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What is a favorite question? How do they work?

When would I use it? What are the consequences?

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I'm not sure this was very useful to migrate here. We already have this question covered, and by having it on the per-site-meta, it saves users of that site a trip to a different site to figure these things out. –  Grace Note Feb 14 '11 at 13:58
    
@Grace: This question is specifically about general SO / SE functionality, which I why I moved it. These questions don't belong on other sites. Moving and closing seemed the best option. –  Josh K Feb 14 '11 at 14:02
    
@Josh We address all kinds of general SO/SE functionality on per-site-metas. Part of the advantage is that it saves that community a trip to a whole different site just to figure out what a flag does. It accounts for the majority of your Meta support tag. Likewise, migration isn't even useful because we already have the question covered. –  Grace Note Feb 14 '11 at 14:04
    
@Grace: Good point. –  Josh K Feb 14 '11 at 14:07
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It marks a question as a favorite. Favorites can easily be seen under your profile. Look in the FAQ for more details.

Not only does it make it easy to return to the question but you are also notified of edits and new answers to that question.

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Well, of course I searched the faq without success for 'favorite'. And I didn't see a link to a meta/meta site, or general meta, or pure meta. It should be linked in the faq as well, imho. Where do I find it? –  user unknown Feb 13 '11 at 2:58
    
Here is Meta: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions Sorry, I see the faq here is small. Look at this meta question for more on favorites: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/53585/… –  jzd Feb 13 '11 at 3:02
    
Yes, thank you, and now that I know what I'm looking for, of course I found meta myself (links at the bottom). But if it is considered to be a part of every FAQ on stackexchange, there should be a link in every FAQ on stackexchange - else, how do you come to the idea? Do I need to read 'english', 'webmasters' and 'stats' as well? –  user unknown Feb 14 '11 at 7:38
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