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How is it possible for a question to be have more favourites than upvotes?
Shouldn't a question be a good question if you favourited it?

I think it would be good to restrict favourites only to people who felt that the question was worth it and so upvoted it.

What do you think?
If you agree with the statement but not with the solution, do you know any better improvement?

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Nope. I favorite a lot of bad questions just because they are funny. (Such as this: i.stack.imgur.com/uQtcM.png) –  Mysticial Feb 12 at 22:34
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I often favourite questions which are terrible to check back on them later to see if the OP improved them (especially if I commented suggesting improvements). What benefits would this restriction bring? –  Richard Tingle Feb 12 at 22:34
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There is a million good reasons to favourite a question even though you don't feel it deserves an upvote. I think you can safely assume that the downvoters don't want the restriction you propose –  Pëkka Feb 12 at 22:36
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I often favorite (terrible) questions so that I can come back and make sure someone didn't reopen them, or so that I can vote to delete in 5 days when it's eligible for deletion, or to see if someone actually applied the fix I suggested. –  Servy Feb 12 at 22:36
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@Jerry you're suggesting I upvote questions I believe are bad so they improve? –  Richard Tingle Feb 12 at 22:37
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Oh, and for the record, there could be, for example 5 upvotes, 4 favorites, all from people who upvoted, and 4 downvotes, leaving the post with 4 favorites and a score of 1. –  Servy Feb 12 at 22:38
    
@Jerry ok, so if I want to favourite a (currently bad) question I've suggested be improved so I can check back on it to see if it improves. But I can't because I haven't upvoted it. How do I proceed? –  Richard Tingle Feb 12 at 22:44
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@Jerry Maybe, but that's their prerogative. I agree good stuff should be upvoted more, but taking away a useful feature from users to enforce that (even for content that may not warrant an upvote) isn't the way to go. –  Pëkka Feb 12 at 22:44
    
related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/38252/… –  dmckee Feb 13 at 0:24

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The favorite link is often used by folks who simply want to access the question quickly and easily again. It doesn't always mean "favorite" as is commonly used. Perhaps it should be re-named.

I think it would be good to restrict favourites only to people who felt that the question was worth it and so upvoted it.

Why? What purpose would this serve? I don't see a benefit to this.

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