I have been using Stack Overflow for a while now and realized what a great source of knowledge the answers are across many topics.

In many cases, I thought that it would be useful to have the option to save some questions and their answers in a special "list". Later, I could visit this list and read again the answers I got before making a decision.

Are there any plans that will allow users the ability to save answers and/or questions in a list?

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If you click the star below the voting section on a question (to the left of the question), it will be saved to your favourites. You can then keep track of all the questions and their answers as they will be saved on the Favorites tab in your account.

screenshot from Dariusz found here

  • i cannot see a star under the voting question...Do you mean for questions that i have submitted/asked ?
    – Andreas
    Aug 28, 2009 at 15:27
  • You should see the little star on the left of a question. Click that and it will glow. That means it's been saved to your favourites list.
    – random
    Aug 28, 2009 at 15:29
  • @unknown: It under the votes for the question specifically, not the answer.
    – John Rudy
    Aug 28, 2009 at 15:33
  • So many spiders crawling on the page.
    – random
    Aug 29, 2009 at 0:40
  • @random I replaced the image that was hosted on imageshack as that one went 404. If you happen to have the original or want to create a new one you can upload it and replace what have edit in for now
    – rene
    Dec 8, 2017 at 20:37
  • Quick note - since this was posted, 'favourites' became 'bookmarks' and is now 'saves' Oct 5, 2022 at 1:44

As of 2022 - there's 2 mechanisms to do so.

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You can follow a post or save it

Follows treats a question like 'one of your own' - you get notifications of new answers and comments.

While its a nascent feature - and there may be more to come, saves

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Saves lets you organise things into lists and add annotations to the posts, which is useful for say you need to create a list for a project.


Taking this a logical step further, let's say you are really more interested in a specific answer than the question itself. S[OFU] doesn't need a new feature for you to manage this; you already have it: Your browser's bookmarks or favorites list. You can create folders, organize as needed, and have everything you need just a click or two away at any time.

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    that is a non-solution. I will have to sync my browser bookmarks across different computers - home, work, etc.. Now please don't suggest to use a tool to keep bookmarks in Sync :-)
    – Jus12
    Mar 17, 2011 at 8:27

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