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When you copy content from a post and by mistake catch the vote block while marking then you get that text. Marking like this results in 0 down vote favorite I recently reviewed That is a good opportunity to go through that 69 posts and improve them...


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Being able to see anyone's favorites is a symptom of a privacy issue - that users are not given the choice of what, when, or how to share some parts of their personal information. Several proposed answers ridicule you for bringing this up, or claim that being able to hide your favourites has no value. These answers miss the point - that privacy is a complex ...


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A possible reason for the lack of a bronze "favoriting" badge is that favoriting seems to perform two somewhat different functions: Users might want to watch a question closely for a time -- they're interested in possible answers to it, or perhaps plan to write an answer themselves if no one else comes up with a good one. Questions of this kind normally ...


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Allow me to throw my hat in the ring with a mockup of this feature that I too would very much like to see implemented. Consider using different colored stars1 for various user-defined categories ("tags"). Favoriting: Viewing Favorites: The biggest issue I see with this is the major overhaul it would require. To get around that, I would suggest a "default"...


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Currently this is really difficult to do in app, it definitely needs to be done in a better way. For now, you can search infavorites:mine on a site to get your favorites, but this obviously can be done better.


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This will do it https://stackoverflow.com/search?tab=newest&q=intags%3amine


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The count shows the number of comments and new or edited answers on your favourite question, not the number of favourites you have.


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UPDATE: infavorites:mine has been implemented. Only American spelling of favorites is supported. I have found stackoverflow favorites organizer by googling. It works well in Chrome but I had issues with it in Firefox. Not perfect but I managed to find the question I was looking for reasonably quick. I hope infavorites:mine will be implemented soon.


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It would be nice if there were a way to organise my favourites by tag, or OP, or possibly just search them. Hurrah! This has been implemented now! You can use infavorites:mine in the search page to search by your favorites. For e.g. My favorites by tag: infavorites:mine [sql] My favorites by OP: infavorites:mine user:3836 My favorites with term: ...


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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 less details regarding each question. (e.g. Comments, Answers, Favourites, Votes) Change the last line: ORDER BY ViewCount DESC to ORDER BY AnswerCount ...


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It would be nice if it is implemented. But you can achieve this without this feature. You can search for any tag from your favorite questions. Type in the search box: [sql] infavorites:mine


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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 favorited. This seems like an interesting thing to know. If no one has ever found it interesting, that's kinda different than someone thinking it's worth favoriting ...


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The SharePoint site was originally SharePoint Overflow, a SE 1.0 site. As it was not possible for a moderator to merge* a user into Community [1]** and the favorite votes were created before the current site existed; the most likely explanation is that abandoned favorite votes were accidentally associated with Community when the data from the original site ...


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There are two options that may be helpful: Tag Sets This page would provide with the feed of all questions based on your user fav tags. You may create your own tag sets. Further reading: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/tag-sets-on-stack-exchange/ Custom URL's Although tag filtering did not work well for me, it seems one can use customized URL to ...


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This seems like something that you can easily do on your end using bookmarks, and organizing them into folders or separate windows with multiple tabs. Doing it this way does not only avoid adding additional complexity to Stack Overflow - remember, there are millions of questions and users, and even something tiny like this will be computationally expensive! ...


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You can now view votes in your profile view on the far right under the votes tab. See also: Can I see my vote history? Where did the Votes Tab go?


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I agree that the current favorite system is a bit clunky, but instead of getting rid of it, I'd love to see the team invest some time, and make it awesome. Just off the top of my head, some things the team could add: The ability to create arbitrary groups of favorited questions. There have been more than a few times when I went searching through three ...


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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 unfavorite it by clicking on star.


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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 reasons (read: how much dev time it costs) we have punted on upgrading Elasticsearch for some time. The way we used it in 1.x was no longer compatible with 2.x. ...


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A new search engine for Stack Exchange (Dec '12) states the infavorites:mine functionality has returned (referenced in this answer as well). This question already has the status-completed tag, but I'm adding this for reference as I didn't find it immediately myself.


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The favorite link is often used by folks who simply want to access the question quickly and easily again. It doesn't always mean "favorite" as is commonly used. Perhaps it should be re-named. I think it would be good to restrict favourites only to people who felt that the question was worth it and so upvoted it. Why? What purpose would this serve? I don'...


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The star is missing from the "rooms" list (from which the screen shot was taken) and the "info" page for the individual room. However, if you enter the room it's still present there, so you can enter, unstar, leave, and never have to be automatically signed into the room again. (This information gathered from debugging in comments.)


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Everyone can mark a post as favourite, but not everyone can vote; you need 15 points before you can do the latter. And starring a post does not necessarily mean someone liked the post; they could be bookmarking it to revisit later on, perhaps to see if the post needs to be closed instead, but want to give the OP time to improve before they cast the vote. Or ...


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I used to be of the opinion that we should be allowed to mark answers as favorites, but I've since had a chance of heart. The reason for this is subtle, but important. Until now, I had been conflating Stack Overflow's "Favorite" feature with the Bookmark feature in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. This is understandable and perhaps even natural given the ...


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For me, the biggest issue is how unclear it is that clicking the star is an action that is published. Specially considering that in other sites this isn't the case (like starred items in Slack, I believe). Firstly, you can see the number of people who marked a specific question as favorite, but you can't see who they are by clicking or hovering the number (...


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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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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 answer is posted, an answer is edited... ...Actually, that's it; you can't get notified when there are new comments, or if the question is closed, or even determine ...


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All of the questions you have starred are your favorites. You can view all of them by: Clicking your username on the top of the page. Clicking the favorites tab.


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Why not do what Quora does? and and They have a full-fledged draft system: You can save an unlimited number of drafts. Saving an empty draft marks the post as "answer later". Currently, the SE system allows one question draft per site and (I think) one answer draft per question. All expire in 7 days. Upgrading it to a system with proper draft management ...


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