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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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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 ...
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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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Favorite questions in the Android app

I haven't been able to find my favorite questions in the official Stack Exchange Android app. Looking at my accounts page gives nothing on them.
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Adding Favorites to the Stack Exchange global inbox

We're considering adding favorite notifications to the global inbox, and are looking for feedback on the idea (as we're not completely sold on it). But first, some history. Favorites are kind of ...
Kevin Montrose's user avatar
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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. ...
Gareth Simpson's user avatar
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Mark answer as favorite/star [duplicate]

Often times I am not interested in the question so much as I am the answer. Unfortunately, the only site option for bookmarking an optimal answer is to bookmark the question. This leaves you having to ...
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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 ...
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Search in favorited questions? [duplicate]

I wonder if it is possible to search in just my favorited questions? If not, can it be considered as a feature request?
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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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Detail Recent Favorite changes

So, the old envelope is dead. The huge Eeeek! What happened to my envelope? question has been deleted. Rest in Peace. Also, I know the new recent activity popup is still being refined. So, this post ...
Denilson Sá Maia's user avatar
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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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How to favorite a question from Android app?

I've found an interesting question when browsing Freelancers.SE. I've tried to star (favorite) the question but I couldn't find the option... How to star a question from the Android app?
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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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Reimplement the broken searching within favorites functionality

According to this question there was a mechanism implemented to allow searching within sets of favorite questions, most usefully used when searching through your own favorite list (which for some ...
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Show updates to favorite questions in recent activity

I'd like updates to favorite questions to show in the recent activity page, just like updates to my own questions are shown. As it stands now, favorites are little more than bookmarks, that require ...
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Favorites are now known as Bookmarks

As mentioned previously, we are renaming the Favorites feature to Bookmarks. This allows us to both match how it's currently used more closely and communicate what to expect from it better. Some more ...
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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 ...
Ravindra Sane's user avatar
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Can I bookmark a question on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do favorite questions work? I don't know if a bookmarking feature is available already. Sometimes I come across a question (not necessarily my own), and would like to ...
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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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If you bookmark a question, shouldn't you also be encouraged to upvote it?

I wrote a question today that, thus far, has received five answers (plus one from me) and zero upvotes. That's fine, it happens. But, this irks me a little, someone actually bookmarked it and (unless ...
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Subscribe to others' questions [duplicate]

I have been coming across many interesting questions on this site, for which I really like to know the answers; but, there is no way (at least I'm not aware of) to get notified when answers are posted ...
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Rename "favorite" questions to "subscribed" or "following" [duplicate]

In the light of the recently-added feature to automatically notify the user of any changes to "favorited" questions, this term "favorite" is becoming less and less accurate. Some users don't even ...
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"Follow that question" feature [duplicate]

I have come upon the situation where I see a question that really interests me. I have nothing to add to this question at the moment, not a comment not answer but I'm particularly interested in what ...
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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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I want to see who marked my questions as favorites

Favorite data is not exactly confidential; I can go to a user's profile and see everything they have as a favorite. Why isn't there an easy way to see who marked my questions as favorite?
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"This is a favorite question" tooltip when not favorite

When viewing a question, when I hover over the star icon (under the voting module) the tooltip says I've made it a favorite when I haven't yet.
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How to follow activity on favorite questions from Android app? [duplicate]

I know there is a way to favorite questions from the app, but I cannot find a practical way to follow the activity on the questions I favorited. The only way I found was to type infavorites:mine ...
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Why not get reputation when your question is marked a favorite by somebody?

I apologize if this has already been asked. I searched for information but couldn't find any. I was wondering why reputation isn't given when somebody marks your answer as a favorite. I have a ...
Paul Kelly's user avatar
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1 answer
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Adding a note to a favourite

I quite often add a question as a favourite when there is something of interest to me in it or its answers. Looking back through my favourites, I cannot remember why I added some of them as a ...
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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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How to save Stack Overflow questions in my favourites list?

How can I save some important questions in my favourites list?
Gitesh Dang's user avatar
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Add "Answer Later" Tab

I think it would be useful to add an "Answer Later" tab that would be similar to the "Favorites" tab so you could mark questions to answer at a later time. There are so many times I see a question ...
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Can I see my vote history?

I know I can see my total count of votes, but I'd be interested in having these be part of my activity tab, so I can easily revisit questions. I end up favoriting almost every question I upvote, just ...
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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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Cross-site inbookmarks:mine search

inbookmarks:mine was fixed for searching within a particular Stack Exchange site, but often I find myself wanting to search for a question I favorited/bookmarked, but not remembering which site it was ...
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Offline features in Stack Exchange App

It's not a given that we're always connected to the internet, so why not include some offline features in the Stack Exchange App? Something similar to Gmail app like Currently the favorite questions ...
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Search favorite questions by tag

Favorite questions on Stack Overflow I feel is highly unused feature of all the features provided on the site. (This again is my personal opinion) I have favorited around 90 question till date and it ...
Yasser Shaikh's user avatar
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0 answers
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Why is this favorite appearing in my network proflile?

I've noticed that this question on Math SE is listed under favorites in my network profile, but not for Math SE account. I don't recall ever favoriting it, except when I tried favoriting it and ...
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RSS feed for favorite questions

I feel like this is almost certainly a duplicate, but I couldn't find what it's a duplicate of. Is there an RSS feed for updates (new answers, edits, comments, maybe even votes) on your "favorite" ...
Anton Geraschenko's user avatar
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1 answer
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Is there a way to see all my favorite questions? [duplicate]

Otherwise, what is the use of marking a question as a favorite?
Lazer's user avatar
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Create a better way to organize favorites [duplicate]

I've got six pages of favorites on Stack Overflow. Many of those questions are on different topics. I'd really like to have some way of organizing them. Of course those questions are already ...
Michał Piaskowski's user avatar
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1 answer
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What can cause the Community user to have favorite questions?

On most sites including the main Stack Overflow site, Community user has no favorites. So far so good. However today I noticed that on the SharePoint site it got 26 questions marked as favorite. If ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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3 answers
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Is there any way to mark a user as "favorite"?

I mean, a way to "follow" a especific user (an analogy could be mark a tag as "interesting"/"ignored"). Is this possible?
Eliseo Ocampos's user avatar
121 votes
1 answer
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Where are my starred Questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do favorite questions work? Stack Overflow has a feature that you can star whatever questions you like, but how can I find my starred questions and their answers? Where is ...
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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 ...
Mirage's user avatar
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The star for favourites gives the same tool tip text regardless of state [duplicate]

Regardless the state of a favourite star, the tool tip text is: "Click again to undo". When deselected, the tool tip text should read "Click to mark as a favourite". This follows Steve Krug's "...
gerryLowry's user avatar
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2 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 ...
rubo77's user avatar
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What are favourites for?

Kevin recently asked a question about how to handle favourite changes, and whether to put them in the global inbox. The problem is that the 'use case' for favourites is (I think) not the same for ...
Benjol's user avatar
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Can I get notifications from my favourite tags into the SE inbox?

I’ve labelled a few favourite tags here (and more on other sites). I appreciate them being highlighted on the question page. Sometimes, however, I take breaks from Stack Exchange that can be anything ...
Jan's user avatar
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How to access ALL of my favorites?

OK, I know where I can find the list of favorites. I know how to sort them using the "added", "recent", ... buttons. But in the list I have, there are only 9 favorites, but I have about 30 bookmarked....
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