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Suppose I search for the tag [Python]. I should be able to have a tab that would display all of my favourites for Python. Don't make me think.

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Go to your favorites page, then hit Ctrl+F (Windows) or Cmd+F (Mac). Type in 'Python' (or whatever tag). – waiwai933 Mar 23 '10 at 23:49
@waiwai: I have 14 pages – Casebash Mar 23 '10 at 23:58
possible duplicate of Search in list of favorited questions? – ben is uǝq backwards Oct 5 '13 at 8:28

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I think a more flexible solution would be to add a search parameter infavorites:x that would allow searches on people's favourited questions.

The parameter x would be one of:

  • A numeric user id
  • mine, a shortcut to search your own favourites
  • all, to search in all users' favourites

This plays well with all the existing search parameters.

Since everyone's favourites are public anyway (and are included in the data dump), I don't see a problem exposing this type of feature in search.

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Nice. But if time is spent on a new search option, I'd rather be able to search in all favorites (sorry, I don't care about favorites of specific users, though I could understand one wants to search ones own favorites). Hence, maybe xx could be left out altogether to search within all favorites? – Arjan May 15 '10 at 20:52
@Arjan: infavorites:all? (Also, thanks for the edit.) – Jon Seigel May 15 '10 at 20:56
Yup, sounds good to me. :-) (I doubt I would ever use this search option, but at least it wouldn't be limited to a certain usage.) – Arjan May 15 '10 at 20:59
That sounds really, really useful. If you want to find the best questions on a tag, one option is to just look at votes. Another is to find a really active user and look at their tags. Now with the API, we could do even more like subtract those questions you've already favourited or look at the favourites of a few top users – Casebash May 16 '10 at 0:33

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