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The current implementation of the API does not provide a way for us to fetch a user's "interesting tags". The /users/{id}/tags unfortunately returns all tags a user has participated in, which I'm not sure how it is helpful. It would be nice if I could highlight "interesting" questions in my app just like the trilogy sites do it.

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This is definitely private and should not be exposed by a read-only API that does not authenticate for that user.

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I was initially thinking "What's the big deal, so what if everyone sees that I am interested in C#?" with respect to the current trilogy. With the SE coming together and the inevitability of some sites that may have more "colorful" topics, I came around to your thinking. (Replace C# with naked-cake-dancing). – TheHurt May 31 '10 at 22:51
@TheHurt: You know that comment is public, right? :) – Felix Jun 1 '10 at 9:08

This is private per-user information. Accordingly we can't expose it until some sort of user auth is in place, which isn't a v1 target.

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Whew! That's what I was hoping. – Nathan Osman Jun 1 '10 at 2:17
Now that auth is in place, will this be reconsidered? – David Caunt Feb 7 '12 at 14:52

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