So, relatively recently bookmarks were replaced by Saves: Bookmarks have evolved into Saves.
In SEDE, bookmarks were stored in the votes table. They were stored with
VoteTypeId=5 and the user was included in the table (unlike, for example, upvotes and downvotes).1
Saves are technically not votes - so they are different from this viewpoint.2
Since the data about bookmarks was available in SEDE, it is natural to ask:
- Will the information about Saves be somehow stored in SEDE?
- The old bookmarks are supposed to be removed from SEDE right?
- When checking SEDE, I can still see some bookmarks. The ones that are still in SEDE remained there as a consequence of some bug?3
1The details about the Votes table can be found here: Database schema documentation for the public data dump and SEDE. (Just in case, I will include a link to the current revision of the relevant answer, too.)
2 According to this comment: "The Saves feature is it's own architecture separate from all of that (unlike Bookmarks which were technically just votes)."
3I get some entries with
VoteTypeId=5 - but they are definitely much fewer than there used to be. For example, if I simply list all votes of this type I get 150 results on SO - which is definitely much fewer than there used to be. Similarly if I try various SEDE queries related to my posts, I do not see there the same bookmarks that were displayed before. So it is clear that there already was at least some clean-up. (For example, if I try the query from here: I want to see who marked my questions as favorites. Or some other queries using checking votes with
VoteTypeId=5 - for example just trying to list my own bookmarks.)