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I decided to finally go ahead start using the ignored tags feature. So I added "homework" as an ignored tag - but the homework questions are still there on the main page, they're just greyed out, like this:

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Is it possible to make them disappear entirely? This is a last-ditch attempt to filter out some of the noise on this site and make it seem interesting again, and if I still have to scroll past all the greyed-out homework questions it's not going to be as effective.

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  • $\begingroup$ Are you sure you're on the main page? Ignored tags are fully ignored for me on the SO main page. $\endgroup$ – Manishearth Sep 12 '13 at 15:39
  • $\begingroup$ Huh. The same happens for me. Bug? $\endgroup$ – Manishearth Sep 12 '13 at 15:41
  • $\begingroup$ I added an image just in case. $\endgroup$ – Nathaniel Sep 12 '13 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ One thing you can do is use a user style (using a user script or an extension like Stylish) that sets the style for .tagged-ignored to display:none $\endgroup$ – Manishearth Sep 12 '13 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ in your user profile/preferences. $\endgroup$ – Abhimanyu Pallavi Sudhir Sep 12 '13 at 15:51
  • $\begingroup$ Some of the hw questions are good, though; you shouldn't filter them. $\endgroup$ – Abhimanyu Pallavi Sudhir Sep 12 '13 at 15:52
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    $\begingroup$ @DImension10AbhimanyuPS I know some of them are good, and I don't really want to filter anything - but lately there is just too much noise and I've been losing interest in the site as a result. I'm hoping that this crude filter will help to change that a little. $\endgroup$ – Nathaniel Sep 12 '13 at 15:54
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, unfortunately it's September, and we're getting a LOT of HW questions, as usual. $\endgroup$ – Manishearth Sep 12 '13 at 16:11
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Ah, this seems to be a preference.

Go to your preferences page

Tick the "hide ignored posts" checkbox near the bottom:

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Note that this hides all posts tagged "homework", even if they are tagged with your favorited tags. Probably desired behavior in this case :)

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  • $\begingroup$ Ah, great. I wasn't actually aware that I had a preferences page! $\endgroup$ – Nathaniel Sep 12 '13 at 15:47

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