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Update Oct 6

Maintenance is complete: all bookmarks have been migrated to Saves across all network sites, including Stack Overflow. All saves, saved lists, private notes, and bookmarks are now available in Saves.

Update #2 Oct 5

Site is stable again.

Saves is enabled again for all users network wide. Your saves, saved lists, private notes, and migrated bookmarks should be available to you now. Bookmarks that were made during the outage period will be unavailable until we finish migrating tonight.

All bookmarks should migrate tonight. Until then, sites are either fully migrated or not migrated. The only exception is Stack Overflow which is still partially migrated with 360k of 14mil bookmarks migrated.

We have a maintenance window planned starting at 00:00 UTC. If all goes as expected, it should be done by 02:00 UTC.

Update Oct 5

Saves has been temporarily disabled network-wide due to some site performance problems. These problems didn't appear until partway through migrating existing bookmarks into saves. We've temporarily reverted to Bookmarks.

  • All saves, private notes, saved lists, and migrated bookmarks are unavailable. They are still saved in the database and will be available again when we turn Saves back on.
  • All unmigrated bookmarks are currently available while Saves is disabled and Bookmarks is turned on. When we turn Saves on again, we'll resume the migration.

The migration was partially applied and will resume once we've fixed the performance issues and turned Saves back on.

  • Some network sites were completely migrated, and your bookmarks were successfully turned into saves in the "For later" list. These migrated saves are unavailable until Saves is turned back on.
  • Some network sites were not yet migrated at all, and your bookmarks are untouched. These bookmarks are available as they were before the Saves launch.
  • Stack Overflow was the only site partially migrated
    • Around 360k bookmarks were turned into saves
    • Around 14mil bookmarks are still bookmarks

We will post updates on this Meta post as well as on Stack Status.


Update Oct 4

Saves is now officially live on Stack Overflow and across Stack Exchange sites! The migration process will take some time to process as there are millions of bookmarked questions to migrate over. If you’re not seeing any questions you previously bookmarked, that means they haven’t been processed yet.


TL;DR: We're always working to make knowledge more accessible and easier to reuse, so we're excited to announce that we're making some feature updates to facilitate that. Later this quarter, Bookmarks are being renamed to Saves, as well as getting a suite of upgrades to make the feature more useful and robust.

To better understand how the community reuses knowledge, we've conducted a study on bookmarking habits, asked in the general survey how users interact with saved content, and looked through Meta posts to better understand how the Bookmarks feature is used and what needs we can serve better.

In the survey, 62% of respondents reported saving content for future use. One of the surprising uses we learned about was users creating an ad-hoc to-do list with their bookmarks. We also made use of Meta to look through community requests, including requests for better organization, being able to save answers, and even community-supported projects to add notes to your saved content. We felt we had enough feedback to seriously upgrade this experience and build out those desired paths with native support.

An overview of the new features you'll see with Saves:

  • The ability to save answers
  • The ability to create and manage custom lists to better organize saved content
  • The ability to create private notes on saved posts
  • The in:saves search operator (which only shows your own saved posts)

Screenshot of the new "Saves" tab of an imaginary user's Stack Overflow profile page. It displays the new Saves heading in the heading bar.

Here we get to show off the new dedicated tab on your profile page, which serves to increase visibility of the new knowledge reuse tools. On the left, you'll see the new "For later" section, which is where saved content defaults to. This was inspired by those users who used bookmarking as a way to create a to-do list for later site activities – but the sorting fun doesn't end there.

Screenshot showing a custom list of saved posts on an imaginary user's Stack Overflow profile page. It displays an example of a private note on a saved post.

Not only can you create multiple saved lists, but now you can also leave specific private notes for each saved question or answer. Use this as you see fit – collect thoughts, remind yourself why you saved a post in the first place, or draft responses. These notes are private to you, as are all of your lists and saves.


FAQs

What will happen to my existing bookmarks?

We will be migrating over your existing bookmarks into the default “For later” Saves list. Once we enable the Saves feature, the migration process will take some time to process as there are millions of bookmarked questions to migrate over. If you’re not seeing any questions you previously bookmarked, that means they haven’t been processed yet.

What sites will the Saves feature be available on?

The Saves feature will be available network-wide on Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange sites. However, Stack Overflow for Teams is not included in the initial rollout.

Can I save a post to multiple lists?

Currently, we are only allowing a post to be saved to a single list.

Will my saved posts and lists be public?

