I think it'd be beneficial if there was at least the option to consider all questions I've asked to be "interesting" (highlighted as if there was an interesting tag) regardless of whether or not the question is tagged with one of my interesting tags. I could understand some people not necessarily wanting it on by default, so I'm not sure what the default would be for this option if it existed but I definitely think it could be a useful option to give.

To me it just makes inherent sense that your own question is considered interesting, after all you wouldn't have asked it otherwise. So for that reason, highlighting it as such would serve the same purpose as highlighting questions with tags that you consider interesting except you are less likely to be looking for your own question with the intent of answering it like you would others' questions.

The one specific example that drove this was I posted a question and was interested in seeing where it sat on the "Active" and "Unanswered" queues since I know that once it falls down past a certain point it's less likely to be happened upon unless it's got interesting enough tags and/or search keywords so that people can find it.

edit: added clarification paragraphs

  • making everything have a higher "emphasis" just makes everything turn into noise
    – Earlz
    Commented May 7, 2010 at 19:20
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    If you think it would be beneficial, you should explain why.
    – nb69307
    Commented May 7, 2010 at 19:24
  • Oh wait. Your title doesn't match the body. Self Posts should be highlighted in my opinion, including questions you give answers to. This is assuming that Jeff doesn't plan on implementing some kinda custom notification settings for "subscribing" to the questions that you give an answer on
    – Earlz
    Commented May 7, 2010 at 19:26
  • To clarify for @Earlz - Self posts to me meant questions I asked. If there's a better concise term, let me know. I guess just "My own questions" would have worked but then it didn't sound like a general concept to put as a feature request. Commented May 7, 2010 at 19:50
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    Try "Self-authored posts"
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented May 7, 2010 at 19:54
  • @ccornet That's a good suggestion, edited. Commented May 7, 2010 at 20:15

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I'd think that the main benefit of the "interesting" highlighting would be to make it easier to discover content you'd be interested in. When you asked a question, you should already be very aware of it's existence and there really is no need to additionally try to get your attention for that question.

If anything, it would make much more sense to have a completely new and different highlighting for your own questions and answers.

  • The only potential downside to that is that it's a little more visual noise and then it potentially opens the door for "well now I want another classification with a different color" which could be a slippery slope. I do think this is a good suggestion though. Commented May 7, 2010 at 21:34

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