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Lots of questions are very generic, "share an experience" kinds of questions.

In these cases, I am quite often interested in specific answers that may not have gotten that many upvotes.

These questions also tend to elicit lots of responses, so going back to find the answers I'm interested in somewhere in the middle of a sea of responses is a pain.

Is there a way to favorite or bookmark these answers?

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A link link was recently added to all answers. Perhaps just today. I just noticed it for the first time a few minutes before I read this question. See Olafur's answer: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/1569/… –  raven Jul 1 '09 at 23:01
    
Is the link new? I swear I'd never noticed it before. –  Gareth Simpson Jul 2 '09 at 8:48
    
Related feature request: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/2588/mark-answer-as-favorite (Unless this is considered FR too, in which case that other question is a dupe.) –  Jonik Jul 6 '09 at 7:50
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I would love a bookmarks list in SO sites, which could perhaps have a capability of grouping the bookmarks as per one's liking... –  Curious Aug 30 '12 at 6:20
    
@Wont ... you just created a duplicate loop! –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 12 '12 at 17:36
    
Ok... I see you fixed it... –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 12 '12 at 17:37
    
This would be great! Also, @Curious, I like that! –  Adri C.S. Apr 11 '13 at 15:09
    
+1 Still want this. Bumping with comment for feature. –  root Aug 15 '13 at 19:01
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

You can bookmark the link.

v this thing here, just bookmark it.

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A bookmark is an okay work-around, but it really only works if you're using the same browser and computer. –  Adam Porad May 14 '10 at 20:13
    
On a side note, you can use {Firefox, Any other browser} Portable, bring your bookmarks with you. Anywhere. (Or use a cloud service for bookmarks.) –  user173505 Jan 28 at 23:48
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The closest you can do within the Stack Overflow system is favorite the question and just remember what answer you were interested in.

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You could also upvote the answer, and then find the answer(s) you upvoted. –  Tom Ritter Jul 1 '09 at 19:10
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this will be even better when/if the search syntax includes filters to narrow things down to answers I upvoted. –  Jason S Jul 1 '09 at 22:07
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@Tom Ritter: If the answer isn't a good answer to the question, this seems like a poor implementation. I've had cases where I wanted to remember/revisit an answer, but it wasn't a good answer to the original question, and thus did not deserve an up vote. –  tnorthcutt Aug 31 '09 at 20:18
    
@Tom Ritter: up-voting would leave a trail to find the answer you wanted, but IIRC you can't undo an up-vote after a certain amount of time has passed. So you wouldn't be able to get rid of it as a bookmark once you no longer wanted to remember it. –  Adam Porad May 14 '10 at 20:16
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To bookmark an answer in your browser:

  • right-click the link item under the question

  • select "bookmark this link"

    bookmark right click menu

If your browser does not have "bookmark" as a right-click option:

  • right-click the link item under the question

  • select "open in new tab"

  • in the new tab, click the bookmark function in your browser (this is usually a little star icon near the address bar)

    bookmark star in address bar of browser

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Hi Jeff. Considering the people who come to SO, and metaSO in particular, there is no need to demonstrate such basic features that are presented right in our face in the GUI. It is fair to reason that SO users know how to use their web browser's bookmark feature. –  dotancohen Oct 30 '12 at 11:08
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