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If you bookmark a question, shouldn’t you also be encouraged to upvote it?
Why not get reputation when your question is marked a favorite by somebody?

I see it quite often, a question has more users marked it as favorite than the users who upvoted it.

Isn't it somewhat, well, (c)rude to mark some question as favorite and not upvote it?, by marking it as favorite you say that this question is nice and useful.

Shouldn't users who mark question as favorite be encouraged to upvote it, too?
(Like when upvote an answer on your own question, a note is shown to remind you to accept it)

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marked as duplicate by random, Shog9, Diago Oct 17 '09 at 21:23

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Somewhat ironic that this question has two favourites, and no up-votes. –  Noldorin Oct 17 '09 at 11:31
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Yes, funny :) (15 char) –  Moayad Mardini Oct 17 '09 at 11:55
    

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No. Not everybody selects a question as his favourite because it's really their favourite. One could e.g. select it as a reminder to come back later to see whether people closed or reopened it. OR come back later to see whether the question has been improved. And sometimes a questions is not really good, but one of the answers is.

Edit: Ah, this question appears to be a duplicate of the slightly misnamed question If you bookmark a question, shouldn’t you also be encouraged to upvote it?

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I treat favourite as a bookmark - which has nothing to do with whether I think the question is any good or not.

This behaviour been noted elsewhere on meta - but I can't find the question again.

Actually either the question in Stephan202's answer or the one in Brad Gilbert's comment would fit the bill

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I had that feeling as well, and I found the question. See my answer. –  Stephan202 Oct 17 '09 at 11:20
    
+1 I too use favoriting for bookmarking - and remove it when the question doesn't interests me anymore. –  Amarghosh Oct 17 '09 at 12:18
    
    
@Brad Gilbert - thanks for finding that –  ChrisF Oct 18 '09 at 16:13

Stackoverflow and Internet Explorer have made the same mistake. They've called bookmarks "favorites".

(Yes, it wasn't the original intended use in SO's case, but it is what they have been used for)

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+1 for mentioning the "favorites" faux pas. I hated it when I had to bookmark some web page on tax code and call it a "favorite." –  Robert Cartaino Oct 17 '09 at 13:39

I sometime 'favorite' a question because I'm interested to see the answers, but I expect them to say something negative.

In other words, I may not think the question worthy of an upvote, but I want to be able to go back to it later. This is easier if it's a 'favorite'.

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People should be able to use the site as they want to some degree. Forcing users to vote when they perform other actions may be counter to their wishes.

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