Sometimes I will see a question that I wouldn't upvote but would like to mark as a "favorite" (e.g. to follow it, or to remind myself to think about it later).

Does marking a question as "favorite" imply that it's a high quality question? Alternatively, does it send the message "this is a good question!" to the OP the same way that an upvote does?

If so, I might stick to bookmarking such questions in my browser instead of marking them as "favorite" in the future...

  • $\begingroup$ "Necessarily" is sort of a weird word to use in this situation. $\endgroup$ Jun 10, 2011 at 20:17
  • $\begingroup$ Noted; it's been removed. $\endgroup$
    – Elliott
    Jun 10, 2011 at 20:57
  • $\begingroup$ Of course, one can point out that the questioner himself could mark his question as "favorite"; on the other hand, one cannot upvote his own question. $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2011 at 12:22
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    $\begingroup$ I wish SE has a separate page where we can take notes and bookmark pages (either privately or publicly). $\endgroup$
    – Srivatsan
    Jul 31, 2011 at 0:18

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As I see it, the favorite star implies "worth revisiting, for whatever reason".

There are a few badges the OP will earn at 10, 25, and 100 favorites -- if you can ask a question that a lot of people think is worth revisiting, I believe that is noteworthy.


It doesn't. As you yourself noted, people sometimes mark a question as favourite so they can revisit it later, to add an answer etc.

Of course, that does not mean a question asker will not take it that way (especially someone new to the site). They might well think that they have asked a stellar question...

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    $\begingroup$ ... and use the "favorite" as evidence when they complain that their question was unfairly closed ... $\endgroup$
    – GEdgar
    Jun 14, 2011 at 12:41

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