Nope! When we launch, all of the saved posts, custom lists, and private notes you create will be private moving forward. The existing Bookmarks tab on your network profile page will also be rebranded to Saves and made private.

Are you adding any new badges?

Absolutely! With the ability to save answers now, we will be adding two new badges for you to earn: Favorite Answer (Silver Badge) and Stellar Answer (Gold Badge), awarded when answers are saved by 25 and 100 users, respectively. The badge list will be updated to reflect these new additions.

What happens to the existing badges I’ve earned with the previous bookmarks feature?

We will be carrying over the existing badge progress associated with the Favorite Question and Stellar Question badges.

Can moderators see my saved posts and private notes?

Moderators will not be able to see or interact with your saved posts and private notes.

What happens if a post I saved has been deleted?

We will be preserving the existing behavior: If you have the access to moderator tools privilege, you will be able to see deleted posts in your saved lists. If you haven't earned this privilege yet, you will only be able to view deleted posts that you have authored.

What changes will be made to search?

We are removing the ability for users to search other users’ saved posts. The current search operators inbookmarks:mine and inbookmarks:<userid> will no longer yield any results. Users can now search their own saved posts using the in:saves search operator. The Help Center page on searching will be updated to reflect this change.

What happens to my saved posts if I have multiple accounts that need to be merged together?

If you have saved posts in both accounts, your saved lists and posts will be merged together when the accounts are merged.

What changes will be made to the user profile and network profile pages?

On your user profile page, the Bookmarks section under Activity > Summary will be hidden now that we have a prominent menu item and Saves will be private. Additionally, the Bookmarks tab on the network profile pages will also be hidden as we re-evaluate how this will work with answers being supported now. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will provide future updates on this.


We're really excited to address so many requests as part of this upcoming upgrade. Let us know what you think of the new features!

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    "Will my saved posts and lists be public? Nope!" Finally!. Thank you!!
    – 41686d6564
    Commented Sep 13, 2022 at 15:04
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    Is the name set in stone? Saves reads like a verb (Mary saves money) and in:saves just makes no semantic sense to me, I would expect in:saved or is:saved instead.
    – terdon
    Commented Sep 13, 2022 at 15:04
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    Related feature requests: the "Favorites Tab" section of this answer: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/319375/… Would very much love to see all of these requets/concerns addressed here.
    – TylerH
    Commented Sep 13, 2022 at 15:10
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    I was about to downvote and explain that "Bookmarks" are a much more simple and known term, and "Saves" is too vague, however, then I read further to discover you're turning this into something much much bigger. Kudos! Commented Sep 13, 2022 at 15:10
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    Will Saved posts be available via SEDE? It's very helpful to see who has bookmarked a post currently. I really hope that we (or at least mods) can still see who bookmarked a post and when.
    – Dharman
    Commented Sep 13, 2022 at 15:12
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    The concept sounds good, but the name is horrible. Commented Sep 13, 2022 at 15:17
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    @TylerH yes of course it is, but in the absence of context it just really feels odd to me. More importantly, an item that has been saved isn't something a native speaker (or at least this native speaker) would ever refer to as "a save". I would perhaps call the action of saving it a save but once saved, whatever it is that was saved is not a save itself. If I grab my hat just as it was flying overboard, you might say "nice save!", but you would be referring to the action I took to save it and not to the hat itself.
    – terdon
    Commented Sep 13, 2022 at 15:33
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    It's not clear why the rename is necessary. Bookmarks are already things that users have saved for future revisiting. That's why we renamed the feature from the original Favorites to Bookmarks, because Favorites didn't make sense for how it was used in practices. But it's not clear how we went from confirming that feedback in the survey to wanting to rename the feature to something more generic and confusing. Why is Saves better than Bookmarks here?
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Sep 13, 2022 at 15:42
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    @animuson that's worthy of new answer, having better chance to get response and making it easier to follow as well. (Personally I thought the same at first, but then realized it's a good idea to make it clear this new thing has much more to it than before) Commented Sep 13, 2022 at 15:46
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    @ShadowTheKidWizard I'm pleased to announce that Saves is now officially live on Stack Overflow and across the network sites!
    – tanj92 Staff
    Commented Oct 4, 2022 at 16:47
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    Woke up to this fire! I love the smell of website instability in the morning right before my vacation. Scaling to the millions is always tricky... We are on the final stages of testing a PR to address this, all going well everything should be re-enabled in a few hours. We'll then resume migrations tonight, no data will be lost (soft-deletion FTW). Thank you for your patience folks, we're excited for you to see this new feature, and to work with you on constantly improving it over time. Apologies for the delay and any inconveniences this is causing.
    – Felippe Rangel StaffMod
    Commented Oct 5, 2022 at 15:15
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    @Michael oh you... I see what you did there. In all seriousness though, feel free to bookmark this, any new bookmarks will also be migrated to Saves.
    – Felippe Rangel StaffMod
    Commented Oct 5, 2022 at 16:06
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    Saves are back up, we'll be monitoring and migrating bookmarks slowly. Official comments on it coming soon to the main post.
    – Felippe Rangel StaffMod
    Commented Oct 5, 2022 at 18:53
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    @gnat not the case, the Saves feature is it's own architecture separate from all of that (unlike Bookmarks which were technically just votes). If there's a bug in Roomba it's something else.
    – Felippe Rangel StaffMod
    Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 13:22
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    @ShadowTheKidWizard I'll leave it to the people handling the post's discretion, if they want to share they will. But TL/DR is that our code had some hard-to-test holes that only showed up when we threw millions of rows at it. After that and some index optimization at the database level we were ok.
    – Felippe Rangel StaffMod
    Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 13:24

