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Questions tagged [bookmarks]

This tag is for questions about the now-obsolete bookmark question feature (once called "favorite" questions), replaced by the Saves feature in 2022. For questions about watched tags (once called "favorite tags"), use [tag-watching] instead. For questions about Saves, use [saves]. For questions about the post following feature, use [follow-post].

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Favorite Tags list error [closed]

I'm trying to browse for questions having my favorite tags and it fails with the following error: Oops! An error occurred while fetching questions for this filter. Detailed information about this ...
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Exclude Careers favourites from advertisements [closed]

The Careers advertisement box on Stack Overflow always shows jobs I've already favourited on Careers. As users already know their own favourites, it is useless to advertise them again. The job-...
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Question merge log still mentions 'bookmarks' instead of 'saves'

When merging two questions, the log mentions 'bookmarks' in the next-to-last line, even though Bookmarks have evolved into Saves: Beginning merge of question.Id = 396316 into question.Id = 176961 ...
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Bookmarks have evolved into Saves

Update Oct 6 Maintenance is complete: all bookmarks have been migrated to Saves across all network sites, including Stack Overflow. All saves, saved lists, private notes, and bookmarks are now ...
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What does replacing bookmarks with Saves mean for SEDE?

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 ...
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Is there an RSS feed for a user's saves/favorites? [duplicate]

I think this is a duplicate of this question, but that was asked 13 years ago, and this answer from 300 weeks ago no longer works as far as I can tell (I get a 404 error when I try it). As I ...
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Why do "bookmark" and "follow" behave differently for logged-out users when both are non-privileged features?

When a user is logged out, there are some elements that they can interact with: And this is how they behave: Upvote/downvote: show a "join the community" pop-up with the required ...
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Search all my favorites of all my accounts

Seems to be a rather simple thing, but I was unable to find it: I know that months ago, I did favorite a post about rsnapshot/rsync, yet I am unable to find it easily. I am aware of infavorites:mine, ...
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Merged list of all favourites from all Stack Exchange sites

Until recently I was accessing a list of all of my starred or favourited questions via the following URL: https://stackexchange.com/users/1309702/jimadine?tab=favorites This would list all favourites ...
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SE is showing 2 messages about bookmark/save in Russian (На потом and Все закладки) [duplicate]

SE is showing 2 messages in Russian. Example from Money SE (grey boxes added for privacy): Same issue without dark mode, on DS SE: I'm located in the US, so there's no reason to localize to Russian. ...
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Please allow me to follow questions [duplicate]

Sometimes I look a question that interests me, but I don't have the answer or would like to follow up later. Normally I just bookmark it, which then ends up in a big pile. It would be great if there ...
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Unable to fetch favorite/bookmarked questions [duplicate]

I'm not able to fetch the favorite questions using the stack exchange api (https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/me-favorites). This looks like a recent issue because it was working fine a couple of ...
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Drop Posts.FavoriteCount from SEDE

Related: What happened to FavoriteCount? - my educated guess is that a NULL value indicates a question has never been favorited or bookmarked, and 0 that it was. Since the values are so different from ...
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Possible to have a means to access my saves externally? [duplicate]

Recent changes have converted the Bookmarks section to Saves and made what we have bookmarked private. This is definitely a positive change! However, doing so makes it even more difficult to ...
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What happened to FavoriteCount?

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 ...
108 votes
9 answers
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Is there any way to favorite/bookmark an answer?

Lots of questions are very generic, "share an experience" kinds of questions. In these cases, I am quite often interested in specific answers that may not have gotten that many upvotes. ...
131 votes
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Favorites improvements - search, categorize, personal tags, add note, favorite answer [duplicate]

I'm a big fan of the favorites feature. I usually mark questions with good answers of code snippets for later use. Most of the time I can't find the favorite I'm looking for so quickly as desired. I ...
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2 answers
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Allow grouping of favorite questions

There are many, many old posts on meta asking for suggestions on how to better organize favorites. 1, 2 and 3, among others. This is not meant to be an open discussion on how to improve favorites, ...
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API request for "favorites" now returning an empty list – is there a way to get something equivalent for saves?

I have a script which I use, based on the StackExchange API, to regularly download a local backup of various questions relevant to me (the ones I've asked, answered, or favorited) across various SE ...
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Can you make bookmarks private OR make it abundantly clear that they're not? [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate of Can there be an option to keep your list of bookmarks private? for the reasons mentioned below.* When I started using the favorites (now, bookmarks) feature years ago, I had ...
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Can there be an option to keep your list of bookmarks private?

Browsing through meta I see several questions and comments where people ask for their list of bookmarks to be private {1} {2} {3} {4} {5} {6} {7}. There is a discussion (where I posted an answer) but ...
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All (or some) of my bookmarks or saved posts seem to have disappeared! What happened?

Something seems to have happened with my bookmarked questions or saved posts! I just loaded my list of bookmarked questions today, and saw that the list is empty! When I go to a question I know I've ...
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Any way to manage and keep track of answers and questions?

