Is there a way to "Save Favorite Games" on this website?

RestedPawn

I love my membership, just upgraded to diamond.  I play so many games, I lose track.  But every now and then there is a game I play that I really like and want to "highlight" for the future, without having to download to my computer.   Preferably, I'd like to "mark" games occasionally and save them to a special "favorite games" folder where I can re-access them here on the site, without ever needing to "download" them.  Does this ability exist, and if not, does the community think its a good idea?  I think it would be a very nice, and probably easy, addition to the programming here.

ilikewindmills
Copy the URL and paste it somewhere.
KiwiTai

You could copy the URL and save it as a bookmark in your web browser. Then you could give it a name like " My first win on chess.com" or "My best game" or anything else you like.

RestedPawn

the URL thing-bookmark is computer specific.  It is not nearly as good as a "favorites" folder that I can access no matter what computer I log into.   I would like to propose this idea as a cool feature to add to the site!

ilikewindmills
You could just put them in your profile description.
fischerrook

It is an interesting idea. You could separate your games by openings or whatever. Until the feature comes along, there are plenty of ways to keep the url on the site. Send it to yourself in a message. 

RestedPawn

How to make a suggestion to the programmers here?  It would be a very handy feature, superior to self-management and self-making of the links.  Especially now that I am well over a thousand games played.

RestedPawn

I myself am a web programmer, a very basic implementation of this feature would be a little button/link on each game that says "Mark Game" and just add a column in the server database as a boolen flag called Marked (true/false).  When a user clicks "Mark Game" it sets the boolean flag against the game.  Then add a single hyperlink in the user's profile, where they can click the link and it brings up a simple datalist of all the marked games.  Further, the owner of the profile has an additional boolean flag to allow their "favorites" folder to be public or not, that way they can share their favorite games with the public or keep them private.  This would not take long at all (for a basic implementation) and yet the payoff for a feature like this would be awesome.  

 

A further expansion of this idea is to allow a user to create multiple favorites folders (like fischerrook stated, allowing people to sort games by openings, etc), this again would be super easy for a basic implementation.  Instead of a boolean flag, you would use an integer column with a default of 0.  (0 means that the game is not marked).  Users create favorites folders that are tied to FolderID's (numeric) and when they mark a game, they can choose which Folder (i.e. FolderID) to send it to, then the column in the database against that game is simply set to a folderID.  A little more involved, but still really easy to program but will allow users to sort and quickly access their favorite games without ever leaving chess.com.  This would be very nice, especially since I plan on being a level 1 chess coach and I'd love the ability to quickly get to my marked games without leaving the website.  Right now, having a massive, mega-list of thousands of historically played games has little value to me as a user, it is information overload, there is little I can "do" with it.