I just wondered why some plugin-related questions were grayed out, while I even chose <plugins> one of my favorite tags.

I then took a look at the favorite and ignored tags, and found <plugins> not in the favorite list anymore but in the ignored list instead.

So, what happened, in short:

  • I favorited <plugins>, while ignoring <woocommerce>;
  • <woocommerce> just got turned into a <plugins> synonym;
  • the system then apparently found <plugins> in both lists, and respected only the last occurrence (i.e., ignore).

Feature request

When turning an existing tag <tag-SYNONYM> into a synonym for <tag-MASTER>, the system should check if <tag-SYNONYM> is ignored and <tag-MASTER> is favorited.
If so, the tag should be removed from the ignore list.

I hope this makes sense.

  • "woocommerce" got turned into a synonym of "plugins"? When/why did that happen? Is that to prevent it from being added to future questions? Dec 16, 2013 at 17:25
  • @ChipBennett As to be seen here, Rarst made it happen, on December 12th. Why, I don't know as well. I couldn't find anything in the woo questions on meta...
    – tfrommen
    Dec 16, 2013 at 17:32
  • See this chat conversation.
    – fuxia Mod
    Dec 16, 2013 at 18:26
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    @toscho Oh, I'm shocked by both how very damn fitting your Hitchhiker analogy is, and that ... it got ignored nonetheless.
    – tfrommen
    Dec 16, 2013 at 18:45


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