I am wondering if my behavior regarding favorites is typical. More importantly, if it isn't typical, does my behavior conflict with an internal metric designed to reward favorite'd questions?
I mark a question as a favorite for a few reasons:
A -- I find the question/answer(s) remarkable enough that coming back to them time and time again is of benefit to me.
B -- I am waiting to see if a sub-par quality question is going to be revised enough for me to come back and answer it. Either way, I eventually remove my favorite.
C -- I have answered a question (of any quality) and am wanting to be notified of any competing answers.
Situations B and C are the most common for me and they typically mean I will go back and remove my favorite star later; I don't remove it because the quality of the question degraded, I merely don't want to be notified any longer.
Even stranger, I am often favoriting questions that are rather low-quality (reason B) making me wonder if low-quality posts are being rewarded via some invisible metric because I (at least temporarily) have given it what looks like a stamp of approval akin to an up-vote.
I suppose the feature being called "Favorite" makes me confused because most of the questions I select are not my favorite. Am I accidentally messing with an invisible metric that is drawing attention to posts when that isn't desired behavior?