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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: ...
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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) ...
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How to find out what activity activated a favorite?

You went to "favorites" tab. Now (not necessary, but just to see what post was last active) select "Activity" and then click the date (sssssh, it is the secret, for this reason the timestamp looks ...
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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 ...
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How to find out what activity activated a favorite?

I first check when the question was last edited. Then I check the latest answers -- at the beginning of answers there are three tabs: |Active| |Oldest| |Votes|. Selecting |Active| puts the latest on ...
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