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Bountied answers look cluttered because of the Saves button.

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Can you please increase the spacing between Saves button and bounty awarded label?

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It is possible to save a post to two "Saves lists" in at least one way, as described below.

In your question, you state:

Can I save a post to multiple lists?

Currently, we are only allowing a post to be saved to a single list.

However, the following demonstrates otherwise:

  1. select "Triage" from the REVIEW QUEUES drop down menu on the top bar on (Stack Overflow)
  2. click "History"
  3. click on an action in the Action column (Looks OK, Flag, etc.) of a post which has not already be added to any Saves list
  4. click on the "Saves" icon (which turns orange for me on SO)
  5. return to your profile page and click on the "Saves" tab button
  6. click on "All saves" and "Added" and the post will be listed twice in the "For later" list
  7. to move to a different list, click on the three dots menu for one of the duplicated posts and click on "Move to"
  8. select a different list (say, "Triage") and click "Done"

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  1. the post will appear to be listed in the "Triage" list twice

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  1. However, click on the "All saves" button and the page will refresh and now the post will be in two lists.

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I have not exhaustively investigated this further, but it appears that "Unsaving" a duplicated post removes both entries from both lists.

This bug may or may not be connected to another bug reported here — please note that the first four steps are identical.

This was tested on the first four review queues of Stack Overflow.

Only the Triage Review Queue demonstrated this behavior.

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    Able to replicate.
    – Luuklag
    Commented Oct 27, 2022 at 9:47
  • Hello, based on my recent comment in another bug report, the Saves button has been disabled from Review Queues. As such, I will be adding the status-declined tag.
    – tanj92 Staff
    Commented Nov 10, 2022 at 17:58
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The "Move to" dropdown includes the list where the post currently resides

This happens when browsing saved posts under "All saves":

...and even when browsing posts in that particular list:

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    Thanks for reporting! This has been ticketed for review.
    – tanj92 Staff
    Commented Nov 14, 2022 at 21:52
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Moving a post to a new list does not remove it from the current list until the page is refreshed

When browsing posts saved to a certain list and then clicking "Move to" to move it to another existing list, the post element gets immediately removed from the DOM. This is the expected behavior.

However, if the post is moved to a new list (i.e., "Move to" > "Create new list"), the post gets moved in the backend but remains displayed in the current list until the page is refreshed.

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    Thanks for reporting! This has been ticketed for review.
    – tanj92 Staff
    Commented Nov 14, 2022 at 21:41
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    A fix has been deployed. Please let us know if you're still experiencing issues. Thank you!
    – tanj92 Staff
    Commented Nov 28, 2022 at 15:58
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Will we be able to see our deleted list? I can see that deletion can be undone if I am quick enough, but if I change my mind about the deletion later, can I still undelete it?

Unrelated but, editing deleted list results in error 500. It's not a very good UX and I hope you will adjust it.

