I noticed my list of favorite tags getting pretty long on my sidebar. It made me question if there was a limit on how many favorite tags a user can have. I checked the Arqade meta and meta.SO but there does not seem to be any mention of a max.

So is there a limit and, if so, what is that limit?

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    A note, in case you didn't know: favorite tags accept the * wildcard. So if you, for example, want to follow all the questions about call-of-duty, you can favorite [tag:call-of-duty*]. I do this to help keep my favorite tags a bit compacter for game series I have interest in. (Edit: though it apparently doesn't autoconvert to a tag in comments... interesting)
    – FAE
    Mar 13, 2014 at 18:54
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    Technical answer: Yes*. Realistic Answer: *Not any limit worth worrying about. Mar 13, 2014 at 19:51

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Short answer: No.

Long answer: it would be stupid if there's one so low that you can trigger it

  • I agree, I just wanted to make sure. If there was I might be inclined to clean things.... shudder
    – Batophobia
    Mar 13, 2014 at 18:20
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    @Braiam - why would it be stupid if there was one? It would actually make sense from a technical point of view that there IS a hard limit, but I daresay we don't even have nearly enough tags to reach that number anyway.
    – Robotnik Mod
    Mar 14, 2014 at 4:21
  • @Robotnik because SE is flexible, and they have to be ready for someone ignoring/favoring a load of tags like in the screenshot.
    – Braiam
    Mar 14, 2014 at 10:49
  • Again, I daresay there IS a hard limit, but I bet there isn't enough tags across the whole network to hit said limit. Also did you go and favorite those tags just to make a point lol :-P
    – Robotnik Mod
    Mar 14, 2014 at 11:20
  • @Robotnik nah, I'm not that bored, someone else yes
    – Braiam
    Mar 14, 2014 at 12:05
  • That's nothing. I'm somewhere around 800 ignored tags on Arqade.
    – user98085
    Mar 16, 2014 at 16:17
  • @FEichinger well, you are bored...
    – Braiam
    Mar 16, 2014 at 16:23
  • Not true at all! ... Well, maybe kinda true. But that's not why I'm ignoring ALL TEH TAGS!
    – user98085
    Mar 16, 2014 at 16:23
  • Yeh, minecraft is evil...
    – Braiam
    Mar 16, 2014 at 16:25

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