I'm using SO for 2+ years, and I still don't understand the rationale behind the
favorites tab. I find it useful to track another's question, until I get a good answer. Also, it may be useful for storing questions for a "will answer later" by my-self. Or to store the questions, that I may ask very often, but forget the answer just after I see it. There is a lot of other use-cases.
But even if I have to use this tab for more than a sole purpose - I can't distinguish questions by the reason, I've added them for. Now I have 73 favorite questions - and it's a total mess right now.
Wait for a good answer?
I've shoveled the meta and found some un-closed feature-requests here and there - about specification of recent changes inside favorite question - and none of these feature-requests have information about on-going work. Which one is in progress? Where can I read the actual info?
Right now, there is no way to find out, what actually has changed about the highlighted question.
Store to find'n'look an answer quickly?
AFAIK, favorite questions don't affect the top suggested results during the search of the question. So, I have to:
- search the page it-self using a built-in browser search, or
- search the whole SO as "for the first time", or
- look through all of the favorite questions - one by one.
Thus, not useful at all. Update #1: may be useful in combo with advanced search and
Collect interesting questions?
Not a point - just upvote them, and open the
up-voted questions tab later.
What is the expected usage of the
favorites tab? What was it planned for?
And the most important question: where can I read the actual official information about planned changes to the