This might seem like an odd issue to raise, but I'm curious to hear replies. I just asked a question on main. After little while I went back to math.se to check on its status and was confused to discover that I couldn't find it on the main page or under the questions tab. I had to access it directly from my account page. I was puzzled about why this was the case until I realized that I had tagged the question "integration" which is one of my ignored tags.
The above got me thinking. I have certain tags ignored. The complete list is:
I didn't really put much thought into it when I ignored these tags. I just sort of figured them for common tags which I either knew nothing about or am not very uninterested in. I think I am going to remove some of these from my ignore list now. But, I am surely not unique in having taken this rather casual approach to ignoring tags.
My questions are:
- Which tags do you ignore and why?
- Do you think you are often screened from seeing questions that you actually would find interesting?
I confess that part of the motivation for asking this question is to see whether if there are tags which are "widely blacklisted" by the community. Sometimes, you add a tag to one of your questions as a sort of afterthought, thinking "the more tags the better". But, it occurs to me, there might be tags which it would be in your best interest to avoid, if possible (of course sometimes a tag unquestionably relevant and should be added).