I want to ignore all Pokemon games, so I added "pokemon" to my ignored tags, but it did nothing. To actually ignore Pokemon I would have to add all 20+ Pokemon-related tags to my ignored tags, and then continue adding any new Pokemon tags that arise.

How can I ignore all tags that include my ignored tags?

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There is no setting to include partial matches of ignored tags, but you can use wildcards in your favorite or ignored tags.

As explained in an answer on meta SE, you can use the * character to denote zero to many matching characters. This works for both favorite tags and ignored tags. For example, ignoring *pokemon* will ignore all tags that have "pokemon" in them.

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    Do be careful with wildcards - you'd also be ignoring "SpokeMoney", etc. Obviously not a huge issue with Pokemon, but you might have issues if you try to ignore cod or similar. Jun 22, 2013 at 1:59
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    For the same intended effect as *pokemon* but safer, one can often use multiple ignore entries with patterns like pokemon* and *pokemon, or to be even safer, pokemon, pokemon-*, and *-pokemon. Jun 23, 2013 at 3:46
  • Good points guys. I actually used pokemon* myself, but I wanted to use something more general for the sake of example. Thankfully we use hyphens-to-denote-spaces rather than CamelCase for our tags, so ending up with a tag like "SpokeMoney" or "MetroIdea" is fairly unlikely.
    – Brian
    Jun 24, 2013 at 15:49

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