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What's the purpose of the favorite button?

You can find links to some basic info on favorites here, specifically this post is rather detailed: How do favorite questions work? This feature request has been posted on main meta a few years ago: ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
11 votes
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Is it reasonable to expect that the number of upvotes is greater than the number of favorites?

No, not entirely. An average question indeed has more upvotes than bookmarks (the new name of favorites). See below for some statistics. Both vote types (bookmarks are stored as votes in the database) ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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The meaning of "The number of Followers of a tag"

The number of followers is shown in the tooltip which is displayed when you hover over a tag. As already explained in comments, this is number of users who have the tag among their favorite tags plus ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
4 votes

Providing a way to sort one's favorites by "date added"?

In the meantime, the whole system of bookmarks on Stack Exchange was revamped and they are now called saves, you can find links to posts with more details in the corresponding tag-info. In particular, ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
3 votes

Any chance of a "save for later / TODO" feature?

The feature called "bookmarks" was recently completely overhauled by Stack Exchange and it is now called saves: Bookmarks have evolved into Saves Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange - ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar

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