When dealing with (in my case) questions that are Windows related, I have some of the worst luck trying to figure out what to do with them. Sometimes I'll stare at it for 3-5 minutes, and have no idea what to do. And I've had some cases of flagging things where I missed some distinction (because windows all blurs together for me) that makes some question sufficiently different from or another to not be a duplicate, or it deals in some arcane bit of tech that I don't use, so trying to determine the validity of a question or answer is (almost) entirely speculation on my part.

In many cases, it would be far better for me to not even see things tagged with Windows or Windows-related tags, because I'm about roughly as likely to miss-diagnose a question or answer as to provide helpful feedback.

Is there any way to exclude such-tagged questions from coming up while reviewing questions/answers? If not, is there any way that it could be included?

Some may say, "Then quit reviewing things." Which, I guess has some validity, but in general, things that aren't Windows, I've got a pretty good hit-rate on providing useful feedback. And I like to be helpful when I can. So, I'm left wondering what to do.

  • Maybe for it being a network wide suggestion, we should suggest it on MSO as well? Mar 15, 2013 at 23:13
  • I'm willing for the question to be migrated if that is appropriate.
    – killermist
    Mar 15, 2013 at 23:14
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    couldn't you just skip them? I do that whenever there's anything I don't get
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Mar 15, 2013 at 23:35
  • If you just "skip" them, don't they come right back after you finish with all the others, and you hit the "review" link again?
    – killermist
    Mar 15, 2013 at 23:40
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    @killermist once you skip they don't come back
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:48

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To my understanding, the only way to affect the selection of questions to review is through the filter functionality.

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However, there is no way to exclude a specific tag.

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    I think you're thinking about moderator actions, where I'm just talking about "simple user" review functions. Though, maybe I should look further into this filtering function. But, I suspect we're talking about 2 different things.
    – killermist
    Mar 16, 2013 at 4:00
  • @killermist: It should take you 3 clicks to get there. Should be pretty easy to find out. Mar 16, 2013 at 12:39
  • I did look. It would appear that is a white-list kind of thing, which would work opposite of the blacklist kind of thing I'm looking for.
    – killermist
    Mar 16, 2013 at 22:16
  • @killermist: I know, that's why I put it in the answer. Mar 16, 2013 at 23:06

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