What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 128 Stack Exchange communities.

Possible Duplicate:
Why not get reputation when your question is marked a favorite by somebody?

Is it worth giving some form of rep for being favorited? Taking an example - this has been favourited 7 times, but only upvoted 5 times - maybe this goes back to How to encourage voting on questions.

I'd suggest that a question that has been favourited is as much a sign that it was a good question as if it were upvoted, and perhaps needs to be rewarded as such?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Timothy Carter, GEOCHET, Rowland Shaw, jjnguy, XMLbog Aug 19 '09 at 19:42

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

    
    
I have to be honest, I wouldn't normaly expect a rep request like question from someone of your rep level on SO and meta. –  Troggy Aug 19 '09 at 18:33
    
I'm not requesting in a vanity thing - there have been a lot of rumblings about people just plain not voting on questions... –  Rowland Shaw Aug 19 '09 at 19:15
    
...and why jump so violently on this, compared to the dupe that again, couldn't be found via search –  Rowland Shaw Aug 19 '09 at 19:24
    
@Rowland - It's ok, on meta, downvotes are just like people saying they disagree with your question. Try to not take things personal here. It is a valid request, just not well recieved. –  Troggy Aug 19 '09 at 19:34
    
@Troggy I just found it odd that this attracted a slew of downvotes, yet the dupe hadn't (overall, at least). Such is life. My real gripe is with the weakness of the search on here... –  Rowland Shaw Aug 19 '09 at 19:49
add comment

4 Answers 4

up vote 3 down vote accepted

There are already a couple of badges which reward favorite-ed questions. Badged are used to reward activities which are not heralded by the reputation system. I think that should pretty much cover it.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Sometimes I favorite bad questions because I want to see what happens.

share|improve this answer
7  
Train wrecks are awesome! –  gnostradamus Aug 19 '09 at 18:23
2  
I run other drivers off the road just so I can double back and drive slowly past the scene of the crash. –  TheTXI Aug 19 '09 at 18:27
    
I favorited this question. –  Spencer Ruport Aug 19 '09 at 19:23
    
Sometimes I favorite an iffy question because I want to make sure that my side is represented. –  devinb Aug 19 '09 at 19:24
    
@Spencer your only favourite on MSO too - I should feel honoured... –  Rowland Shaw Aug 19 '09 at 19:57
add comment

I do not agree with giving rep for being favorited because being favorited doesn't necessarily mean "This question rocks". Often times people will favorite something just so they can reference it again in the future (not necessarily a good thing).

I don't even agree with the badge giving for acquiring favorite marks, but that is another topic in itself.

share|improve this answer
    
Glad I'm not the only one that doesn't like those badges. –  squillman Aug 19 '09 at 18:32
add comment

I don't think so. I sometimes favorite a question based on an answer not the question itself. Sometimes it is even one that I want to come back to and decide if I should vote to close or not. It might even be one that I explicitly down voted and I want to come back to participate in comment discussion.

Favorite != Good.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .