I edited my question because it was closed. The side effect is that the answer I received becomes a "good workaround" instead of "good answer". Please let me know if this prevents the question from reopening and in any case please give me another chance before you delete it.
- I have a problem and a web search suggests it's a very common problem. I found lots of "promising" questions (in this specific case, this with score 39 on one SE site and that with score 53 on another with a lot of overlap).
- I have started going through the answers, but the issue is intermittent.
- I quickly find that I can no longer remember what I've already tried.
Let's create a clever method to track the answers I've already tried.
Sure, I could keep a list in a spreadsheet, but that would probably be just as useful as a chalkboard, or printing out all the answers for storage in a drawer.
Below is the suggested behavior of the UI that would answer my question. Note that I am proposing a single feature designed to solve a single problem. I am not proposing multiple features here.
I'm hoping for an interface where I can do (some of) the following:
- create a "project" for each issue I'm troubleshooting,
- pin some questions,
- go through the answers, maybe one question at a time, maybe in the order of answer score across all the questions I pinned.
- tick off the answers I tried.
I think it would need to be part of the Stack Exchange ecosystem, because it would probably need to understand the logic of answer score etc.
I just started a job where I'm using Jira for the first time - I'm a total noob at it, but it seems like it could do what I'm after to some extent.