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Most of the time I find questions that I would want to log in later to answer. These wouldn't exactly be my favorite questions since that's not the intent. Would it be possible to create such a feature. This is not a duplicate of Any way to save a question (like in Reddit).

Currently I would need to "favorite" a question and then remember to un-"favorite" it later. This 'visit-later' list can be autopurged after 10-20 questions or so.

I do know that most questions would've been answered on SO by the time I come back home and login, but still..

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I've asked a similar question. See the answers here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4719/add-answer-later-tab –  SwDevMan81 Nov 3 '10 at 19:34
    
A year later, and no such feature :( –  Ravindra Sane Nov 3 '10 at 20:29
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Isn't the RSS feed for each question sufficient? –  Al E. Nov 4 '10 at 0:23
    
I am also really missing an option like this, what can we do about it/who decides to add this feature? –  Ida Ebkes Nov 16 '12 at 9:42
    
I would also like to be able to add answers and comments in addition to questions to a "view later" queue. –  Lover of Structure Mar 21 '13 at 2:35
    
i was about to ask the same ...... –  nsd Jun 10 '13 at 4:18
    
I've marked this question as a favorite and hope to revisit later to see that it was implemented ;-) An ideal compromise solution might be to allow notes on favorites, similar to how Amazon Wish List works... –  Peter Mularien Jul 17 '13 at 16:30

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This actually is one of the accepted uses of the "favorites" feature. With respect, your interpretation takes the name "favorites" a bit too literally; it's really more like "SO internal server-side bookmarks."

I suspect that having a second queue of "temporary favorites" would lead to more confusion than it's worth.

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Well if it was called temporary favourites I admit it would be very confusing. But if it was called save for later revisit would make it a much better understood functionality with a lot less confusion and misunderstanding. –  Robert Koritnik Feb 5 '11 at 17:24

Favourites are by design immutable.
And from an UI perspective no one would associate a star with add to answer later list.

Answer Later or Save For Later whatever the name I need a tick-or-mark-this-question-because-I-can't-answer-it-right-now option.
In the meantime I am using temporary comment reminders to track them.

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