Can we get a wildcard asterisk for selecting multiple tags to include & ignore?

If I want to include "search-engine" & "search-engines", can I use "search-engine*" to highlight both in the main question list? Or "google*" to highlight anything related to Google's search engine? It would simply be convenient, instead of having to include 4-6 related tags.

Also wanting to hide anything like "seo" would gray out everything that's SEO related from the main question list.

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    If we have very similar tags like search-engine and search-engines, they should probably be merged. In fact, it appears that they already are tag synonyms. Apr 16, 2016 at 21:44
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    I wanted to use *search* to target these: search, google-search, search-engines, search-results, google-image-search & site-search. I found out that by simply entering *search* into the tags list & pressing add (rather than selecting a tag), would flag all similar searches using wildcards. I think I've discovered more of an Easter Egg (using wildcards), than the intended UI action (clicking on a tag, to add it to the filter list).
    – Clomp
    Apr 17, 2016 at 1:48

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Oh wait. I've just discovered that it already does that. Nevermind!

  • Best answer I have ever seen here!!
    – closetnoc
    Apr 18, 2016 at 3:59

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