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I am building my list of Interesting Tags. borderlands is one of them. I also play only PC games and therefore I added pc too.

Instead I put xbox-360, xbox, ps3 and wii in the Ignored Tags.

Now, this question appear to me in the list of questions faded: In Borderlands, what if my character is past level 50 and then I play without the DLC installed?

It contains borderlands and xbox-360. Now suppose that this question is platform-independent. What should I do to avoid fading of this interesting, for me, question? Should I remove xbox-360 from the my list of Ignored Tags. Or should I add pc to the tags of the question?

  • It isn't faded. It's blue and faded.
    – badp
    Sep 15, 2010 at 9:29

3 Answers 3


"Ignored" status supercedes "interesting". So as long as any one tag on a question is ignored, it does not matter how many interesting tags are on it. It will be faded.

This does pose something of a problem to this site specifically, for people who use it for consoles, due to the number of cross-console games that might hit both lists. Unfortunately, though, having interesting tags override ignored has been ruled against as [status-bydesign] here.

  • It'd be nice if we could select which behavior we get in the preferences page, just like we can choose to totally hide the ignored questions at the moment. Jul 10, 2010 at 20:03
  • Not really. So long as any one tag on a question is interesting, it does not matter how many ignored tags are on it. It will have a blue background.
    – badp
    Sep 15, 2010 at 9:29
  • @badp I can replicate this on Stack Overflow, but mysteriously not here (I can't even get plain interesting to highlight, for some reason). This isn't the behavior that I have seen in the past, though, so it is possible that the behavior has changed.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Sep 15, 2010 at 16:01

It will appear both blue and faded, but if it's a platform-independent question, then remove the tag, since console tags are only to be used for questions about platform-specific version differences or about the console itself anyway.


Why not apply your own style sheet to fix this, like the following for Firefox?

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("gaming.stackexchange.com") {
    div.tagged-ignored.tagged-interesting {
        opacity: 1 !important;

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