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I love when I can star some really nice questions, but sometimes the answers are incredibly detailed, and they deserve a star. When I star a question, I think of it as I like how the question was done, not the answers below it. This is an exact duplicate of this question, but the feature was never requested, just asked if it was possible. This is a feature request.

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marked as duplicate by Shadow Wizard, davidsleeps, djechlin, ɥʇǝS, Hugo Dozois May 15 '13 at 23:14

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I don't think I've ever starred a question just because I liked how it was phrased. It's always been about the answers for me. (Or a reminder to post an answer, but that's a different use case altogether.) – Adam Lear May 15 '13 at 22:14
@Anna Some questions are very detailed, and I like that. It's not for reference, it's just that it's a very well put together question. – StackExchange User May 15 '13 at 22:17
I'm not voting to close this as duplicate until that feature request -> general explanation of how things work chain is broken. – djechlin May 15 '13 at 22:18
@djechlin I undid that final "duplicate of How do Favourite Questions Work" closure. – Adam Lear May 15 '13 at 22:21
@IanCarroll I should rephrase then. I don't think I've ever used stars as favourites without any intention to go back and refer to the question later. :) – Adam Lear May 15 '13 at 22:22
@AnnaLear I changed the last one to a feature request tag from support. I think this was appropriate even though that OP was happy with the semi-solution provided, but "the spirit of it" is a feature request. – djechlin May 15 '13 at 22:25
@AnnaLear note I'm not positive about that decision. It's slightly messy getting these consolidated given the slightly different takes. – djechlin May 15 '13 at 22:26

What's the benefit? If you like an answer just star the question. Then you can refer to it just as easily.

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Did you read the question in full? When I star a question, I think of it as I like how the question was done, not the answers below it. – StackExchange User May 15 '13 at 22:13
"Then you can refer to it just as easily." definitely /sarcasm – ɥʇǝS May 15 '13 at 22:13
@IanCarroll then think of it differently. – djechlin May 15 '13 at 22:14
@Seth I guess there's a minority of times that the most interesting answer to a user is way buried in there. Point taken. I still don't think this is worth a new feature. – djechlin May 15 '13 at 22:15

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