The front page is littered with Minecraft questions and I kinda want to see other video game questions on the front page.

Is there a way to filter out Minecraft questions?


Yes, you can ignore tags. This will hide them from the front page, search etc. Go to Your tag preferences to add ignored tags.

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    Yaay thank you! – bmarkham Apr 28 '16 at 8:45
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    Make sure the radio button is set to 'Hide questions in your ignored tags' as well – Ave Apr 28 '16 at 8:49
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    On a somewhat related note: I hope that the SE Android app gets the ability to filter based on your tag preferences soon. The app is pretty useless to me until that happens, specifically because it's such a chore to slog through all the Minecraft questions. I've sent feedback e-mails through the Play store but never heard anything. – Unknown Zombie Apr 29 '16 at 14:16
  • @UnknownZombie - might be worth raising on Meta.SE – Robotnik Apr 30 '16 at 3:25
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    @UnknownZombie that feature request already exists on Meta.SE – antimo Apr 30 '16 at 7:52
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    Dont forget to also ignore minecraft-* to get rid of all the subtags for minecraft. – Troyen May 1 '16 at 19:43
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    It's almost as if minecraft deserves it's own SE site. I think that it would be littered with all questions and no answers though... :) – Tim S. May 3 '16 at 17:47
  • @TimS. I remember trying to do that on Area51, but it got closed because it would take people away from Arqade. – haykam May 9 '16 at 0:48
  • @Peanut That seems like a silly reason since there is both StackOverflow and Programmers.SE. I'd also argue there's a lot of crossover between SuperUser and Unix.SE, but all of those examples are highly successful on their own, despite being derivatives, because they are highly popular individual subjects. Arqade isn't going to die just because anyone who has a question about Minecraft goes to a different SE to ask about it. (This isn't directed at you, it's just a response) – Unknown Zombie May 11 '16 at 12:53
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    @Troyen minecraft* would be better. – haykam May 11 '16 at 13:35

Do note however that you have quick access to your favorite and ignored tags when you're on the main homepage. Click on the edit link next to your favorite tags.

the edit link

Then you'd be able to add/remove tags from your favorites and your ignored tags.


Add minecraft to have the site put less emphasis on questions with the tag both in the UI and in the algorithms that give you questions to look at. To be more inclusive of more minecrafty tags, add minecraft* (with a *). You can even remove questions completely if you change your tag preferences to "Hide questions in your ignored tags."

tag preferences

  • +1 as its better explained than the accepted answer (which is just a link to the preferences) – noirscape May 8 '16 at 15:58
  • Which was all I needed – bmarkham May 10 '16 at 3:21
  • @bmarkham This answer is more complete and more useful to future users who might have the same question. I've already blocked minecraft tags, but the ability to use a wildcard was something I was not aware of. You've accepted a "good enough" answer, and that's your right, but this really is the better answer. – T.J.L. May 11 '16 at 12:42
  • +1 for helping locate the ignore questions radio button... why isn't that also in account tag settings? – rebusB Aug 22 '19 at 15:56

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