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
    Commented May 31, 2010 at 22:51
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    @TheHurt: You know that comment is public, right? :)
    – Felix
    Commented Jun 1, 2010 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.

  • Whew! That's what I was hoping. Commented Jun 1, 2010 at 2:17
  • Now that auth is in place, will this be reconsidered? Commented Feb 7, 2012 at 14:52

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