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Why favorite but not upvote?

An incomplete list of reasons why one might track a question: to delete them later. to check if they get deleted. to check if they stay closed. to see if maybe they get turned from something ...
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Blocking favorite unless question has been upvoted

People favorite questions for all kinds of reasons that aren't synonymous with upvoting. Sometimes the question is bad and the user wishes to keep an eye on it. Sometimes it's because the question ...
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Can we have a favorite star for answers?

The proposal seems to be based on a misunderstanding of the feature. The purpose of favorites is not so much 'to mark favorite a good question.' The purpose is to be able to follow and to relocate a ...
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What is the difference between following a post and bookmarking a question?

As @Zacky mentioned, there is a proposed FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange. That focuses on the facts; I wrote an answer to a similar question on Arqade about the advantages of both features: You should use ...
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In search of a possibly deleted question

DISCLAIMER: As you can see, only some of the suggestions I have given below would actually help you to find this specific question. (And some of them only during the next week - after the next update ...
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Meaning of star symbol by each question?

The $\Large \star$ button, when clicked on, becomes $\color{orange}{\Large \star}$, signaling that the question was added to the user's favorite question's list. You can access this list in your ...
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Are there any functions to search with keywords or categorize my thousands of bookmarked questions?

Yes, there's an advanced search option for this: just add inbookmarks:mine to your search query. You can even search within another user's bookmarks; I don't have ...
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Why favorite but not upvote?

You upvote a question because you find it useful. You star a question because you want to revisit it at some point, either after some activity there, or perhaps after lack of activity. quid already ...
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Why can someone make his/her own question as favorite?

Users can always mark their own question as favourite questions. It does make some sense, though, since it lets them follow through updates on the question and the answers from the relevant tab in ...
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Bookmarks somehow?

You can favorite a question by clicking on the star under the voting arrows. Then you can find them back in your profile under Activity -> favorite (here).
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My main maths stack exchange bookmarks r not showing

As mentioned in the comments, it seems very likely that you are talking about a deleted account. An account with userid 900638 called Waybig is still displayed in Google Cache, but not on the site. ...
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In search of a possibly deleted question

Heeding to the request of Martin, I'll reproduce the question verbatim and provide a link to it. First, a couple of failed attempts. This question wasn't visible in the "recently deleted" ...
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Is there any way to add a bookmark to any answer of a question?

While bookmarks indeed only work for questions, you can follow both answers and questions. By following the question, you are notified of new answers, which you could then follow as well. An old ...
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Blocking favorite unless question has been upvoted

I am one of the people who does this occasionally. One of my motives for roaming on our site is to search for material: nice questions that I can imagine turning into a homework problem, or into a ...
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How can a question marked as a favourite not appear in my list of favourites?

I see it on your profile's favourites. Note that you can order the list by various criteria. Try ordering by "Added".
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How do I find questions that I marked as favorite?

Go to your profile. In the middle of the page, a bit down, is a tab for your favorites. If there have been updates to your favorited questions, then there will be a number and some color there as well....
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When I use "intags:mine" in search, I get no results

I have carried this as an experiment - perhaps it could serve as an additional datapoint which might help the OP or somebody else with further investigation. I have tried including the tags from the ...
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Could bookmarks have a facility for grouping questions similar to playlists in YouTube?

I began keeping an ordinary text file (on my home desktop) I named Topics.txt It is mostly urls of questions or specific answers I thought were interesting, grouped by by common themes according to ...
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