- What does bookmarking a question mean?
- How do you bookmark a question?
- Do users get updates on their bookmarked questions?
- Are my bookmarks publicly visible?
- How do you see your own bookmarks?
- How do you see other users' bookmarks?
- How do you see which users have bookmarked a particular question?
- What impact does the bookmark system have on the voting system?
- Can I "un-bookmark" a question?
- Can I search within my bookmarks?
A question is bookmarked by clicking the icon beneath the vote counter:
A number beneath the icon shows the number of users who have bookmarked a specific question. Bookmarking a question basically says that a particular user feels like saving that question to be able to easily find it again later. It's completely separate from the voting system and has no impact on question scores or user reputation. However, having a question bookmarked by enough users does make you eligible to earn certain badges.
Bookmarking a question allows you to easily check back to see when updates are made to the post and reference it again in the future.
Any question you bookmark will be listed in your user profile under the tab "bookmarks". This lets you find it easily when the question may otherwise get lost.
The bookmarks tab on your profile has a counter indicating how many of your bookmarked questions have received answers since you last viewed that tab. When you click on the tab, recently changed questions will be highlighted. "Changed" includes comments on or edits to the question and new or edited answers. This is a way to get updates on questions that you yourself didn't ask.
There is no limit to the number of bookmarks you pick. Furthermore, you can remove a bookmark at any time by just clicking on the same icon either on the question itself or in your user profile. There is no limit to the number of times you can add or remove a question from your bookmarks.
To search within your bookmarks, add the term
inbookmarks:mine to your search query.
You can see the favorites of other users in the user profile page, and which users have bookmarked a specific question by using this query on the Data Explorer site, for example list of users who bookmarked this very question.