My problem is Favorite button in questions. I want to use it as Favorite to book good questions or questions with good answers that I can later reference. But at the moment I more often using Favorite button simply to be notified about progress of solving question which I answered. It would be nice to separate booking and notification subscribtion.

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You can use it for either of these things, but not both.

Notice on your user page under the preferences tab there is a checkbox:

[ ] I don't want notifications of activity on questions I've favorited

If you have this checked, you have bookmarks. If you leave it unchecked, the default, you have tracking of arbitrary questions.

I recommend using your browser's bookmarking facility for plain vanilla bookmarking -- Google Chrome has an excellent shared state bookmarking tool (through GMail accounts) built in, for example.


  • Yes that is what I have to do. I just propesed some opinion that favorite is more like subscribe ... Jan 21, 2011 at 9:23
  • On askubuntu there is no [ ] I don't want notifications of activity on questions I've favorited. There is only [ ] Allow email notifications when I subscribe to questions or tags. I am not sure how to subscribe to a question though
    – Vuade
    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:43

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