I have been using Stack Overflow for a while now and realized what a great source of knowledge the answers are across many topics. In many cases, I thought that it would be useful to have the option ...
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1 answer
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"favorite answer" badges and new descriptions for "favorite question" badges have already been deployed

As part of the bookmarks being turned into "saves" change, the badges associated with bookmarked questions are being updated to reflect the rename, as well as new badges being added for ...
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3 answers
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Save questions to visit later, but not exactly 'favourite' them

Most of the time I find questions that I would want to log in later to answer. These wouldn't exactly be my favorite questions since that's not the intent. Would it be possible to create such a ...
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Improve/add "TODO" aka "I will answer this later, if still necessary" workflow

The problem/scenario Imagine being on-the-go or in bed browsing around with a tablet close to falling asleep and stumbling across a (possibly unanswered) question that you know you can contribute to, ...
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5 answers
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Is seeing other people's bookmarks a privacy issue?

I can see that anyone can see other peoples' bookmarks. I don't care much about this, but I was thinking: is this a privacy issue? For example, someone downvoted some questions or wrote negative ...
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Cannot unfollow a post that is also bookmarked from profile summary page without unbookmarking first

I have a post that I have both followed and bookmarked. (I was doing some unrelated testing). When attempting to unfollow the post from my profile summary page I was presented with the option to &...
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2 answers
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Distinguish between deleted and non-deleted posts in bookmarks and followed posts

Here is a screenshot of what I see of the first few bookmarks I have on Stack Overflow: Bookmarks tab: Summary Page: Since I have more than 10k reputation on Stack Overflow, I have the ability to ...
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Pluralization issue: "1 bookmarks" in the Following and Bookmarks tabs

There's a pluralization issue in the Following tab: And the Bookmarks tab:
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Can I bookmark questions from the review queues?

When I'm reviewing questions (particularly in the First Posts queue), I sometimes want to get notifications on the question later on, and it requires me to open the question in a new tab, bookmark it, ...
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0 answers
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Managing followed questions [duplicate]

I have set up a workflow where I star or favorite a question that I want to "follow". I have found that this makes it easy for me to go back and see if there have been updates. (I don't ...
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3 answers
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Allow me to search through my bookmarks from my user page, like you can for posts

When you view your user page the search box, right at the top of the page, is updated with your user ID like so: Searching from this page (by entering text into the search box) means I can see all of ...
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SEDE favorite button fails silently when not logged in

I was trying to bookmark/favorite this interesting Proof of Concept on the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, but clicking the favorite button did not do anything. Of course, I should have realized SEDE ...
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No error message is shown when trying to favorite a deleted question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deleted Questions in Favorites Minor issue. If you try to favourite a deleted question (hey, I was curious), the star lights up and the count increments, but there's no popup ...
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"You have 1 favorite change. See your favorites."

I received this notification: "You have 1 favorite change. See your favorites." I don't understand it. I don't remember all of my favorites, so why should I see my favorites? How have they ...
9 votes
1 answer
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How do I view all my bookmarks across all communities?

How do I view all my bookmarks across all communities? I.e., see all bookmarks between Stack Overflow and Software Engineering and so on without needing to search through each one individually. I know ...
5 votes
1 answer
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Users with less than 10K rep can add their own deleted question to favorites but can't see it listed

Now that users with less than 10K can see their own deleted questions, they can also add those questions to their favorites. The action succeeds and the star toggles itself just fine showing the ...
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4 answers
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Proposal for an "answerable by me" button

I'm mainly a TeX.SE user. Since I have not much time to answer, I usually mark the answerable (by me) questions as favorite and when I have time, if nobody else already answered, I do it. But with ...
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Add a feature that allows the user to divide their bookmarks into different groups [duplicate]

Whenever I find an interesting question that contains useful information I like to bookmark it. Right now I have bookmarked 567 Stack Overflow questions that cover a wide range of different subjects ...
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Extra period on bookmarked questions section

The period symbol should be removed from the sentence in the Bookmarks section on the Summary tab of the profile page to be consistent with other sections. You can see that on almost any low ...
21 votes
2 answers
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Double booked - User bookmarking question recorded twice

In this user's profile (bookmarks) one user is shown as having bookmarked this question twice: This doesn't appear to be the same question as: Was there a brief system glitch which caused some ...
6 votes
1 answer
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Is there a way to see the date/time I bookmarked a question?

Is there a way to see the date/time I bookmarked a question? I looked at How do question bookmarks work?, but my question was not addressed. I know that on my profile page I can go to the “Votes” tab ...
118 votes
12 answers
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Better bookmarks (formerly called favorites) organisation

I don't know about anyone else, but I have a reasonable list of bookmarks (formerly called favorites) now, and it can be rather difficult to find the relevant ones at any given time. Sometimes, I have ...
270 votes
1 answer
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How do question bookmarks work?

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 ...
5 votes
1 answer
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Search questions from my favourited list? [duplicate]

I have favourited lots of question and every time I want to view some question I need to search for that question, which is really annoying. It's difficult to remember the keywords and the exact ...
1 vote
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Searching Bookmarks [duplicate]

I have a moderate number of bookmarked questions (around 30-40), and like the idea of adding more. This will let me "pin" items of interest. However, I noticed that bookmarked are listed and ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Why can I bookmark my own question?

Why can I bookmark my own question? Don't I already get a notification when something happens on my question anyway (I don't mean the actions on answers)?
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How do I back up my Stack Exchange bookmarks for offline use?

The more I use Stack Exchange, the more it is getting a knowledge base for me, that I don't want to loose again ever. So in case SE will seize to exist one day, I would like to backup all my work. I ...
5 votes
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How can I do a cross Stack Exchange search of all my bookmarked questions?

Single Stack search: We can already search our bookmarks within a single Stack Exchange site by using inbookmarks:mine <insert-search-terms-here>, which uses elasticsearch behind the scenes. ...

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