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When I favourite a question, it may be for a number of reasons. For example:

  • One or more answers were (very) helpful, and I would like to reference them later.
  • It may be an interesting read/answer, but don't have time now.
  • It's an interesting newly posted question with no answers yet, but I'd like to see what answers will be provided.
  • It's an interesting question and I may be able to provide an answer, but don't have the time to write one.
  • I suspect that one of the answers may be wrong or needs improvement, but don't have time to investigate.
  • It's a canonical question I often link to when explaining something or marking something as a duplicate.
  • ... perhaps more ...

Unfortunately, they're are lobbed together in one big list, which is not very easy to navigate. In fact, it's a real pain to navigate.

There are a number of things that could be improved, but the easiest way with the largest gains is to allow assigning a category or tag to a favourite question.

Just one category per question would be fine; for all I care, they don't even have to be named by every individual user, having 10 pre-made categories named "1" to "10" and/or coloured would already be good enough IMHO and already a large improvement over the current situation.


There is a related question here from 4 years ago, but that's a whole wish-list of feature requests, this is a more specific feature request. That question does include an answer with nice mockups.

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  • @FishBelowtheIce I came across that question in my searches, but as I understand it, it's asking for something different (adding a private note or comment to a favourite question). – Martin Tournoij Mar 11 '15 at 15:49
  • See my answer over here. – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Mar 13 '15 at 20:52

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