There have been feature-requests in the past about option to favourite answers only but that has been declined

So, currently there is only one way to achieve both these things (at least only one way that I am aware of) and that is through favouriting the questions themselves.

I currently use favourites to keep track of questions whose answers I will be interested in tracking - as i get the intimation about changes for my favourites and already my favourites are going into multiple pages

If i also start adding any question which has an answer that is interesting / something i want to keep for reference as a favourite, i see two problems

  • Going through my favourites will be more painful as they will drastically increase in number.
  • Specifically for answers, this is compounded by the fact that my interest in a specific answer might not be so easy to associate from the questions title which is really the only thing that i am looking at in the favourites page (unless i click that link to see the actual question in whole).

So, my questions are

  • Is there any better mechanism already present, that i am not aware of, that makes it easier, especially to keep track of specific answers that might address the two problems that i have stated above?
  • Also, is there a way to search through just the text of my favourites?

1 Answer 1


Like you said, starring a question to favorite it is the best way to track it as if you owned the question -- that is, you will be notified of new answers and edits to the question.

As for searching through your favorites try the search options page


specifically you want infavorites:1

Note that you can also sort your favorites tab by activity; the topmost favorite in that sort order is the one with the most recently active.

  • I will try out the infavorites search. Regarding sorting the favourites, the thing is that if i add all questions having answers i am keen to retain for reference, they neednt even be recently active anyways. Thanks anyways!
    – Jagmag
    Dec 3, 2010 at 6:22
  • Tried out the infavorites search. That helps bigtime.
    – Jagmag
    Dec 3, 2010 at 6:26
  • The option infavorites:1 (or was it infavorites:mine) is no longer supported since the new search was introduced early 2011.
    – Arjan
    Jan 27, 2011 at 0:00
  • infavorites:mine is back: A new search engine for Stack Exchange
    – Lake
    Apr 17, 2013 at 4:19

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