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    I don't think we should be testing the feature just yet, it's not published/ready. Commented Sep 19, 2022 at 15:01
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    @ShadowTheKidWizard Hence why I am not listing bugs yet, just suggestions on how to improve it.
    – Dharman
    Commented Sep 19, 2022 at 15:02
  • Sure, my point is better wait before we access a page we should not access yet, even if for a good cause, because for all we know, they might change it drastically. Commented Sep 19, 2022 at 15:16
  • (The main bug here, which annoys me, is they still let us access those pages, without officially saying "OK, it's ready for your testing, go ahead") Commented Sep 19, 2022 at 15:17
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The quarter has ended (July to September) and I cannot see Saves in my profile yet.

So, when are bookmarks evolving into Saves?

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    No worry, I've seen bugs where dev said "We're going to fix it this weekend!1!!" and it was fixed, well, a weekend 3-4 years later. So few weeks are really good so far. Commented Oct 1, 2022 at 6:15
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    Seriously though, SE just stopped posting their plans (aka "roadmaps"), the one for Q4 of 2021 was the last, so it's "We ship when it's ready, we don't know when" again like it was before. Commented Oct 1, 2022 at 6:25
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    I'm pleased to announce that Saves is officially live on Stack Overflow and across the network sites. I will create a community post to organize the bugs and feature requests soon. Thank you for your patience. Additionally, existing bookmarks will be migrated over and that will take some time to process as there are millions to process.
    – tanj92 Staff
    Commented Oct 4, 2022 at 16:49
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I created a save list called exception as shown in the screenshot:

saves in user profile

But if I try saving a post to it directly from the question the exception list isn't available:

saving a question

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When I use in:saves does it search only in the saved post - or in the other associated questions and answers.

For example:

  • If I saved an answer, and I combine in:saves with a tag - which is on the corresponding question, will the answer be among the results? (Well, this one was easy to test and the answer is Yes. Moreover, this is behavior consistent with the way search works with answer in general - the tags on questions are taken into account. So I'd say that this is the expected behavior.)
  • If I saved an answer and I use a in:saves together with a keyword which is contained in the question (but not in the answer), will the answer be among the results?
  • If I saved a question and I use a keyword which is in one of the answer - will the question be among the results?

I am asking this as rather than . I basically just want to find how it actually works - and I am not really sure which of the possibilities would be better.

I am pretty sure that I could find out this by myself by trying a few experiments - but some other users might wonder about the same thing, so it might be good to have some kind of "official" answer.

If this would be better as a separate question, let me know - I can delete this and repost.

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    The in:saves operator only works on the the posts you've saved.
    – tanj92 Staff
    Commented Dec 7, 2022 at 22:20
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When we un-Save a post, this is shown:

Question removed from saves.

or

Answer removed from saves.

Should it be "saves" or "Saves" (with a capital 's')?

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    Great question, as usual it's not consistent even in the announcement itself. Sometimes the author use "Saves", and sometimes "saves". Pity, because it indicates on a serious core problem: not paying attention to small details. And great things, as too many forget, are built from small things. This must be changed inside SO, or things will keep falling apart. :( Commented Oct 5, 2022 at 10:59
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    At a glance, it seems pretty consistent to me, with maybe 1 exception. When "Saves" is capitalized in the announcement (aside from at the start of a sentence), it's used to refer to the Saves feature itself (e.g. "An overview of the new features you'll see with Saves"). Otherwise, it's in all lowercase when used to refer to a post that you have saved (e.g. "migrating existing bookmarks into saves").
    – V2Blast
    Commented Oct 7, 2022 at 2:43
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After selection of a list in the Move to dialogue, the focus should be changed to the Done button. Otherwise, for every save, an extra click or Tab is required which makes the process additionally tedious if you're organizing a large number of saves.

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    This would be problematic for keyboard-only users, as once they use an arrow key to select the next option, they'd have to constantly Shift+Tab back to the dropdown menu to go next. Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 8:45
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog that's not what I'm saying, a menu item is selected after hitting Enter not moving up and down the list. What you're saying is nonsensical that pressing up or down selects the item (DDLs don't work that way).
    – bad_coder
    Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 8:46
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    If you press the arrow keys while there's focus on the dropdown without pressing space to open it and instead navigate it with arrow keys, the system will think you've selected the option you've changed to and act accordingly. See this bug report, starting with This also presents a problem for keyboard-only users. Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 8:49
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Why is Saves pop up shown to users who are not logged in?

