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Favorite projects


Would be a nice feature if users could mark “favorite projects” and they would appear like “My projects” does in a separate list.
Closed Jul 7, 2009 at 10:16 PM by
This feature has been added as of the 6 July 2009 deployment. See announcement at

Please open a new issue to track RSS feed, if people are interested in following their favorite projects that way.


interscape wrote Mar 8, 2007 at 4:49 AM

This is a huge thing and you guys should definitely do it.

markheath wrote Mar 9, 2007 at 3:35 PM

this would also get around everyone publicly tagging projects with things like "watch"

auchoa wrote Apr 23, 2007 at 8:35 PM

Definetely a must have.

auchoa wrote Apr 23, 2007 at 8:35 PM

Definetely a must have.

markheath wrote May 23, 2007 at 4:27 PM

it would also be good if you could then subscribe to an RSS feed for all your favourites to see when they make new releases / check in code etc

Jouketje wrote Dec 25, 2007 at 9:37 PM

I would love this feature... please make it!

PandaWood wrote Jan 28, 2008 at 12:09 AM

I was actually looking for this on my Profile page, and was slightly disappointed when I didn't find it. Would be extremely useful.

benoit808 wrote Feb 27, 2008 at 7:43 PM

I'll add my vote for this feature

michaelAngelo wrote Mar 24, 2008 at 1:40 PM

How many votes are needed to raise this feature's priority?

jawwadalam wrote Apr 21, 2008 at 9:40 PM

I have also voted for this.

DarthObiwan wrote Apr 29, 2008 at 7:59 PM

I agree, a must have. I have a hard time finding a project I've come across before that may have just been added or needed more work that I want to check back up on later to see how it's progressed.

triplez wrote May 17, 2008 at 9:07 PM

Yes. I have a hard time trying to monitor those projects I want to keep up with.

MikeSL wrote Jun 10, 2008 at 1:39 AM

This is painful not to have this feature. Please add some capability to keep a running list of "watched" projects, without having to subscribe to a separate RSS feed for each one. I have a dozen feeds subscribed, but I'd prefer to be able to browse a page on (e.g. "/MyFavoriteProjects.aspx") and see an aggregated set of feeds for those projects I've "subscribed".

ITLackey wrote Jun 18, 2008 at 5:37 AM

Is this in the works yet? It is a much needed feature...

yorkrj wrote Jun 18, 2008 at 10:38 PM

Just tag the project with "favorite" and it will be available in the Tags section of your Profile Page.

yorkrj wrote Jun 18, 2008 at 10:47 PM

I take it back... tagging with "favorites" won't work because you see projects that anyone tagged as favorite. A cludge would be to tag it with your username. Still not perfect but it's a suitable workaround that I'm using... unless someone else decides to start tagging with my username.

AnthonySteele wrote Jul 23, 2008 at 11:11 AM

I agree with this. Seeing as you can't simply add yourself to a project, it would help to be able to put in your personal favourites / bookmarks / watch list

AnthonySteele wrote Aug 8, 2008 at 11:07 AM

I've spotted an interesting aside to this: if you have a patch accepted on a project, it is listed in your projects, with role "uploaded patch".
If your patch has not yet been accepted, you are not listed.

IDisposable wrote Dec 19, 2008 at 9:51 PM

Especially if you then let me have an RSS feed of all of the news for ALL of my favorite projects.

koyama wrote Feb 11, 2009 at 12:27 AM

Contrary to previous comments, I would not like to see this feature. There is enough mess already. Moving the entire browser chrome into the web page is not the way to go. Most web developers have finally started to realize this and we should already have learned from mistakes made especially during years 2000-2005.

What is it exactly you are expecting from this feature? Watch what? I agree that it is not easy to track work items, but there is already a feature request for this.

Also, remember that CodePlex is not the only site where you want to watch projects. Each project hosting would need to implement their own "favorite projects" feature. They will each differ slightly and you will have to get familiar with each implementation.

It think we should not ask CodePlex to duplicate features this way. It makes more sense to have global project monitoring via feeds where you can keep track of ALL the projects you are interested in (CodePlex, SourceForge, Google Code, whatever...) from one page. This kind of thing already exists in the form of Google Reader or the like.

CVertex wrote Feb 28, 2009 at 7:00 AM

yeah, google code has this. There are sooo many cool projects on here, i just tag them with cool instead of favouriting.
Favourites/Watching would make more sense. Then again, if there's a 15k postback that takes a few seconds to roundtrip, maybe favouriting isn't such a good idea. Efficiency fail.

unruledboy wrote Mar 24, 2009 at 4:07 AM

yes, I like that feature very much, please add it!

yasirmturk wrote Apr 25, 2009 at 6:03 AM

this is a very basic feature

DonReba wrote Jun 17, 2009 at 12:07 AM

RSS subscriptions work great. No need for this feature. ^_^