The feature request Order favorites by the date they were marked as favorite got implemented, and I used it to find questions most recently added to favorites.

But now there is something wrong with 'preferences' tab: you can sort preferences by 'recent', 'views', 'newest', 'votes': there is no 'latest' (it was here).

'recent' has "sort by recent activity" tooltip (title), 'views' has "sort by most viewed", 'votes' has "sort by highest votes"... and 'newest' has "sort by newest", which explains nothing. It looks like 'newest' sorts by the time question was asked, not when question was added as favorite.

This is a regression.

For example I remember that last question I marked as favorite was Are Mutexes needed in javascript? (nb. I don't see anywhare information about when question was marked as favorite), and in my profile page, when I choose ''newest' (there is no 'latest' as described in feature request for this feature) this question is neither first, nor last.


2 Answers 2


See my comment, above -- there's a misunderstanding about how this works.

Since sorting by "date favorited" would require a fairly complex join to the votes table, this is unlikely to be implemented in the form you are requesting.

EDIT: I had a change of heart on this, so there is now an "added" sort on the favorites tab, which sorts by the date you added a question to your favorites.

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    But on the favorites list it seems to sort it {not sure} but does not show the date it was added to favorites - i.e. favorited. Am I correct?
    – Alex S
    Apr 10, 2016 at 17:21

"Newest" does not sort by the time asked. It looks to be the order favorited, at least according to my memory of my favoriting.

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    Can we really trust your memory?
    – jjnguy
    Aug 18, 2009 at 22:27
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    Yay, you got an upside-down upvote!
    – jjnguy
    Aug 18, 2009 at 22:30
  • Rock on. I must be in now.
    – squillman
    Aug 18, 2009 at 23:21

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