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I have answered some questions on StackOverflow. Many times, on a given tag, questions, very similary, but not exactly the same comes.

if it does not exist, it would be interesting if users, can host subjects folders, for which they can choose the title and inside which they can put shortcut to questions or answers. In other words it can be a sort 'favorites' organisation that a user can share with other users.

(edited) My proposal is not clear, but it can be useful to find a way to group same questions and same answers.

I just need to classify my favorites into folders, and perhaps publish these folders as meta subjects.

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It's my fisrt question on Meta-StackOverflow, I just woul like to understand the down-votes ? – JPBlanc Jul 18 '11 at 15:45
A down vote on meta doesn't mean the same as on SO: it means that someone doesn't agree with your suggestion, doesn't think it's useful or should be implemented. Think of it as a "No, thanks." – Joachim Sauer Jul 18 '11 at 15:46
Downvotes on meta can mean "this is a poorly written question" or "I disagree with you" – JNK Jul 18 '11 at 15:47
So in this cas, I'am not able to know if it's 'poorly written', or 'not agree' or both. whatever, it's a bit strange to down-vote without explanation. – JPBlanc Jul 18 '11 at 15:53
I haven't voted yet, but personally I'm having a hard time understanding your request. You want each tag to have a set of "favorites" picked by users that point to the most common questions for that tag? – Troyen Jul 18 '11 at 16:27
Not sure what you're asking for here either. – adamjford Jul 18 '11 at 17:25
It's not strange at all to downvote without explanation. Why should downvotes require explanation when upvotes don't? I've stopped explaining because I'm tired of people's repeated whining. Looks like there's no stopping it, though. – Cody Gray Jul 19 '11 at 8:28

I think people are downvoting your idea because its isn't very useful:

More folders in this situation are unnecessary, IMO. Why do you need group the questions, say, for and , in new folder?
Duplicate questions needs to be flagged, not answered and categorized.

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I understand, but if you look at stackOverflow, Lots of answers are quite the same, it exists nothing to group same answers. My proposal is not clear, but it can be useful to find a way to group same questions and same answers. – JPBlanc Jul 18 '11 at 20:57
@JPBlanc Disagree. None of questions are the exactly duplicate, and you can differ questions by tags. – VMAtm Jul 19 '11 at 6:26
My opinion is that there are a lot of duplicate, people copy/paste or rewrite answers changing context or examples to make reputation. All that need to be refactorised – JPBlanc Jul 19 '11 at 7:47
@JPBlanc I think you better need to flag that than refactor it. – VMAtm Jul 19 '11 at 7:54
@JPBlanc: If "lots of answers are quite the same", then you should be flagging those questions as duplicates. Still don't see the problem here. – Cody Gray Jul 19 '11 at 8:29

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