Being on math.SE for a month, I noticed that almost every non-trivial question is favorited by a user. Got a bit tired searching for a problem I can think of, among questions that are likely homework or a person got stuck or things on which I don't have a clue about (e.g. "Given a locally compact Hausdorf space, ...").

So the question is:

How can I view questions, favorited at least by $1$ person (hmm, or maybe $5$)?

I've already seen infavorites:id in search, but there seems to be no option infavorites:* available. It turns out that I can use favorite_count>0 but I do not know how to manage with it.

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    $\begingroup$ Favorites might not always indicate quality; I often favorite to track a question for whatever reason (e.g. to see if it gets edited/closed/deleted/undeleted/reopened). $\endgroup$ May 24, 2015 at 2:45

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Since there is no search parameter to access the favorite count, one has to use Data Explorer for this purpose.

Here is the query Questions favorited at least N times which shows the title, number of answers, whether there is an accepted answer, etc.

The main drawback of using Data Explorer is that the data it has can be up to a week old; it is refreshed every weekend.

But I am skeptical that you will find the raw number of favorites to be of much help. Here is an effective method to find nontrivial unanswered questions of interest to you:

  1. Select some favorite tags.
  2. Bookmark this page; it's the second page of search results for intags:mine answers:0, sorted by newest.

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