Here is a particular use case:

I've started to use the favourites, as suggested by this comment, to save questions/posts as a reminder that they need editing:

On the smaller sites you should rate limit yourself to, say, 1 per day. This requires some organisation, but the 'favorites' feature can be used for that.

"Why?", I hear you ask. Because, on any particular day, I've have probably already edited a number of questions and I don't want to flood the Active question list with my modified questions. So, I have been saving them up for a rainy day.

Today is such a day, and so, for the first time, when I opened the favourites list and sorted by added, I have just realised that I can't see when I added them, only the date of the last modification.

List of questions sorted by "added"

Would it be possible to show the added date, as it would help me remember why I favourited a particular question. It is a shame that I can't make a private online note1, when I favourite a question, as to why I am favouriting it, so having a date added displayed would be the next best thing.


I feel that this is different from Can the date a question was added as favourite be shown on the favourites list on the user profile? as I am asking for the date to be shown only when sorting on the added tab.

1 This may become a future feature-request of mine.

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    FWIW, adding notes has been previously declined: Adding a note to a favourite. I've made a userscript to add that feature if you're interested. Jul 1, 2018 at 9:43
  • I am surprised this is not answered or addressed yet! I am also very curious about WHEN I starred/added a question as favourite.
    – Vicent
    Oct 22, 2019 at 21:04
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    @Vicent - The userscript in the comment above is very useful Oct 23, 2019 at 17:54


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