Recently I mistakenly closed one of my Favorite tags. When I added it back it appeared at the bottom of the list, but due to the ad for Career I now have to scroll down to click it. Is there a way to arrange the order of your Favorite tags?

edit based on responses: Please consider making it easier to re-arrange favorite tags. Delete them all, add them back in order does not seem user friendly.

  • Can you post a screenshot? I'm not sure if this is a matter of sorting tags or of it's a layout bug.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jul 15, 2011 at 17:22
  • I can't post a screen shot. I just want to re-order the favorites in the order I want, not the order added, not sorted.
    – dbasnett
    Jul 15, 2011 at 17:28
  • Personalized sorting seems to be unnecessary. However, a simple alphabetic sort will help user visually locate tags faster.
    – rwong
    Jul 17, 2011 at 1:41
  • @rwong I can find them just fine, and don't want them sorted.
    – dbasnett
    Jul 17, 2011 at 12:15

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This has come up a few times on Meta Stack Overflow:

Ability to sort/reorder interesting/ignored tags in sidebar
Sort interested/ignored tags alphabetically

and this request to "lock" the tags so you can't accidentally delete one:

option to lock "interesting tags" section so 'x' isn't hit accidentally on a tag

None of them are marked [status-declined] so the team will be open to implementing them if they think there's enough demand. Head over to MSO and up-vote these questions and make it clear you support them in other ways. I understand feature requests are looked at in order of votes.

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