Am I alone in thinking that it would be confusing and unnecessary to have a "save for later" feature in the form of "favourite" as well as "save for later" in the form of "bookmark" side by side?
@Gargron yes because i dont use favorite to mean "save for later"
Another instance I used to be active on actually forked the original code to add a "save for later" function, which:
a) acted more like a bookmark function
b) didn't send a notification to the person whose toot you were saving
I used it sparingly because I was using it for toots I truly wanted to save for later, rather than "favourite," which I mostly use as a sort of "thumbs up" acknowledgement of a good post.
@gargron No need to change terminology.
In fact, polite fictions can be socially useful. (And "Like" is a little too narrow in its meaning.)
But, as a practical matter, I don't think the star button is fulfilling the role of a bookmark feature, even if we _call_ it "Favorite".
A true "bookmark" feature would not send a notification.
When a feature sends a notification, it is adopted socially as a form of communication.
I think it's important to understand that a large amount of people use the favourite button basically as a "like" button to give positive feedback to the person posting, which is not the same thing as wanting to save something to find later, which I personally would do for far fewer posts than I fave
@Gargron I don't think I quite understand the point? Isn't that what favorites are for?
@Gargron probably, yeah
@gargron I would like to save posts for later that I don't necessarily like. I just want to save them to respond later or to refer back to them later.
@Gargron Just bookmark will do.
@Gargron agree with you, not necessary. if i wanted to save a post but not boost/fav it for whatever reason, i'd just screenshot, or copy the link to it and save it somewhere
@Gargron That's what I thought at first but there's a point somewhere.
Favourites are often used as "likes" or "loves" instead of saving for later I think
@Gargron favourites aren't really a "save for later" though, those get sent to someone
@Gargron I'm firmly in the camp of those who would like the two separated. I'd like to be able to give people affirmation by favouriting (or better, liking, because favourite is too extreme) their posts and I'd like to separately save some things to read for later.
@Gargron The first one, liking, is by nature public. Saving or bookmarking for later reading is I think something one can do privately.
@Gargron it probably would but it may not be a bad thing to do something like the twitter retweet button where if you hover or dwell on it it pops up an options menu, then one option is "Read Later" the other is "Bookmark" then just expose them more easily to the user and possibly make the default action of hitting the bookmark button configurable.
@gargron No, cause I'm using the Favourites for anything that I want to read later as well as Favourites (sorta like a bookmark item)
@Gargron „save for later“ will be a nice Feature, if it‘s used to save a draft of a toot.
And nothing else.
@Gargron yeah just bookmark will do I really find them useful to not lose / miss something I am following (like news) and I am collecting sources to write what I think of afterward
@Gargron bookmarking into folders will be awesome.
@Gargron I think that a crucial difference in implementation is that a bookmark should not be visible for anyone else. Other than that, the name suggests different functions; newcomers might not consider the possibility of using favorite to save something, because they think it is just a "rank".
Not saying having both (or either) is necessary. There are plenty of solutions for bookmarking general internet links.
@Gargron bookmarks helps us, it helps us save news articles we want to read later
@Gargron When I want to bookmark a link, I bookmark it? Another bookmark function is unnecessary?
@Gargron favorite is for long term reference. Bookmark is for short term. And bookmarking a toot won't show up in notifications, while favouriting it would.
@Gargron Used the favourite icon to bookmark on Twitter for many years until Twitter prostituted the platform with “like”.
I think it would be a good distinction, like to like, bookmark for future reference.
@Gargron I use "favorite" as favorite and bookmark. A bookmark without notification would great.
@Gargron Does anyone actually use favorite as a "save for later" button?
@BadAtNames Well, I do
@Gargron I'm surprised by that
@Gargron some of us are habituated to positively reacting to posts by favouriting them. We bookmark the stuff we want for future references.
It's not redundant. Please add. 🌺
@Gargron I also use favorites as likes, we're humans, we like to show appreciation, and would be nice to have a like button and a bookmark button as separate functions.
@Gargron I'd use the hell out of a bookmark button. Right now my save-for-later's get lost among my I-appreciate-your-worthwhile-post's
@Gargron They're both important. We often like posts for various reasons. But having an equally easily accessible feature for bookmarks will help in bookmarking important things.
@Gargron what would be the difference though. Isnt both the same like for future reference 🤔
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