Along similar lines, it would also be helpful to be able to have away to save, or reference, threads that were particularly interesting so that they can be revisited in the future. Something like a personal archive where articles could be tagged in a way that makes sense to me, rather than the Cake community in general.
Definitely! This is actually one of my pet peeves with all sorts of "communication platforms", whether it's Facebook, Google+, many old BBS or now Cake. I'm often seeing an interesting conversation, but either don't have the time right now to read all of it, or don't want to type a lengthy reply on my phone. In those cases, I'd like to set a reminder by pinning, starring, adding to a shortlist or whatever you might want to call that feature.
"Following" a conversation is something that goes in the right direction - but it's not quite there, because following and then opening the "Following" feed means that I still have to actively remember why I followed a specific conversation among all the others that appear there - if it even appears there when I open the feed, it might randomly be buried by others that are more active at the time of my visit.
Anyway, back to the original question of finding interesting conversations. I'm mostly switching between two different feeds:
- Primarily "For You", with sorting set to "Interesting" - my thinking here is that this sort mode will most likely get me those conversations that had multiple new posts since my last visit.
- Secondarily, "All" sorted by "New" - because that should randomly show me some conversation starters that I might be interested in even if I'm not currently following their topics.
I'm notoriously bad at managing my interests via topics, so this is a good alternative for me. I still wish it was a little easier to deal with topics, though. :)