On 10/22 I ran a query on the Data Science SEDE. In the Posts table I selected some columns, FavoriteCounts included. Looking at the results from the .csv I see a lot of different unique values for that column. a lot of unique values I ran a similar query today and now it's only Null or 0. no unique values Here are two matching rows. You can see I left out the ID column the first time I ran this, hence rerunning it today. comparing two rows Earlier today I had wondered if it had something to do with the migration from Bookmarks to Saves, but this post says the migration was complete at the beginning of October.

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    Perhaps relevant: What does replacing of bookmarks with saves mean for SEDE? Nov 10, 2022 at 21:41
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    Related: Some users can still create bookmarks
    – rene
    Nov 10, 2022 at 21:41
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    Favorites and later Bookmarks were both public, anyone could see what any user has added to their Favorited or Bookmarks. However, Saves are private. That's a major and breaking change to the feature, but nothing we can do about it. It is not possible anymore to see what a user added to their Saves, and thus they also removed the counts from the public tables. Nov 11, 2022 at 8:56
  • Thanks Shadow, that's what I wondered. IMHO, it's unfortunate to loose the count. That's an anonymous bit of information that says something about the usefulness and interest generation of a question. If anyone has ideas on other ways to get that info please share.
    – B McMinn
    Nov 11, 2022 at 23:51


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