Screenshot from Incognito mode:

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    Hello, this is by-design. The Saves popover will only displayed for a short period of time to promote awareness of the new feature. It will be hidden once the promotional period is over.
    – tanj92 Staff
    Commented Oct 18, 2022 at 20:15
  • @tanj92 Thanks for the explanation. I just wanted to ask you this: Is there any valid reason for it to be status-bydesign? Non-logged in users cannot save posts... so I kinda feel it's not needed to show this popup to such users. Commented Oct 19, 2022 at 0:57
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    The popover is used to promote a new feature to the largest audience which is anonymous users who aren't logged in. We will be analyzing any sign ups that are attributed to this feature to determine if we're seeing more users who sign up because they want to save and organize content.
    – tanj92 Staff
    Commented Oct 19, 2022 at 16:19
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Allow filters by tag(s)

I would say this is a good-to-have feature.

Once the number of saved posts (questions/answers) exceeds a certain number, we would have to go through each page and search by tag on the page. If we had an option to filter by tag(s), it would enable easy filtering.

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    That's already possible using the in:saves search operator, adding a tag. e.g. filter your Saves by the tag "fun". Commented Dec 28, 2022 at 11:32
  • @ShadowWizardChasingStars I don't think it is possible to filter by a tag on a list
    – Thiyagu
    Commented Dec 28, 2022 at 11:37
  • You didn't read my comment lol. Please read it and you'll understand. I never said there is filter by tag on a list because it does not exist. I gave alternative solution, to do exactly the same thing with something that does exist, namely the site search. Commented Dec 28, 2022 at 11:43
  • @ShadowWizardChasingStars Wouldn't in:saves search through all saves, not just a particular list?
    – Bergi
    Commented Dec 28, 2022 at 22:08
  • @Bergi yes, that is correct. The answer here does not mention anything about lists, just general filtering of the Saves so like I said, what I suggested gives exactly that. Commented Dec 29, 2022 at 7:09
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How do I see all my "saves" across SE without going to each site one-by-one? I don't know if I saved this-and-that post in English or Writing, or if I saved in on SU or SO. That was the main appeal of bookmarks. They were aggregated in a common place.

As far as I can tell, you did not make bookmarks "more useful and robust." You castrated them and are pretending it was an upgrade.

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

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I just noticed the saved mark is blue on MSE. Shouldn't it also be yellow?

blue save under vote score

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    No. It's the same color as the vote arrows, which is fine. Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 17:15
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    @ShadowTheKidWizard that's your opinion, it was yellow before -unless I'm mistaken- and I prefer the color, so it's not fine.
    – bad_coder
    Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 17:20
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    Each and their own taste, sure. I prefer it being consistent, and it was yellow before only because it was originally a star, which is yellow. Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 17:22
  • i mean... are all stars yellow?
    – Kevin B
    Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 20:24
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    @KevinB: Sounds like a good question to ask on Physics. (...I mean, it's probably a bit too basic, but you know... :P)
    – V2Blast
    Commented Oct 7, 2022 at 2:34
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    might already be asked on space exploration :D Commented Oct 7, 2022 at 5:32
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    Now the colour has been changed based on the theme of the respective site. It's dark orange in Ask Ubuntu. Commented Oct 8, 2022 at 18:25
  • @RandomPerson makes sense, apparently sites without theme have it in dark green..?!
    – bad_coder
    Commented Oct 8, 2022 at 18:31
  • @bad_coder Which site has it in dark green? In Literature, it looked blue. Commented Oct 8, 2022 at 18:37
  • @RandomPerson you're right it's a "greenish" blue...
    – bad_coder
    Commented Oct 8, 2022 at 18:51
  • @bad_coder I'm not sure if it's greenish. I am not good with colour names. I would call it dark blue. Commented Oct 8, 2022 at 18:53
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I noticed some redundancy in the "Saves" 'new list creation' command, there's two buttons on the same page that open the create 'New list' popup:

Saves webpage, showing New List popup.

  1. Perhaps it would be better if the blue "+" on the left was replaced with a number, showing the total number of lists.

    Another alternative would be to show your top ten lists, possibly with MRU under that, there's plenty of whitespace on the left to accommodate this.

  2. The "New list" popup doesn't look like it searches and displays your existing lists, so you can either avoid similar naming or copy and modify existing names to avoid some typing.

The "Feedback" offered in this answer is no so much a , it's to comment that the "Saves" webpage isn't at all fully baked (as has already been acknowledged), and that unlike raw cookie dough, raw cake isn't very good - your inviting a bunch of bug reports or feature requests that a better baker could avoid.

I thought we'd moved towards more thorough testing, hopefully this will be the case now.

