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Can there be an option to keep your list of bookmarks private?

For me, the biggest issue is how unclear it is that clicking the bookmark icon is an action that is published. Specially considering that in many other sites/apps this isn't the case. Firstly, you can ...
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What's the difference between "bookmarking" and "following" a post?

Bookmarking Only works on questions, not on answers Is publicly visible (including in SEDE) Generates badges: Favorite Question and Stellar Question A list of your bookmarked questions across the ...
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View Most Popular Questions by favorite count / views / votes

The Stack Exchange Data Explorer can be used to find the most viewed questions using this data query. If you wish you can make a fork of the query to customise the results displayed to include more or ...
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Favorites are now known as Bookmarks

support feature-request status-planned According to What tags exist by default on child metas?, there is a default [favorites] tag on all ~170 child metas in the network, e.g. on Meta Stack Overflow ...
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Filtering questions based on my Favorite Tags

This will do it https://stackoverflow.com/search?tab=newest&q=intags%3amine
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Why do some questions have a favorite count of 0 while others have none?

From looking at a few examples in each list, it seems that 0 indicates a question that has been favorited at some point but the favorite was removed. Questions in the NULL list have never been ...
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Favorites are now known as Bookmarks

discussion, feature-request Great, thanks! I always dislike those "My question got two favorites and three downvotes" questions on Meta. This should hopefully stop those. I also like that what I'm ...
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How do I un-favorite a question that has been migrated to another SE site?

Use "?noredirect=1" in the end of the link. For example, use this for your case: "movies.stackexchange.com/questions/69409/song-playing-in-lift-me-up-first-dance-scene?noredirect=1" And then just ...
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infavorites:mine search query does not work

This is now fixed, some info on what happened in case people are curious: Okay we had a few issues here as a result of the elastic migration we've been working on and just migrated to. For priority ...
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Favorites are now known as Bookmarks

bug feature-request status-planned Please update the Help Center article How do I search?, section User Operators. It has an entry which still refers to favorites: infavorites:mine (or any user id)...
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Is there a way to see the date/time I bookmarked a question?

Not in the web user interface, but you can write a SEDE query to display the bookmark creation date. Here's one I wrote earlier Just enter the question id (it's the number in the question URL) and ...
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How do I un-favorite a question that has been migrated to another SE site?

I found another way to un-favorite a question. The trick is to go to favorite tab (taking my profile as an example) and click on the star on the left side of the question that I want to un-favorite.
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When are we going to get the ability to favourite answers?

Probably at about the point where that becomes useful for something. The most useful part of "favoriting" a question is that you can find out when something about it changes: it's edited, an ...
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Why can I bookmark my own question?

Maybe you've asked hundreds of questions and... There are a few you keep coming back to because they have useful but complicated answers and a bookmark is faster than searching each time. There's ...
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Could we allow suspended users to bookmark questions?

The technical reason is that bookmarking is casting a vote, and suspended users can't vote. That holds for up- and downvotes, but also voting to delete their own post and bookmarking. When you're not ...
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Why I can favorite a question but not an answer?

The pragmatic reason is that it would multiply the UI elements needed to support a feature we do not necessarily believe in philosophically. Stack Exchange was built on the premise that knowledge ...
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Star favorite users

This has been asked before, and will be closed as a dupe soon. Just to touch on something in your question which is slightly different from the dupe(s). Or perhaps I'd consider editing their ...
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Is serial or automatic favoriting considered abuse?

Much is said about serial voting; but I haven't seen anything about serial favoriting. that's because the two functions have very different affects on the site and users. Voting on user's posts ...
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Why did the favorite button become little different and smaller?

To be more specific, the favorite button is now smaller due to the adoption of universal theming and the Stacks design system. The whole voting sidebar is now a flex-box column of buttons and the ...
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Favorites are now known as Bookmarks

bug status-planned The item is visible while logged out, and clicking on it gives me an error asking me to login. However, there is no tooltip for me when logged out while only hovering on the item ...
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Proposal for an "answerable by me" button

Why not just bookmark the questions you want to come back to? It sounds like you don't need to keep a link to these questions for very long (you said you'd come back and answer if nobody else already ...
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Favorites are now known as Bookmarks

bug status-bydesign / status-planned On questions: The tooltip still points to favorites... On my profile: The menu points to favorites. The tooltip has the same problem:
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What does the blue number on the Bookmarks tab show?

The blue number isn't the number of newly-created bookmarks. It's the number of times the items in your bookmarks have been active since the last time you opened that tab. It's how you know that there ...
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Cross-site inbookmarks:mine search

It's possible (sort of) with a SEDE query, if you don't mind the results will be up-to-date up to last Sunday. Given that you're often searching for questions you bookmarked long ago, this shouldn't ...
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Favorites are now known as Bookmarks

bug feature-request status-completed The API documentation still refers to favorites, e.g. the main page: Get the questions favorited by users identified by a set of ids. the /users/{ids}/favorites ...
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How do I view all my bookmarks across all communities?

You can find it in your network profile, it's one of the tabs there. Or you can use this direct link: https://stackexchange.com/users/current?tab=bookmarks. Here's how it looks like for me: As @...
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Where is the list of questions you have starred?

In the new profile system, it’s not on your Profile page but rather on your Activity page, under Favorites.
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