Can I mark questions into a personally defined categories A,B,C, and choose to view a certain category; or choose to not view a certain category?

I view the stream of questions. Get interested in one, spend some time on it, then come back for viewing the list again. The problem is that I go through much of what I sifted through and have to screen them out again to find a question I may be interested in.

So I want a way of taking questions off of my list that I know reasonably well that I will not be following.

There is a way of making a question a favorite. But there is no way I see of taking questions off of the master list viewed by one person.

  • $\begingroup$ Managing favorites...:-(pending)-:... $\endgroup$
    – draks ...
    Jan 11, 2013 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ Can you not open questions which look interesting in tabs? That's what I do. It only works for one browser session, sure, but it sounds like that is all you are needing? $\endgroup$
    – user1729
    Jan 11, 2013 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ You can completely hide the ignored tags, but there is no way to hide a particular question from the view permanently. I can imagine that a GreaseMonkey script similar to those at stackapps.com could accomplish the task, but it seems there isn't one already made. $\endgroup$
    – user53153
    Jan 11, 2013 at 17:03
  • $\begingroup$ @PavelM What is/what do you mean by "the ignored tags"? $\endgroup$
    – Maesumi
    Jan 11, 2013 at 17:12
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    $\begingroup$ Look at the right column of the main site: it has Favorite tags with a field where you can add them, and similarly for Ignored tags. By default questions with ignored tags are grayed out on the page. But if you go to your profile -> prefs and check "hide ignored tags", they'll be hidden forever. // Disclosure: I do it for a number of very popular tags on this site. // You can also add a tag to either list by hovering over tag name (like feature-request under your question) and clicking the little star there: it cycles through grey star = neutral, gold star = favorite, red X = ignored. $\endgroup$
    – user53153
    Jan 11, 2013 at 17:18

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You can use filters.



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