite make sense to me, is: I click on a Watched Tag to show the newest questions with that tag. The top of the page then looks like this: I get buttons to "Unwatch Tag" and "Ignore Tag". Why would I want to ignore it if I'm watching it? How can I watch it and ignore it at the same time? You mentioned something about a tristate link ...


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This will be implemented as phase II of the Custom Question Lists project. You will be able to create a custom view with those tags and access them from a dropdown in the tab and/or in the left navigation bar. Looks pretty, doesn't it?


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The new Custom Question Lists functionality already does this, though it's a few more clicks. It's currently in beta testing and you need to opt in first. By default, it contains a view with all unanswered questions in your watched tags: If instead you want to see all questions, you can create a new custom view with the + button and select 'My watched tags'...


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Watch tags to curate your list of questions and receive optional notifications on that tag's activity. There is, of course, the tags/tag's issue that nitsua60 has already dealt with admirablely. But the rest of the sentence contains some peculiarities as well. to curate your list of questions I have a list of questions that I am, moreover, curating? ...


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This seems to have somehow borked the Favorite Tags section on (some?) sites that haven’t changed to the new system yet. On ELU, for instance, the section now looks like this: Notice how the “edit” link is squished up against the header, which no longer takes up the full width of the section. For comparison, the Hot Network Questions section right ...


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status-planned This seems to have been rolled out without proper localizations. For example, on the Portuguese version of Stack Overflow we read this strange English intrusion: Similarly, on the Spanish version of Stack Overflow we read that same English intrusion: Could we please get these translated properly on all the sites that have a native UI? (...


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Historically, the client-side part of the update has just manipulated the in-page HTML - it would have no way of knowing about any special UI elements; however, I'm tweaking it so that the ajax call to save the preferences also optionally renders the element. You'll get an immediate client-side update from the old code, then the actual UI update when the ...


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Favorite tags have been renamed to Tag Watching. It's now possible to see how many people are watching a specific tag by hovering it: Previously, it used to show how many people subscribed to the tag, but since the tag subscription feature has been removed, it's no longer relevant thus replaced with something more relevant.


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My bad - I switched the Watch/Ignore code to use a different tag input sanitization method that supported synonyms and claimed that it supported wildcards, but in fact did not. :) That's fixed now, so you should be able to use wildcards in watched and ignored tags.


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The colors are off The questions containing a watched tag are highlighted, but that highlighting (at least on Judaism.SE) is very dull and is very hard to distinguish from the other questions. It should at least be similar to the coloring of the 'Featured' sidebar, as it is on other sites (image taken from above answer): Another thing, although this may ...


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