The unfortunate decision has been made to evolve Bookmarks into Saves. One of the key changes was:

Will my saved posts and lists be public?


and with that a whole bunch of Data Explorer queries got obsolete.

As the data migration was completed on October, 6th. I assumed the Votes table to be empty for votetypeid = 5 (Bookmark (former Favorite)). That is almost true. Some users managed to create 105 bookmarks after October, 12th. I suspect those users might use a userscript, the API, the (soon defunct) App or have found other means to postpone the inevitable.

In the small chance that there is a serious issue here that needs fixing, I report this bug and ask this to be investigated and possible patched. If this closes a loophole found by some users, I apologize upfront.

  • What kind of information did the SEDE queries gather or reveal? E.g., to get a list of URLs for one's own bookmarks? To aid in deleting bookmarks, but keep the references? Or something else? Oct 23, 2022 at 12:00
  • @This_is_NOT_a_forum it can show which post(s) each user has bookmarked. Oct 23, 2022 at 12:11
  • @This_is_NOT_a_forum basically per post which user bookmarked it. While you could via the site visit a userprofie to find their bookmarks, you couldn't the otherway around, aka: given a post, which users bookmarked it.
    – rene
    Oct 23, 2022 at 12:12
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    i.stack.imgur.com/T9hya.png might potentially be via the app - which has a 'favourite' button for posts. I've favourited this post so we have a traceable datapoint Oct 23, 2022 at 12:37
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    I can confirm - I'm still able to b̶o̶o̶k̶m̶a̶r̶k̶ favorite questions in the official(ly deprecated) iOS app
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Oct 23, 2022 at 12:38
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    So .... with the migration they also ruined another feature for the App upfront. Oh well.
    – rene
    Oct 23, 2022 at 12:42


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