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Is there a way to bookmark threads for yourself for quick easy reference in the future?

Asked by cockswain (15254points) September 25th, 2010

Sometimes I want to use info from a previous thread to support a point in a current thread, or I’d like to find a link I’d seen/posted in some previous thread. If the threads aren’t fairly recent, they can be difficult to find by looking through my recent posts/questions, or can’t remember enough specific wording the the thread to do a useful search. Does Fluther have some functionality like this that I’ve missed? If not, do you think it would be useful? I know I would.

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iamthemob's avatar

(1) a lot of the more general topics have been gathered into a fluther: about (feminism) – it should be the first thing you see if you search for the topic in the results. If you know the wording of the thing you’re looking for, you might also get the answer as the result.

(2) in the thread you’re currently in, you can hit one of the topic buttons and see the questions relating to that topic.

(3) go to your account and scan through your questions/answers.

cockswain's avatar

Yes, but let’s say the topic is, say “atheism” and I’m looking for a link I liked in, say, I think Feb-April of this year. Searching the atheism topic on Fluther will give me LOTS of thread. Searching my account months back isn’t practical either.

iamthemob's avatar

Refine with more search terms. See if that works.

Also – there’s a permalink feature. I don’t know what it does…though… (dun dun duuuuun).

cockswain's avatar

I KNOW I can refine my search with more keywords. Sheesh. If that doesn’t work because I can’t think of keywords specific enough to dig out an old thread, I can’t find the info I’m looking for. Back to square one, which is my question.

If there is no way to do this, maybe it’s a feature other Flutherites would like too and the creators will consider adding if it’s feasible.

iamthemob's avatar

Nevermind then.

cockswain's avatar

Hey thanks for trying, but I addressed your suggestions in the details section already. No offense.

Sarcasm's avatar

There is no capability for that within Fluther.
But you can always utilize your browser’s bookmarks feature. All of the popular browsers have a sub-folder system, so you can have a folder within the bookmarks list for your favorite quips/questions. That’s the best suggestion I can give for now.
Or save them to a text document on your desktop. That’s what I do with a lot of things.

Seek's avatar

I hear you there, @cockswain

There have been more than a few times when I’ve been in a discussion and thought “Oh! @cockswain said something awesome about this a while ago…. what was it?” and then had to search forever to find the quip I wanted. By the time I eventually find the damn thing, the conversation had moved so far beyond my turn that there was no point in posting it.

I’d literally have to bookmark everything to avoid such an issue. Which wouldn’t avoid the issue at all. ^_^

laureth's avatar

I have this problem too. Very often, I’ll remember that someone posted a useful link, somewhere. Sadly, “Someone” and “Somewhere” don’t make great search terms.

cockswain's avatar

“Someone” should do “something” about this.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Check out Evernote. It’s one of many excellent bookmarking systems where you can clip pages (including links) of interest, and assign them tags that are meaningful to you.

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