Earlier I wrote and posted an answer to this question:

Order of prepositions "of" and "by"

Somehow, in the process of making one or two edits almost immediately, the flag under the Downvote triangle changed colour, with the mouseover message "Unsave this answer".

There is nothing in this site's help information to explain this feature.

So my questions:

  • What triggered this flag, which has never happened before?

  • How is "Unsaving" different from Edit?

1 Answer 1


Saves are the new Bookmarks. (Or, since you've been here a while, they're just like Favorites were.) But they're better! What that means is that you can create organized, searchable lists of posts (use the in:saves search operator). Yes, you can save answers too. If you're saving someone else's post, you won't get inbox notifications from it (that's what following is for).

It has nothing to do with editing. You just misclicked.

You can manage your Saves in your profile. It's the tab at the top that says "Saves".

See Bookmarks have evolved into Saves

  • In other words, the saving in question is saving in a particular user's 'private' list of the posts that the user is specially interested in, rather than, as the OP reasonably assumed, on the publicly displayed parts of the site. That is a very confusing way of using save.
    – jsw29
    Commented Dec 27, 2022 at 18:35
  • @jsw29 Yup, and a lot of people said how much they hated the name when it first came out. "Bookmarks" was better but I guess they didn't want to reuse the name. (I guess it's better than "favorites" since a lot of people have lists of posts they don't like but want to follow up with.)
    – Laurel Mod
    Commented Dec 27, 2022 at 18:57
  • Thanks for the clarification.
    – Shoe
    Commented Dec 28, 2022 at 7:19

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