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Detail Recent Favorite changes

When I click on my user name it says I have 3 favorites (changes, I presume) today. So, I click on favorites and it takes me to faves sorted by recent. Good so far. I click on the second question and can't find anything that's changed within the past several days. I must be doing something wrong. How do I find out which favorites changed and--even better--what exactly changed?

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  • They broke it when they moved to the dropdown, and it hasn't been fixed yet. Sep 23, 2011 at 17:18
  • So there's no way to know what, in the favorite, changed?
    – Daniel
    Sep 23, 2011 at 18:52
  • Not yet, right now it's all manual scanning. It used to work better in the past. Sep 23, 2011 at 18:53
  • That's what I thought, which is why I was so puzzled.
    – Daniel
    Sep 23, 2011 at 18:55

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EDIT 2: See Hendrik's comments below -- it was due to the three new comments on the question not made by Daniel.

I have 1 favorite change in the dropdown today here on Meta, the tooltip says "1 new answer or comment on your favorites today". So I would guess your says 3 due to (1) the new comments on Greg Hewgill's answer, (2) the new comment on Layke's answer, and (3) the new comments on the question itself; those are the only new actions within the past 20 hours (the current UTC day). But I don't know for sure. Maybe it only counts 1 change per question, so actually 3 of your favorites got commented on or something.

EDIT: The below doesn't make sense in the context of the screenshot.

The question changed:

edited Sep 15 at 20:26

The favorites page says Sept. 15th, so it's accurate.

The 3 you saw on the favorites tab was how many favorites that have changed since the last time you looked at the favorites tab, not the number that have changed today.

  • Matthew: Sorry, the second question.
    – Daniel
    Sep 23, 2011 at 19:00
  • @Daniel Updated my answer.
    – user154510
    Sep 23, 2011 at 19:09
  • My profile says 3 favorites have changed today. I assumed that would be the top 3 in the list. How do I know which ones changed today?
    – Daniel
    Sep 23, 2011 at 19:11
  • The column header says "today". That's weird if your answer is correct.
    – Daniel
    Sep 23, 2011 at 19:12
  • @Daniel Could you add a screenshot to the question? I'm not seeing that.
    – user154510
    Sep 23, 2011 at 19:13
  • I added a screenshot.
    – Daniel
    Sep 23, 2011 at 19:18
  • @Daniel Ah, now that's different. I would guess that's due to (1) new comments on Greg Hewgill's answer, (2) new comment on Layke's answer, and (3) new comments on the question itself. But I don't know for sure.
    – user154510
    Sep 23, 2011 at 19:53
  • I think you're looking at the wrong question. Here's the question: stackoverflow.com/questions/7434407/… (#2 by recent)
    – Daniel
    Sep 23, 2011 at 19:56
  • @Daniel I think the Favorites tab only shows changes that are more substantial than comments, whereas the dropdown on your username includes changes that are merely comments. So that question actually isn't involved at all. Obviously this is extremely broken so who even knows? I'm going to support the feature request linked as the duplicate.
    – user154510
    Sep 23, 2011 at 20:03
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    @Matthew: You got that wrong. You don't get favorite notifications for comments on answers, only for comments on the questions and for new answers. My guess is that the 3 meant three new comment on the question. (Ping, @Daniel :-)) Sep 24, 2011 at 8:22
  • @Hendrik I thought there were 4 new comments, maybe I miscounted.
    – user154510
    Sep 24, 2011 at 16:29
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    @Matthew: Daniel's own comment doesn't seem to count. Check it out yourself - favorite this question and leave a comment to the question! (And wait some time, it may take some time for the favorite notification to appear in the dropdown.) I'll also leave a comment. Sep 24, 2011 at 16:42

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