Recommendation: Add a bookmark utility

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by WBahn, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. WBahn

    Thread Starter Moderator

    Mar 31, 2012
    There are occasional posts (and they are usually individual posts, but sometimes entire threads) that I would like to easily be able to refer back to. Doing a Search is hit and miss. What is needed is a "Bookmark" feature. This should be very easy for XenForo to add, so I am suggesting that this be passed on to them. Here is what I think would be useful:

    Add a "Bookmark" button next to the "Like" button and when you click it a dialog pops up giving you the option to enter a brief description of why you are bookmarking it.

    Then in your profile you have a list of all your bookmarked posts with fields giving the name of the thread, the thread starter, the post writer, the date of the post, the date you bookmarked it, and the description you entered (if any). There could also be a checkbox next to each one allowing you to make it public so that anyone visiting your profile can see the public list of posts you have bookmarked, and why.

    Unlike the "Like" feature, you should be able to bookmark your own posts. Frequently we want to refer someone to a particularly detailed post we've made previously.
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  2. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    Which describes a lot of my blog, which does not work as is under the new software.
  3. WBahn

    Thread Starter Moderator

    Mar 31, 2012
    The problem with using a blog for this purpose (which I have considered doing on many occasions) is the hassle factor.
  4. shortbus

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 30, 2009
    Now I know I'm not near to you guy's level, but what I do is have a folder in my bookmarks (firefox) for each forum I use. That way it's easy to find stuff later.
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  5. #12


    Nov 30, 2010
    That's a good idea, @shortbus
    I can take responsibility for my own bookmarks with options in Firefox. (It works.)
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