Mainly so I can add 'closed' as an ignored topic in my prefs and hide them from the page. It's very frustrating to see tons of closed questions all over the place.

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    Closed questions can be weeded out with the search constraint closed:no, so perhaps the feature to ask for would be a way to add a search constraint to whatever generates your front page.
    – Blrfl
    Mar 1, 2013 at 21:50
  • @Blrfl Surely tag filtering is a search constraint. Why reinvent the wheel?
    – James
    Mar 2, 2013 at 0:42
  • For starters, it would duplicate the existing open/closed attribute. For seconds, SO would have to add special-case code to make the tag and attribute mirror each other and prevent users from opening/closing questions by editing the tags. For thirds, being able to apply the other available search constraints to the front page is useful for other things, ergo more bang for the modification buck.
    – Blrfl
    Mar 2, 2013 at 12:16

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For the reasons why, see http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/

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    I don't see how those arguments apply. A closed question can definitely be described with one tag: Closed, and I think it'd be be quite difficult for someone to misinterpret what Closed means... it's even appended to the title of the question when it's closed!
    – James
    Mar 2, 2013 at 0:40

You can use a closed:0 search to filter them out. Unfortunately, this doesn't look as nice since they added answers to search results.

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