- How do you mark a question as a favorite?
- Do users get updates on their favorite questions?
- How do you see your own favorite questions?
- How do you see other users' favorite questions?
- How do you see which users have marked a particular question as a favorite?
- What impact does the favorite system have on the voting system?
- Can I "un-favorite" a question?
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A question is marked as a favorite by clicking the star beneath the vote counter:
A number beneath the star shows the number of users who have favorited a specific question. Marking a question as a favorite basically says that a particular user feels like watching that question. It's completely separate from the voting system and has no impact. However, having a question marked as a favorite by enough users does make you eligible to earn certain badges.
Marking a question as a favorite allows you to easily check back and see when updates are made to the post, and can function as a simple bookmark for questions you might want to reference again in the future.
There is no limit to the number of favorites you pick. Furthermore, you can retract a favorite at any time by just clicking on the star. There is no limit to the number of times you can retract or reinstate a question as your favorite.
You can see the favorites of other users in the user profile page, and which users have favorited a specific question by using this query on the Data Explorer site, for example list of users who favorited this very question.