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If there is a question with multiple tags, of which I am ignoring one (should be faded) and watching another (should be made more visible), how will it be displayed for me?

What if I am hiding ignored tags?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Can you not just test this out yourself? \$\endgroup\$ Sep 5 '20 at 6:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ @PurpleMonkey I certainly can! Is that the preferred response to questions about how the site works? \$\endgroup\$
    – Kirt
    Sep 5 '20 at 6:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Well not necessarily, no,. I'm just wondering why/how a meta question is any easier than testing this out yourself? It's not like it takes hours of hard work or anything. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 5 '20 at 6:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ @PurpleMonkey Actually, asking the question has so far required more time than just experimenting would have, as I first went through the faqs to see if these features were explained anywhere (couldn't find it) and then searched for questions with the tags "tag", "watch", and "ignore". It was through these searches that I learned that hiding ignored tags was a thing, since I hadn't known that before. So, I could have just experimented, but I would have been missing that variable. And that is part of why I think asking the question is worthwhile, even if it is not easier. \$\endgroup\$
    – Kirt
    Sep 5 '20 at 7:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ Ideally it will attract answers from people who know more about the system than I do, or than I could have even discovered by experimentation, and will create a record of a question asked and answered to help future users. [Note that above should say with the keywords "tag", "watch", and "ignore" - my edit timed out.] \$\endgroup\$
    – Kirt
    Sep 5 '20 at 7:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ I’m still not sure what more of an answer you’re looking for than what you could discover yourself. Like, I’m not saying it’s a bad question or anything but again, it’s not like it takes hours of hard work to find the answer. You could even self-answer with what you’ve discovered and that would be good. I’m just finding it hard to see this as anything more than “do this very simple task for me”. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 5 '20 at 10:22
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    \$\begingroup\$ From MSE (watched used to be called favorite): What happens if a question is both tagged with favorite and ignored tag? (Questions can't be closed as dupes cross-site, but our answer below has pictures!) \$\endgroup\$
    – Someone_Evil Mod
    Sep 5 '20 at 11:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ That it used to be called something else is useful, thank you. It appears that this is duplicate question. \$\endgroup\$
    – Kirt
    Sep 6 '20 at 0:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ I attempted to vote to close as a duplicate, using the cite from Someone_Evil. The response was "The duplicate question must exist on Role-playing Games Meta Stack Exchange" and would not let me select vote to close. I have flagged for mod attention. \$\endgroup\$
    – Kirt
    Sep 6 '20 at 0:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Kirt Questions can't be closed as dupes cross site (can you imagine the mess it would cause?). We're fine with having out own copy (many users don't read/search MSE), so nothing to worry about. Plus TM's answer below has a picture showing it off! \$\endgroup\$
    – Someone_Evil Mod
    Sep 6 '20 at 1:02
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In this image I have the four possible states in this order: Watched and Ignored, Ignored, Default, Watched: enter image description here

A post with a watched tag and an ingored tag gets greyed out by ignore and gets the highlighting for watched. This can be verified with no more than two clicks of the mouse.

If you have ignored a tag and set to hide questions with that tag, then it seems the question does not appear at all, even if it is also tagged with a tag you are watching.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Nice. Were you able to test what happens if the user has ignored tags set to be hidden entirely? \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast StaffMod
    Sep 5 '20 at 21:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ @V2Blast I did - questions with a tag that has been hidden simply do not appear, irrespective of them having another tag that is watched. In my opinion this is an important interaction that would be useful to state up front. \$\endgroup\$
    – Kirt
    Sep 6 '20 at 0:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Kirt: Cool, that's what I'd expect to happen. \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast StaffMod
    Sep 6 '20 at 5:37

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