At times, I am able to frequently check SO for answers. However, sometimes, I discover a very interesting answer or comment that needs more time for thinking and replying.

Unfortunately, I'm not always free, sometimes I have to delay those writings until I'm at home. Later on, it's very hard to remember or find it again, even if it was very interesting because I forget everything while working.(you know, context switching) Finally, at home, there are many other new notifications, and I'll forget completely about notifications in which I was previously interested (and usually needs more care).

So, I wanted a feature like Notify Me Again Later button. This would look like mark as unread of email client. This would be a way of making a job queue. If the manually queued notification is displayed with different color (for example blue?) it would be nice.

Anyway, the gained benefit would be a lot more than increased complexity of the UI.

What do you think about this?

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    I use Favorites for this (the star you see under the question), although my "unanswered" favorites list has now grown so large I'll never get back to them all. – user102937 Sep 27 '11 at 4:20
  • @RobertHarvey Because I'm using Favorite for real Favorite purpose, I can't use it for list of temporarily delayed notifications. – user142973 Sep 27 '11 at 5:48
  • There are a number of ways to do this already. If you perform any activity on a post, it shows up in your activity list, and you get notifications for comment replies (like this one). – user102937 Sep 27 '11 at 14:48

I suggest SO creating a temporary favorite that will auto delete each entry after a configurable period, for example auto delete a particular favorite entry after 2 days or a week. That will prevent the abuse of favorite functionality and serve as perishable reminder

p/s: I can't post this as a feature request because I'm no longer able to post question on meta.

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    There's reason for it. 2 posts and both with -16 downvotes & +0 upvotes – genesis Sep 27 '11 at 5:30
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    @genesis-φ: It takes 2 posts to ban a user? Not fair enough, in my opinion. – user774411 Sep 27 '11 at 5:33
  • yes, it doesn't for me either. On META, there shouldn't be this punishing turned on – genesis Sep 27 '11 at 10:50
  • @genesis-φ: Can you help me to remove the ban? – user774411 Sep 27 '11 at 22:33
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    I can't. Post few good answers and you might get second chance – genesis Sep 27 '11 at 22:35

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