Not sure if this is the best place to ask this but I'll ask :)

Is it possible to flag questions for your own reference? Not the star thing.

What I'd like to do is be able to flag a question that I have no clue how to answer so I can continue helping answer questions I have a clue about.

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I'm not sure what you are trying to achieve. If I want to flag a question that I want to remember to answer later (or research answers for), I use the star. You can see all questions you have starred by visiting your profile page and clicking Favorites (e.g. mine is here).

If you want to "hide" the question, there's no way to do that I'm aware of. You can use the "ignored tags" feature if for example there is a particular topic you know nothing about which gets lots of questions (e.g. stash, assets). However, it's much easier to just follow the tags you DO know about.

  • Stars are the opposite of what I want to do. I want to filter out stuff I know for sure I can't answer. The biggest help this would be is if I want to be sure to go through and answer "unanswered" questions. Without being able to clear out things I don't know I always end up with a slew on top that I have to navigate through. Following tags you do know would be overwhelming, not easier IMHO. For instance I'd love to follow add-on development but if something pops up about the Structure add-on I don't really know anything about Structure nor care to use it. Mar 10, 2013 at 19:35
  • Well, don't feel obliged to look at and either answer or "clear out" every single question :) Generally I open the site each day, scroll down the home page and unanswered questions list, and open any in a new tab that interest me. We don't really have any control over the platform here, we can only help you figure out how best to use it. Mar 11, 2013 at 2:26
  • @eedfwChris For what you're describing, I would suggest explicitly ignoring Structure tagged questions.
    – Aarthi
    Mar 11, 2013 at 23:28
  • I think this would be a great addition for people consistently answering questions. It can all seem overwhelming after awhile so being able to "dim" questions individually instead of with ignore tags would be awesome!
    – Anna_MediaGirl Mod
    Mar 13, 2013 at 14:32
  • You have to remember though that this platform is designed for Stack Overflow which gets 7,300 questions per day. So in that context, no one is ever going to be at a point where they are dimming/hiding questions they have dealt with. That said, there is always the CSS a:visited color which we do have control over once we leave beta. Mar 13, 2013 at 17:16

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