Sometimes I see some answers which are really good and I'd like to save. Similar to how we follow questions I'd like to have the ability to 'save' answers implemented in this site

  • $\begingroup$ Tag suggestion: Should we create a bookmarks-favorites-follow umbrella tag? Ideas? $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic May 13 '20 at 9:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Qmechanic Is there any reason to not keep them as separate tags? $\endgroup$ – user258881 May 17 '20 at 17:08
  • $\begingroup$ @FakeMod: The problem is if users don't find related posts in searches because they are marked by different tags. E.g. recently SE decided to rename favorites as bookmarks. $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic May 17 '20 at 17:17
  • $\begingroup$ @Qmechanic Yes. We should merge the bookmarks and favorites tags, however, "following" is quite a different thing. This is solely my opinion, it may not be the correct one. Moreover, "following" (as Glorfindel said in his answer) is yet under development, so we may expect a few more changes regarding "following" in near future. $\endgroup$ – user258881 May 17 '20 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ Sure it is different, but is it really sufficiently different to warrant a different tag? $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic May 17 '20 at 17:44

You can't bookmark an answer, but you can follow it. This is a new feature which isn't completed yet; at the moment, there's no list of followed posts in your profile, but this will be implemented soon.

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One of the downsides may be that you receive notifications about edits and comments on that answer; for a full list of differences, see this proposed FAQ.

A temporary workaround might to use the bookmark system of your browser.


Note that you can "favorite" a question, by clicking the star symbol under the vote tally. Your favorite questions are listed in your profile. It's unusual on our site for a question to have more than a handful of answers, so that might accomplish what you want.

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