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  • @sha, I'm not asking for a bug to be fixed, I'm asking for it to be a great UX when it goes live; a subject you frequently bring up, so I don't understand the opposition to this; nor am I curious.
    – Rob
    Commented Sep 16, 2022 at 21:30
  • After second read, I understand that, sorry. Commented Sep 17, 2022 at 6:27
  • It took me some time to understand the baker analogy and its good humor. I've grown weary of criticism on the board, precisely because of the design changes that caused so much disagreement. I actually think design issues themselves are less disruptive than the disagreement they cause.
    – bad_coder
    Commented Sep 23, 2022 at 22:13
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In terms of why the feature was renamed from Bookmarks to Saves — It was done in part because "save" is a bit more explicit than "bookmark" in terms of what the feature does. Bookmark is a great term for ebooks and browsers. When it comes to content consumption we wanted to make a clear distinction from what you would see with a browser's bookmark feature. "Bookmark a question" has a double meaning; do we mean bookmark the tab or the question itself?

I think that Shadow sums it up really nicely in his comment that at first glance, "saves" may seem too vague, but that these updates are actually something much bigger than some minor tweaks to bookmarks.

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    Just a quick question - why not "saved" as opposed to "saves"? I presume it was used in the technial sense of "saving data to a storage location" (for other readers - yes, this is a real term), but it's a bit too jargon-y to be easily parseable by general audience. [basically the same question that ColleenV's answer postulates] Commented Sep 13, 2022 at 21:45
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    That’s what I suspected, but “save” does not actually describe this feature better than “bookmark”. A bookmark is a saved link. The new part of this feature is more organizing bookmarks than changing the bookmarks themselves. Even something like “Folio” would be less confusing than “save” as a noun.
    – ColleenV
    Commented Sep 13, 2022 at 22:29
  • Collections would be a good name, but probably too similar to these collectives thingies, Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 11:12
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    @ColleenV that's the point, with Saves now, you can save multiple things from the same page (as answers can be saved too), it's not about bookmarking links, it's about saving content of interest into lists.
    – scoso
    Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 13:51
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    @SCoSO It doesn't actually save the content though. It saves a link to the content. Or is it really going to create a copy of the content of the answer/question? Bookmarks are not just links to web pages in common usage. It's also pretty common for them to refer to jumping around within a web page. I empathize with the desire to name it something different, and I know naming stuff is hard, but "Saves" is not a good name for this feature, especially in a global community where many people's first language isn't English.
    – ColleenV
    Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 15:07
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    Looking again at the screenshot, why did y'all use "3 Saved Items" instead of just "3 Saves" when describing the list? It's setting up inconsistent language that is going to be confusing. I really think there's a better term out there if "bookmark" is completely unusable for whatever reason.
    – ColleenV
    Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 15:24
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    @samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz We also already use Collections as a feature name within Teams. ;)
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 15:24
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    Bookmarks as a term were a thing before the internet, I don't think it is a huge issue that the SE bookmarks work a bit differently than browser bookmarks. I still think bookmarks are the better name for this. Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 21:24
  • @MadScientist well, I think we can't change the decision now, however after the change is live, it would be legit to start feature request asking to change the name again. With enough people supporting it, and more important, well explained reasons, they might reconsider. It happened before that they reverted a change only after pushing it, due to popular demand. Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 5:55
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    You can make a big improvement to something without having to invent a completely new name for it. 3D Connexion still keeps “mouse’ in their product name. It actually helps people understand what it does as opposed to calling it a “puck” or something.
    – ColleenV
    Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 11:24
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    "do we mean bookmark the tab or the question itself?" What? What does this distinction even mean? How would a feature on a website bookmark a tab? I don't know if you're trying to say that instead of bookmarking a URL/URI, you're bookmarking a question, but even that doesn't matter, because we don't ever move questions to a new URI, so there is no distinction. (Unless perhaps if a question gets merged or migrated, but it still redirects. What'll the "save" do?) There is nothing at all explicit about "save" compared to "bookmark". Save is a verb. Talk about a double meaning. Commented Sep 17, 2022 at 0:10
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    "we wanted to make a clear distinction from what you would see with a browser's bookmark feature" - uh, what exactly is that distinction? As far as I can tell, it works exactly like my browser's bookmarking feature: I can add and remove links to online content to/from lists (folders) and add comments/descriptions on the entries.
    – Bergi
    Commented Oct 4, 2022 at 20:52
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