There are many, many old posts on meta asking for suggestions on how to better organize favorites. 1, 2 and 3, among others.

This is not meant to be an open discussion on how to improve favorites, but rather a specific feature request that I'd like feedback on.

I would love to see a feature added that would let users arbitrarily create "groups" of favorites, and drag individual favorited questions under these groups. I have about 2 pages of favorites (I know others have much more), and finding an individual one is quite difficult, especially since the specific question title is usually forgotten. I just added this question to my favorites, since I liked Andrew Whitaker's answer, and might want to come back and look at it later; I'd love to add this to a group called, say, "Useful Code".

I've favorited other posts since they had neat tricks in them, or because there were answers written on interesting theoretical computer science topics. Having different groups for all these areas would be immensely helpful in finding posts later.

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    I would be happy if I could just search my favorites.
    – user102937
    Mar 9, 2012 at 18:49
  • @Robert - that would be better than nothing, but with some of the amazing changes I've been seeing the SE team make, the above should be relatively easy. Mar 9, 2012 at 18:53
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    No good deed goes unpunished. :)
    – user102937
    Mar 9, 2012 at 18:56
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    @Robert - I hope that comment doesn't cause Nick Craver to come hunt me with a salad fork... Mar 9, 2012 at 18:57
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    This post is not nearly contentious enough for me to earn any rep on.
    – casperOne
    Mar 9, 2012 at 19:26
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    I have favorited your feature request :-) Mar 9, 2012 at 20:00
  • SALAD FORK ENGAGE! Seriously though, I'll be taking another look at this in the coming weeks, as soon as rep bugs are finished and Dalgas and I get to the OR backup web tier, next is moving search onto some centralized servers along with the tag engine (Marc's already working on this). Mar 9, 2012 at 20:27
  • @Nick - sweet! Should this be status:planned??? Mar 9, 2012 at 20:28
  • @AdamRackis - Not yet, I have an idea of how to do this, whether it'll perform well is another matter...will have to code it up and test it. The performance of search will be very, very different on the service boxes (the indexes are moving into memory, speeeeeeeeeeed), so we'll have to see what happens. Mar 9, 2012 at 20:30
  • +1, it is a shame I use a .txt for grouping really important things
    – ajax333221
    Mar 10, 2012 at 2:43
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    @NickCraver I guess that was "in the coming 6-8 weeks". Any update? Apr 15, 2014 at 4:50
  • A related post: Favorites improvements - search, categorize, personal tags, add note, favorite answer. (One answer mentions a GreaseMonkey script available on Stack Apps - but I did not manage to get it working: Favourites Enhancer: Tag favourites and add personal notes.)
    – Martin
    May 5, 2020 at 19:37
  • @NickCraver Back in 2012 you left here some comments about this feature request. If you remember, could you maybe post an answer describing the ideas you had - so that other users can give some feedback in them. (If something like this is considered for implementation at some point in the future, the discussion here might serve as an inspiration.)
    – Martin
    May 29, 2021 at 4:46
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    I would say that the planned changes are in this direction: Bookmarks Are Evolving Into Saves.
    – Martin
    Sep 14, 2022 at 3:31

2 Answers 2


With the launch of the Saves feature recently, this is now possible. Custom lists can be created to organize your favorite saved content (now supporting saving answers as well!) As such, I've added the label.


While they’re not arbitrary groups, your favorite questions are already sorted into groups — they’re just normal question tags. You can search for:

Infavorites:mine [sporks]

to find all your favorite spork questions. In fact, because this is a regular search, you can use any advanced or non-advanced search feature that you would normally use to find a question.

(And if you can’t find the question about bread you’re looking for when you search for [butter-knife] Infavorites:mine toast you could consider editing the question to add more relevant keywords — hopefully you’ll help someone else find the question too.)

  • The site tags are not sufficient for grouping the bookmarks. That's only if I want to find all Java questions I've bookmarked. I cannot do anything to separate duplicate targets from questions of personal interest. The latter category can very well be split into several: "want to answer" (but I'll probably do it later), "want to refer to" (no answering - useful information, though), "want to delete" (can't right now, I'll have to wait), and more. That's not based on the properties of a question but my intent when I bookmarked it.
    – VLAZ
    Mar 12, 2021 at 8:36

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