Forum:Bookmark Questions Feature For Biostar
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Raygozak ★ 1.4k

I think i'm finding very often the need to bookmark interesting questions to follow up. Is this on the Biostar roadmap?

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As Josh Herr already wrote, perhaps you may have missed that the bookmark function already exists. Click on the flag below the vote to bookmark a question, and you will receive notifications when there are new answers or comments. You can also see a list of your bookmarks, but entering your profile and clicking on "Bookmarks" Raygozakbookmarks/

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I don't quite understand what feature you are in need of. If you click on the bookmark flag under the vote number (the "Click to add bookmark") on the post this will save that respective post in your bookmarks. Do you need something more than this?

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The bookmarking feature needs to be made more visible. We are considering adding a tab called My Posts that would contain posts that a user has created/bookmarked/voted.

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I have come to realise that I want to get notifications of every comment, post or question from specific people in my field (bioinformatics) because this is a fast advancing field and this would help me to keep up. Is there a way to follow the activity of specific biostars?

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I don't think you can do this at the moment (Albert will confirm it), but notice that you can configure your favorite tags, by going to your profile, clicking on the green button "Edit Info", and adding your tags separated by '+' symbols.

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How about setting up an RSS feed to follow multiple users by including userids separated by '+' ? See http://www.biostars.org/rss/

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Well maybe I am misunderstanding what you need but this seems to be an existing feature listed on that page

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Yes, it exists and it works! I had added you and I just saw your comment in my feed.

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Emily 23k

A related question. I see items on Biostar labelled "1 boomark" or "2 boomark". I assume these are supposed to say "1 bookmark" or "2 bookmark"? Is this a typo?

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Those are supposed to indicate how many people have bookmarked the post itself. An answer in the thread may also be bookmarked but that won't be shown there.

But the bookmarked tab on top will show both the top level and answers sorted by the number of bookmarks.

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Yes, but they say BOOMARK, not BOOKMARK

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ahem oh ok, I did not notice that even when you wrote that out - wasn't sure what you even meant. Let me fix that.

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ok fixed, sorry about the typo - come to think of it what would a boomark be - I guess it would be earned by giving out scary advice

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I only noticed it a few days ago and I did wonder whether they were some kind of weird warning mark!

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