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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 '12 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. – Adam Rackis Mar 9 '12 at 18:53
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    No good deed goes unpunished. :) – user102937 Mar 9 '12 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... – Adam Rackis Mar 9 '12 at 18:57
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    This post is not nearly contentious enough for me to earn any rep on. – casperOne Mar 9 '12 at 19:26
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    I have favorited your feature request :-) – John Saunders Mar 9 '12 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). – Nick Craver Mar 9 '12 at 20:27
  • @Nick - sweet! Should this be status:planned??? – Adam Rackis Mar 9 '12 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. – Nick Craver Mar 9 '12 at 20:30
  • +1, it is a shame I use a .txt for grouping really important things – ajax333221 Mar 10 '12 at 2:43
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    @NickCraver I guess that was "in the coming 6-8 weeks". Any update? – Bernhard Barker Apr 15 '14 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 at 19:37
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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.)

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